Scores

Final

Arkansas State 60

(14-9, 8-6 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 73

(21-4, 13-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, February 7, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
ARST 21 3960
MTU 34 3973

Top Performers

Arkansas State: C. Golden 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee 73, Arkansas St. 60

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Neiko Hunter had a game-high 17 points and Marcos Knight added a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee past Arkansas State 73-60 Thursday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

Knight, the only player for both teams with double figure rebounds, helped Middle Tennessee (21-4, 13-1) outrebound Arkansas State 37-31.

Spurred by Hunter off the bench, Middle Tennessee held a 34-26 advantage in bench points.

The Blue Raiders outscored the Red Wolves (14-9, 8-6) 44-20 in the paint.

Arkansas State shot just 30.4 percent (7 of 23) in the first half while Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent (14 of 25). The Blue Raiders led at halftime 34-21.

Middle Tennessee led wire to wire and led by as many as 31 points in the second half.

Cameron Golden had 15 points for the Arkansas State, which just snapped a three-game winning streak.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
MTU
Points 60 73
FG Made-Attempted 19-52 (.365) 30-56 (.536)
3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 5-14 (.357)
FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 8-17 (.471)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 31

2012-13 Season

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