Scores

Final

Southern 75

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Middle Tennessee 78

(1-0, 1-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 10, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
SOU 35 4075
MTU 31 4778

Top Performers

Southern University: M. Miller 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee: N. Hunter 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee outlasts Southern U 78-75

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Neiko Hunter scored 20 points and Kerry Hammonds II added 19, including two key late free throws as Middle Tennessee held off Southern University for a 78-75 victory Sunday night.

The Blue Raiders (1-0) jumped out to an early 14-2 lead, but Southern climbed back to take a four-point advantage at half.

The Jaguars (0-2) extended their lead to 45-35 early in the second half, but Middle Tennessee used a 26-16 run to tie it with 5:25 remaining.

Middle Tennessee tried to put the game out of reach multiple times in the last three minutes, but Southern wouldn't go down easy, pulling within two on a 3-pointer by Tre Lynch.

Following a pair of free throws by Tweety Knight, Lynch hit another triple to make the score 75-76 with ten seconds to play.

Hammonds II hit two more free throws, and Lynch missed the potential game-tying 3-pointer as time expired.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SOU
MTU
Points 75 78
FG Made-Attempted 25-51 (.490) 18-47 (.383)
3P Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 6-15 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 36-55 (.655)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 36 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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