Scores

Final

Denver 50

(6-8, 2-1 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 68

(5-9, 2-2 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 5, 2008

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    DEN 24 2650
    MTU 27 4168

    Top Performers

    Denver: D. Kummer 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Middle Tennessee 68, Denver 50

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Desmond Yates tied his career-best 23 points and shot 10-of-13 from the field to lead Middle Tennessee to a 68-50 victory over Denver on Saturday night.

    On the first game night banished from their plush locker room, Middle Tennessee (5-9, 2-2 Sun Belt) players took the punishment from Coach Kermit Davis to heart and snapped a three-game losing streak.

    The Blue Raiders finished the first half leading 27-24, but returned from their starker facilities down the hall to shoot 73 percent in the second.

    After the team's 62-51 loss Wednesday to Western Kentucky, Davis locked the renovated locker room until attitudes improved.

    Adam Tanner lead Denver (6-8, 2-1) with 15 points, David Kummer added 12 and Nate Rohnert scored 10.

    Middle Tennessee outrebounded Denver 28-17 and kept them to 39 percent from the field for the game.

    Kevin Kanaskie added 13 points, Demetrius Green scored 12 and Theryn Hudson added 11 for Middle Tennessee.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DEN
    MTU
    Points 50 68
    FG Made-Attempted 14-36 (.389) 27-46 (.587)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 5-8 (.625)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-21 (.810) 9-12 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 18

    2007-08 Season

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