Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 76

(8-9, 4-3 Sun Belt)

New Orleans 67

(8-10, 4-3 Sun Belt)

    2:30 PM ET, January 13, 2007

    1 2 T
    MTU 36 4076
    UNO 31 3667

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    New Orleans: J. McNeilly 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

    Middle Tennessee State 76, New Orleans 67

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    UNO
    Points 76 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 19-52 (.365)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-8 (.500) 9-25 (.360)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-34 (.765) 20-24 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 0

    2006-07 Season

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