Scores

Final

Troy 58

(11-18, 4-14 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 81

(14-14, 11-7 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    TROY 34 2458
    MTU 49 3281

    Top Performers

    Troy: O. Bassett 19 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: K. Kanaskie 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee 81, Troy 58

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Kevin Kanaskie shot 22 points and four other Middle Tennessee State players scored in double figures as the Blue Raiders beat Troy State 81-58 Saturday.

    Middle Tennessee (14-14, 11-7 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out on top of Troy (11-18, 4-14) on a 3-pointer by Nigel Johnson and a jumper by Kanaskie on their first two possessions of the game.

    The Blue Raiders led 49-34 at the break and were up by as many as 17 in the second half.

    The Trojans shot just 37.8 (17-of-45) percent from the floor and 26.9 (7-of-26) percent from behind the arc.

    Middle Tennessee was 63.3 (31-of-49) percent from the floor and 45 (9-of-20) percent from behind the arc.

    Kanaskie was 8-of-11 shooting from the floor. Johnson added 14 points, Desmond Yates and Theryn Hudson had 13 each and Demetrius Green scored 11 points. Yates also grabbed eight rebounds.

    O' Darien Bassett led Troy with 19 points, while Jerome Odem and Justin Jonus added 12 each in the loss.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    MTU
    Points 58 81
    FG Made-Attempted 17-45 (.378) 31-49 (.633)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-26 (.269) 9-20 (.450)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 10-16 (.625)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

    2007-08 Season

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