Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 66

(13-20, 8-12 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 81

(28-4, 19-1 Sun Belt)

Coverage: ESPN3

7:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

1 2 T
ULL 33 3366
MTU 39 4281

Top Performers

Louisiana-Lafayette: A. Thompson 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee: B. Massey 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

Middle Tennessee 81, Louisiana-Lafayette 66

Associated Press

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. -- Bruce Massey scored 15 points and Middle Tennessee extended the nation's longest winning streak to 17 games with an 81-66 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday in the second round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament.

The Blue Raiders (28-4) added to their school-record streak and broke the school record for victories set last year by using a balanced attack, shooting 49 percent from the field and outrebounding Louisiana-Lafayette 36-27.

Raymond Cintron added 12 points and James Gallman had 11 for top-seeded Middle Tennessee, which will face No. 4 seed Florida International in the semifinals on Sunday. The Blue Raiders, who will move to Conference USA next season, have defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 10 straight times.

Alan-Micha Thompson led the eighth-seeded Ragin' Cajuns (13-20) with 17 points. Elfrid Payton added 15 points and six assists, Bryant Mbamalu scored 14 and Shawn Long had 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
MTU
Points 66 81
FG Made-Attempted 21-51 (.412) 23-47 (.489)
3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 4-10 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 17-30 (.567) 31-39 (.795)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 20

2012-13 Season

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Nov 29, 2012 MTU 72, @ULL 58Recap
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