Scores

Final

Florida Atl 52

(8-9, 3-3 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 62

(13-4, 5-1 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 10, 2013

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    FAU 24 2852
    MTU 35 2762

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: G. Gantt 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee 62, FAU 52

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Marcos Knight scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Middle Tennessee reeled off 26 straight points to defeat Florida Atlantic 62-52 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

    The Blue Raiders (13-4, 5-1), who have won six of their last seven, are 9-0 at home this season.

    Middle Tennessee trailed 24-19 at the 7:26 mark when Bruce Massey's layup sparked a 16-0 run to close the first half.

    Coming out of the break, Raymond Cintron's 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that gave the Blue Raiders a 21-point lead with 16:38 remaining.

    The Owls (8-9, 3-3) could get no closer than eight as they saw their two-game winning streak end.

    Neiko Hunter added 12 points and Massey 10 for Middle Tennessee, which shot 50 percent (24 of 48) despite making only 2 of 13 3-pointers.

    Greg Gantt's 23 points led Florida Atlantic and Stefan Moody had 18.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    MTU
    Points 52 62
    FG Made-Attempted 17-42 (.405) 24-48 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 21

    2012-13 Season

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