Scores

Final

Tenn St 48

(5-7, 1-6 away)

Middle Tennessee 77

(8-3, 1-0 Sun Belt)

8:00 PM ET, December 18, 2012

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
TNST 20 2848
MTU 43 3477

Top Performers

Tennessee State: R. Covington 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Middle Tennessee 77, Tennessee St. 48

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Raymond Cintron led four players in double figures with 15 points and Middle Tennessee routed in-state foe Tennessee State 77-48 Tuesday.

Marcos Knight tallied 14 points and a team-high six rebounds while Neiko Hunter and Shawn Jones added 13 apiece. Cintron made 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range -- including four in the first half -- for Middle Tennessee, which has won three of its last four games

Cintron's first 3-pointer gave Middle Tennessee a 14-5 lead 4:52 into the first half. Tennessee State (5-7) cut what was a 17-point deficit to 15, 30-15, but Cintron hit 3s on three straight possessions to give Middle Tennessee a commanding 39-15 lead.

The Blue Raiders (8-3) shot 48.3 percent (28 of 58) and held a 37-34 rebounding edge.

Robert Covington led Tennessee State with 17 points and Patrick Miller had 12 but the Tigers got just three points off the bench.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TNST
MTU
Points 48 77
FG Made-Attempted 14-46 (.304) 28-59 (.475)
3P Made-Attempted 1-13 (.077) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 19-29 (.655) 15-20 (.750)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 29

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