Scores

Final

FIU 52

(4-7, 1-3 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 69

(10-3, 2-0 Sun Belt)

6:00 PM ET, December 29, 2012

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
FIU 21 3152
MTU 28 4169

Top Performers

Florida International: T. Murphy 13 Pts, 3 Stl

Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 15 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

Middle Tennessee 69, FIU 52

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones and Marcus Knight scored 15 points each to pace Middle Tennessee to a 69-52 victory over Florida International Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

It was the seventh straight victory for the Blue Raiders (10-3, 2-0) over FIU (4-7, 1-3).

Middle Tennessee scored the game's first eight points. The Blue Raiders led 28-21 at halftime, then outscored FIU 41-31 in the second half to win comfortably.

Jones also took 13 rebounds for a double-double, and Knight just missed one with nine rebounds. Raymond Cintron came off the Middle Tennessee bench to score 12 points on four 3-pointers.

For the Golden Panthers, Tymell Murphy scored 13 points. Jerome Frink and Malik Smith had 10 each.

Middle Tennessee outrebounded FIU 41-21, 15-3 on the offensive glass. The Blue Raiders shot 43.4 percent from the field (23 of 53) to FIU's 38.8 percent (19 for 49).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
MTU
Points 52 69
FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 23-53 (.434)
3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 18

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Dec 29, 2012 @MTU 69, FIU 52Recap
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