Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 66

(14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 57

(3-10, 2-5 Sun Belt)

5:30 PM ET, January 12, 2013

Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

1 2 T
MTU 34 3266
ULM 19 3857

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: M. Knight 17 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Louisiana-Monroe: A. Olatayo 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Middle Tennessee 66, Louisiana-Monroe 57

Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- Marcos Knight scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 66-57 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday.

Bruce Massey finished with 12 points, making all eight of his free throw attempts for the Blue Raiders (14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt Conference), who have won three consecutive games. JT Sulton had 10 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee went into halftime with a 34-19 lead. Louisiana-Monroe cut the Blue Raiders' deficit to two points when Amos Olatayo scored on a layup with 11:14 left in the second half.

But the Warhawks (3-10, 2-5) were unable to pull closer. Middle Tennessee answered with a 7-0 run to push its lead to nine points with 8:49 left and built enough cushion the rest of the way for the victory.

The Blue Raiders, who never trailed, outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 40-22.

Olatayo finished with 24 points for the Warhawks, who has lost two straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
ULM
Points 66 57
FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 20-50 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 1-8 (.125) 5-12 (.417)
FT Made-Attempted 21-26 (.808) 12-21 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 17 0

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 12, 2013 MTU 66, @ULM 57Recap
Feb 23, 2013 @MTU 87, ULM 46Recap