Scores

Final

AR-Little Rock 50

(11-9, 5-4 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 82

(15-4, 7-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, January 17, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
UALR 17 3350
MTU 36 4682

Top Performers

Arkansas-Little Rock: J. Hagins 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Middle Tennessee: T. Knight 10 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

Middle Tennessee 82, UALR 50

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Neiko Hunter scored 15 points to lead five players in double figures, and Middle Tennessee took control with a 24-6 run in the first half and cruised to an 82-50 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a Sun Belt Conference game on Thursday night.

Shawn Jones had 12 points for the Blue Raiders (15-4, 7-1), Marcos Knight had 11 and Tweety Knight and Raymond Cintron added 10 each.

Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent from the field (28 of 50) and 64.3 percent from 3-point range (9 of 14). The Blue Raiders, who have won eight of their past nine games, also won the rebound battle 37-25. UALR was 18 of 51 from the field and 3 of 11 from beyond the arc.

Trailing 8-5 early, Middle Tennessee's run gave it a 29-14 advantage culminated by Cintron's 3-pointer with 6:15 remaining. Marcos Knight and Cintron scored eight points each during the streak.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UALR
MTU
Points 50 82
FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 28-50 (.560)
3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 9-14 (.643)
FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 17-25 (.680)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 33

2012-13 Season

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