Scores

Final

Belmont 70

(8-2, 5-1 away)

Middle Tennessee 58

(6-2, 5-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 3, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
BEL 29 4170
MTU 22 3658

Top Performers

Belmont: J. Mann 32 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk

Belmont defeats Middle Tennessee 70-58

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- JJ Mann had a career-high 32 points as Belmont defeated Middle Tennessee 70-58, ending the Blue Raiders home winning streak at 33 games Tuesday night.

Middle Tennessee had the nation's longest regular-season home winning streak.

Belmont (8-2) came out hot, taking an 18-4 lead midway of the first period as Middle Tennessee (6-2) went scoreless for 7:39. The Blue Raiders (6-2) mounted a comeback to trail just 29-22 at the half.

A Shawn Jones dunk at the 10:02 mark of the second half closed the gap to 48-45. Jeff Laidig responded immediately with a 3-point shot to push Belmont's lead to 51-45. The Blue Raiders could not get closer.

Jones led Middle Tennessee with 21 points and 11 rebounds, his third double-double of the season. Belmont was 25 of 32 at the free-throw line, compared to Middle Tennessee's 14 of 23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BEL
MTU
Points 70 58
FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 21-55 (.382)
3P Made-Attempted 7-20 (.350) 2-18 (.111)
FT Made-Attempted 25-32 (.781) 14-23 (.609)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 27 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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