NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Desmond Yates scored 21 points Saturday as
Middle Tennessee defeated New Orleans 76-67.
Kevin Kanaskie added 13 points and Kyle Young, 12, as the Blue
Raiders (8-9, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) held New Orleans to 36
percent shooting.Jamie McNeilly scored 21 for New Orleans, tying his career high,
and Bo McCalebb had 19. But McCalebb was held to a mere 5-of-18
from the field.Middle Tennessee never trailed after the 14:11 mark of the first
half and led by as many as 11 with 13:51 left in the game.The Blue Raiders shot 52 percent in the first half and held a
36-31 halftime lead. The team held New Orleans to 36 percent
shooting during the half.New Orleans (8-10, 4-3 Sun Belt) shot just 37 percent in the
second half. Middle Tennessee shot 41 percent.