MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Raymond Cintron scored 20 points and led Middle Tennessee's 64.4 percent shooting effort in a 93-41 rout of Troy Saturday night.
The victory margin was the largest for the Blue Raiders (22-4, 14-1 Sun Belt Conference) since Nov. 17, 2001, when they defeated Bryan College by 56 points, 115-59. They also won their 11th straight game and are 14-0 at home.
The win was Middle Tennessee's 112th in Sun Belt play for coach Kermit Davis, tying the conference record of South Alabama's Ronnie Arrow, who retired this season. It also broke a tie with former Alabama-Birmingham coach Gene Bartow.
Middle Tennessee made 29 of 45 shots, including 10 of 19 3-pointers, to better its 56 percent shooting in a 97-53 win Nov. 9 over Alabama State.
Emil Jones scored 16 points for the Trojans (10-15, 5-9), who had their lowest point total and suffered their most lopsided loss this season.
Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
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