TROY, Ala. -- Marcos Knight had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 66-56 victory over Troy in a Sun Belt Conference game Thursday night, setting a school record with its 15th consecutive victory.
JT Sulton had 10 points for the Blue Raiders (26-4, 18-1), who had already clinched their third Sun Belt regular-season title in the past four years.
Middle Tennessee swept the series, winning 93-41 on Feb. 9.
The Red Raiders shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50) to the Trojans 37 percent (20 of 54). They both struggled at the foul line: Middle Tennessee hit 11 of 22, Troy 11 of 23.
Middle Tennessee made a 14-0 run early in the first half and never trailed.
It's about time for someone other than Duke and Kentucky to grab the top class. Could it be Shaka Smart and Texas in 2017?
Which teams have enjoyed the most NCAA tournament success since 2000? Kansas' recent run to the Elite Eight vaulted the Jayhawks up the list.
There's nowhere to go but up for the Eagles, who were winless in the ACC last season but return a slew of young players who gained valuable experience.
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