Scores

Final

Houston Baptist 63

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Middle Tennessee 80

(2-0, 2-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008

Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 2 T
HBU 22 4163
MTU 43 3780

Top Performers

Houston Baptist: G. Watt 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

Middle Tennessee 80, Houston Baptist 63

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Nigel Johnson scored 19 points to help lead Middle Tennessee to an 80-63 win against Houston Baptist on Sunday.

Nigel Johnson scored 17 points and Calvin O'Neil chipped in 10 for the Blue Raiders (2-0), who hosts 14th-ranked Tennessee in its next game on Friday night. O'Neil and Kevin Kanaskie each grabbed 7 rebounds, tying for the team lead.

Gordon Watt scored 18 points and Baron Sauls chipped in 12 for the Huskies (0-2), who shot 34.5 percent from the field (20 of 58) in the loss. The Blue Raiders shot 48.3 percent (29 of 60).

The Blue Raiders lost the turnover battle 21-18, but out rebounded the Huskies 48-30 en route to victory.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HBU
MTU
Points 63 80
FG Made-Attempted 20-58 (.345) 29-60 (.483)
3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 4-19 (.211)
FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 18-26 (.692)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 27

2008-09 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Nov 16, 2008 @MTU 80, HBU 63Recap
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