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

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