Scores

Final

Akron 73

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Middle Tennessee 80

(3-0, 3-0 home)

    3:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    AKR 33 4073
    MTU 33 4780

    Top Performers

    Akron: Q. Diggs 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 24 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee defeats Akron 80-73

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones had 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to an 80-73 win Saturday over Akron.

    Middle Tennessee (3-0) extends its home winning streak to 32 games.

    The Blue Raiders took the lead 44-43 with 15:31 remaining and led the rest of the game. Akron (1-2) kept within 2 to 3 points for most of the second before Kerry Hammonds II hit a 3-pointer to stretch the Blue Raiders' lead to 60-55 with 7:10 remaining. Middle Tennessee would lead by as much as 10 points in the second half.

    Hammonds was 6 of 8 for 17 points, including three 3-pointers. Jaqawn Raymond also hit three 3-pointers to go with his 17 points.

    Quincy Diggs had 25 points and Pat Forsyth added 11 as the only Akron players to score in double figures.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AKR
    MTU
    Points 73 80
    FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 27-48 (.563)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 6-11 (.545)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 20-31 (.645)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)

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