Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 79

(9-5, 1-3 away)

Grand Canyon 56

(5-8, 3-0 home)

    4:30 PM ET, December 30, 2013

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MTU 42 3779
    GCU 24 3256

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Blk

    Grand Canyon: K. Larson 22 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast

    Middle Tennessee defeats Grand Canyon 79-56

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Shawn Jones scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in leading Middle Tennessee to a 79-56 victory over Grand Canyon on Monday in the consolation game of the Dr Pepper Classic.

    The Blue Raiders (9-5) scored the game's first 12 points and were up 42-24 at halftime by turning 10 Grand Canyon turnovers into 19 points and shooting 54.8 percent (17 of 31) in the first 20 minutes. The Antelopes never got closer than 16 points in the second half.

    Reggie Upshaw and Neiko Hunter scored 12 points each for the Blue Raiders with Kerry Hammonds adding 11.

    The Antelopes, who lost their fifth consecutive game, were led by Killian Larson's 22 points and 14 rebounds, his 10th double-double of the season. Jerome Garrison added 14 points. Grand Canyon made 28 of 34 free-throw attempts but that couldn't make up for 31 percent shooting (13 of 42) from the floor.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    GCU
    Points 79 56
    FG Made-Attempted 31-64 (.484) 13-42 (.310)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 2-7 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 28-34 (.824)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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