Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 60

(7-14, 3-7 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 82

(16-4, 8-1 Sun Belt)

6:30 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
ULL 21 3960
MTU 41 4182

Top Performers

Louisiana-Lafayette: E. Payton 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee: K. Hammonds II 27 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

Middle Tennessee 82, Louisiana-Lafayette 60

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kerry Hammonds scored 27 points, making 10 of 11 shots, to lead Sun Belt Conference front-runner Middle Tennessee over Louisiana-Lafayette 82-60 Saturday night.

The junior guard, who was averaging 4.8 points this season, bettered his previous season high by 16 points and fell one short of his career best, set against South Alabama in his freshman year. He made 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Middle Tennessee (16-4, 8-1) used a 19-2 run to increase a 16-13 lead to 35-15 with 2:43 left in the first half, and it was 41-21 at halftime. Hammonds scored 15 points in the half's final 8:59.

Raymond Cintron scored 12 points and Shawn Jones had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Raiders, who won 72-58 at Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 29.

Shawn Long had 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Ragin' Cajuns (7-14, 3-7), who have lost nine in a row to Middle Tennessee.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
MTU
Points 60 82
FG Made-Attempted 21-54 (.389) 30-65 (.462)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 10-23 (.435)
FT Made-Attempted 13-24 (.542) 12-16 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 29

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Nov 29, 2012 MTU 72, @ULL 58Recap
» Jan 19, 2013 @MTU 82, ULL 60Recap
Mar 9, 2013 @MTU 81, ULL 66Recap