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

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