NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Desmond Yates scored 21 points Saturday as
Middle Tennessee defeated New Orleans 76-67.
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.