Scores

Final

UL Monroe 54

(7-14, 3-7 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 77

(14-8, 8-3 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 31, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    ULM 28 2654
    MTU 48 2977

    Top Performers

    UL Monroe: L. Gilbert 11 Pts, 3 Reb

    Middle Tennessee: D. Green 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Middle Tennessee 77, Louisiana-Monroe 54

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kevin Kanaskie and Demetrius Green each scored 15 points to lead Middle Tennessee State to a 77-54 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.

    Kanaskie added six rebounds and three assists, making him the all-time assist leader in school history with 466. Desmond Yates chipped in with 14 points for the Blue Raiders (14-8, 8-3 Sun Belt Conference).

    Kanaskie's 3-pointer with 14:47 to play in the first half gave the Blue Raiders an early 14-3 lead. They led by 23 points in the first half, and held a 48-28 lead at halftime. Middle Tennessee maintained their lead, and led by at least 20 points the rest of the way.

    The Warhawks (7-14, 3-7) were paced by Lawrence Gilbert, who scored 11 points.

    The Blue Raiders outrebounded Louisiana-Monroe 41-31, and scored 31 points off of the Warhawks' 22 turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULM
    MTU
    Points 54 77
    FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 29-64 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 15-18 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

    2008-09 Season

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