Scores

Final

Florida Atl 57

(4-12, 0-4 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 59

(10-5, 4-0 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 8, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    FAU 26 3157
    MTU 22 3759

    Top Performers

    Florida Atlantic: C. Nwoji 12 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee 59, Florida Atlantic 57

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Demetrius Green's layup with 2.4 seconds left lifted Middle Tennessee to a 59-57 win over Florida Atlantic on Thursday night, helping the Blue Raiders stay undefeated in Sun Belt Conference play.

    The Blue Raiders (10-5, 4-0) trailed for nearly the entire game before taking their first lead since the game's opening minutes on Montarrio Haddock's jumper, making it 55-53 with 2:14 left. The teams traded baskets from there until Haddock fouled Florida Atlantic's Paul Graham III, who hit two free throws to tie the game at 57 with 6 seconds to play.

    That set up Green's shot, and Alex Tucker's potential game-winning 3-pointer didn't fall for the Owls (4-12, 0-4) at the buzzer.

    Desmond Yates scored 20 points to lead the Blue Raiders, Haddock finished with 12 and Kevin Kanaskie added 10.

    Graham led the Owls with 16 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAU
    MTU
    Points 57 59
    FG Made-Attempted 19-40 (.475) 23-53 (.434)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 3-13 (.231)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-15 (.933) 10-14 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 2

    2008-09 Season

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