Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 76

(7-13, 4-5 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 83

(13-8, 7-3 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 29, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    ULL 30 4676
    MTU 33 5083

    Top Performers

    Louisiana-Lafayette: C. Wallace 15 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: M. Haddock 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast

    Middle Tennessee 83, Louisiana-Lafayette 76

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kevin Kanaskie scored 18 points and Middle Tennessee State held off Louisiana-Lafayette 83-76 on Thursday night.

    Leading 66-52 with 6:19 left, the Blue Raiders (13-8, 7-3 Sun Belt Conference) made 17 of 24 free throws -- but no field goals -- the rest of the game, but the Ragin' Cajuns could get no closer than six.

    Louisiana-Lafayette (7-13, 4-5) is 1-8 on the road this season.

    Middle Tennessee State was 27 of 36 from the foul line for the game.

    The Blue Raiders scored no points in the final 3:52 of the first half, but still led 33-30 at halftime.

    Kanaskie was 3 of 5 from the field and 10 of 10 from the stripe for the Blue Raiders. Montarrio Haddock added 15 points, Calvin O'Neil and Demetrius Green had 14 apiece and Desmond Yates scored 11.

    Courtney Wallace had 15 points, Ryan McCoy 14 and Travis Bureau 11 for the Ragin' Cajuns.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    MTU
    Points 76 83
    FG Made-Attempted 27-59 (.458) 25-52 (.481)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-17 (.882) 27-36 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 17

    2008-09 Season

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