Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 67

(13-14, 10-7 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 75

(13-16, 7-9 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, February 23, 2008

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    MTU 25 4267
    FAU 39 3675

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: K. Kanaskie 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    Florida Atlantic: C. Monroe 21 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida Atlantic 75, Middle Tennessee 67

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Monroe's double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds helped Florida Atlantic to a 75-67 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.

    Florida Atlantic (13-16, 7-9 Sun Belt) got off to a 9-2 start after two lay-ups by Carderro Nwoji, who added 14 points for the Owls.

    Middle Tennessee (13-14, 10-7 SBC) tightened things up in the first, cutting the lead to one after a lay-up by Nigel Johnson. After that lay-up, Florida Atlantic went on a 13-0 run putting them up 39-25 at the half.

    Florida Atlantic increased the lead to 16 after a jumper by Monroe made it 43-27. Middle Tennessee fired back, down 62-50 with five and a half minutes left, the Blue Raiders went on a 10-0 run and Desmond Yates? jumper made it 62-60 with 3:20 left.

    The Owls sealed the victory from there after Paul Graham made a lay-up and knocked down four free-throws.

    Kevin Kanaskie led Middle Tennessee with 21 points, he was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line. Desmond Yates had 18 points and Demetrius Green added 13.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    FAU
    Points 67 75
    FG Made-Attempted 23-55 (.418) 18-51 (.353)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-15 (.133) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-22 (.864) 36-43 (.837)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 14

    2007-08 Season

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