Scores

Final

East Carolina 67

(11-10, 0-6 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 84

(14-7, 4-2 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 30, 2014

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    ECU 22 4567
    MTU 41 4384

    Top Performers

    East Carolina: C. White 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 3 Stl, 5 Blk

    Middle Tennessee cruises past East Carolina 84-67

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones scored 22 points and gathered 11 rebounds as Middle Tennessee dumped East Carolina 84-67 on Thursday night.

    Middle Tennessee (14-7, 4-2 Conference USA) shot 52 percent and hit 20 of 29 free throws. Tweety Knight had 14 points and Kerry Hammonds II added 13 points and six assists.

    The Blue Raiders had this one in their pocket from the start. Hammonds had eight points early and a 13-0 run propelled MTSU to a 27-10 lead with 7:44 left in the first. When Jaqawn Raymond buried a trey at the buzzer, Middle Tennessee took a 41-22 lead to the break.

    East Carolina chipped the lead down to 13 with 6:44 left on Akeem Richmond's 3-pointer, but MTSU scored the next seven points to push the lead back to 20 and they cruised to the win.

    Caleb White led East Carolina (11-10, 0-6) with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ECU
    MTU
    Points 67 84
    FG Made-Attempted 24-58 (.414) 30-57 (.526)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 4-10 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-19 (.684) 20-29 (.690)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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