Scores

Final

North Texas 57

(5-9, 0-3 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 75

(11-3, 3-0 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

8:00 PM ET, December 31, 2012

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
UNT 24 3357
MTU 37 3875

Top Performers

North Texas: T. Mitchell 13 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee 75, North Texas 57

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Marcos Knight notched 12 points as Middle Tennessee remained perfect in Sun Belt Conference action with a 75-57 win over North Texas Monday night.

Raymond Cintron added 11 points for the Blue Raiders (11-3, 3-0), who got points from 10 different players and shot 50 percent (31 of 62) from the field.

Middle Tennessee is now 8-0 at home this year and has won 19 straight at Murphy Center.

Tony Mitchell scored 13 points with 11 rebounds for his 14th career double-double for North Texas (5-9, 0-3).

The loss was the second straight for the Mean Green, who fall to 0-5 on the road.

Middle Tennessee jumped to a 21-6 lead over the first 12 minutes and cruised to a 37-24 halftime advantage. Mitchell scored four points on a 7-0 North Texas run to open the second half, but the Blue Raiders quickly rebuilt the lead and maintained it.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
MTU
Points 57 75
FG Made-Attempted 19-56 (.339) 31-61 (.508)
3P Made-Attempted 4-17 (.235) 5-13 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 15-19 (.789) 8-16 (.500)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 22

2012-13 Season

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