Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 70

(27-4, 19-1 Sun Belt)

W Kentucky 62

(16-15, 10-10 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    6:30 PM ET, March 2, 2013

    E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky

    1 2 T
    MTU 31 3970
    WKU 26 3662

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: J. Sulton 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Western Kentucky: G. Fant 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 70, W. Kentucky 62

    Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- JT Sulton scored 17 points and Middle Tennessee completed a record-setting Sun Belt Conference season by defeating Western Kentucky 70-62 Saturday night.

    The Blue Raiders (27-4, 19-1) broke the record for Sun Belt wins in a season, which they shared with New Orleans (1992-93). They matched the school's record for wins in a season and extended their winning streak to 16 games, now the nation's second longest.

    Led by George Fant's 18 points, the Hilltoppers (16-15, 10-10) stayed close throughout and took a 52-48 lead with 8:26 remaining. After Middle Tennessee regained the lead, Western Kentucky tied it at 62 on Brandon Harris' 3-pointer with 1:54 left.

    Shawn Jones' tip-in gave the lead back to the Blue Raiders, and Neiko Hunter's layup made it 66-62 with 38 seconds left.

    Western Kentucky will play in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament Friday. Middle Tennessee has a bye until Saturday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    WKU
    Points 70 62
    FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 22-52 (.423)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 5-15 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-19 (.947) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 4

    2012-13 Season

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