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.