Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 82

(9-5, 3-0 Sun Belt)

South Alabama 67

(9-6, 2-2 Sun Belt)

    8:05 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Mitchell Center, Mobile, Alabama

    1 2 T
    MTU 36 4682
    USA 32 3567

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: D. Green 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    South Alabama: D. Coleman 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 82, South Alabama 67

    Associated Press

    MOBILE, Ala. -- Demetrius Green scored 18 points to lead four Middle Tennessee players in double figures in an 82-67 win against South Alabama on Saturday night.

    Desmond Yates added 17 points, Kevin Kanaskie had 16 and Mantarrio Haddock chipped in with 13 for the Blue Raiders (9-5, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference).

    Domonic Tilford led the Jaguars (9-6, 2-2) with 18 points, DeAndre Coleman had 13 and Brandon Davis added 11.

    The Blue Raiders went 26 of 29 from the free-throw line (89.7 percent), while the Jaguars hit 18 of 26 (69.2 percent) from the foul line.

    Middle Tennessee has won five straight games, and is tied with Western Kentucky atop the Sun Belt standings. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Jaguars. The Blue Raiders' win tied the all-time series between the teams at 10 wins apiece.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    USA
    Points 82 67
    FG Made-Attempted 26-53 (.491) 22-50 (.440)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 26-29 (.897) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 21 5

    2008-09 Season

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