Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 74

(16-12, 9-7 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 68

(6-23, 2-14 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    MTU 29 4574
    FAU 31 3768

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: K. Kanaskie 24 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast

    Florida Atlantic: P. Graham III 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee 74, Florida Atlantic 68

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Kevin Kanaskie scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 74-68 on Saturday night.

    Eric Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Raiders (16-12, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

    With 3:22 remaining in the game, Florida Atlantic's Alex Tucker tied the score at 57-57 with two free throws. Middle Tennessee then scored six unanswered points over the next three minutes, claiming a 63-57 lead after a Desmond Yates jumper with 41 seconds remaining.

    Paul Graham III led Florida Atlantic (6-23, 2-14) with 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting. Shavar Richardson added 16 points for the Owls.

    Middle Tennessee shot 38.2 percent from the field (21-for-55), but outrebounded Florida Atlantic 37-32.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    FAU
    Points 74 68
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 23-57 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 5-19 (.263)
    FT Made-Attempted 28-37 (.757) 17-24 (.708)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 7

    2008-09 Season

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