Scores

Final

South Alabama 50

(15-10, 12-5 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 85

(24-4, 16-1 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, February 21, 2013

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    USA 26 2450
    MTU 41 4485

    Top Performers

    South Alabama: A. Rubit 13 Pts, 12 Reb

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 6 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 85, South Alabama 50

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Bruce Massey scored 12 points and four others reached double figures as Middle Tennessee clobbered South Alabama 85-50 Thursday night for its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular season title.

    The Blue Raiders (24-4, 16-1) also clinched the top seed in the Sun Belt tournament.

    Middle Tennessee, which has won 13 straight, scored the first 13 points of the game, led 41-26 at halftime and coasted. This was easier than its 60-56 win at South Alabama (15-10, 12-5) on Jan. 2.

    The Blue Raiders also got double-figure scoring from Marcos Knight (11 points), Neiko Hunter (11), Shawn Jones (10) and Kerry Hammond (10).

    Augustine Rubit had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Jaguars. Mychal Ammons also scored 13.

    Middle Tennessee shot 25 for 54 (46.3 percent) to South Alabama's 14 of 49 (28.6 percent), and had a 40-5 edge in bench scoring and 33-10 in points off turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USA
    MTU
    Points 50 85
    FG Made-Attempted 14-49 (.286) 25-54 (.463)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 26-33 (.788)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 28 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 35

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    South Alabama leads 1-0
    Jan 5, 2013 MTU 60, @USA 56Recap
    » Feb 21, 2013 @MTU 85, USA 50Recap