Scores

Final

South Alabama 50

(15-10, 12-5 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 85

(24-4, 16-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, February 21, 2013

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
USA 26 2450
MTU 41 4485

Top Performers

South Alabama: A. Rubit 13 Pts, 12 Reb

Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl, 6 Blk

Middle Tennessee 85, South Alabama 50

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Bruce Massey scored 12 points and four others reached double figures as Middle Tennessee clobbered South Alabama 85-50 Thursday night for its second consecutive Sun Belt Conference regular season title.

The Blue Raiders (24-4, 16-1) also clinched the top seed in the Sun Belt tournament.

Middle Tennessee, which has won 13 straight, scored the first 13 points of the game, led 41-26 at halftime and coasted. This was easier than its 60-56 win at South Alabama (15-10, 12-5) on Jan. 2.

The Blue Raiders also got double-figure scoring from Marcos Knight (11 points), Neiko Hunter (11), Shawn Jones (10) and Kerry Hammond (10).

Augustine Rubit had a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double for the Jaguars. Mychal Ammons also scored 13.

Middle Tennessee shot 25 for 54 (46.3 percent) to South Alabama's 14 of 49 (28.6 percent), and had a 40-5 edge in bench scoring and 33-10 in points off turnovers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USA
MTU
Points 50 85
FG Made-Attempted 14-49 (.286) 25-54 (.463)
3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 9-17 (.529)
FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 26-33 (.788)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 28 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 35

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
South Alabama leads 1-0
Jan 5, 2013 MTU 60, @USA 56Recap
» Feb 21, 2013 @MTU 85, USA 50Recap