Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 71

(17-12, 10-7 Sun Belt)

FIU 66

(11-19, 6-11 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, February 26, 2009

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    MTU 32 3971
    FIU 20 4666

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: K. Kanaskie 23 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida International: F. Asprilla 13 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 71, Fla. International 66

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Kevin Kanaskie and Desmond Yates scored 23 points each to lead Middle Tennessee over Florida International 71-66 on Thursday.

    Kanaskie also tallied 13 rebounds for the Blue Raiders (17-12, 10-7 Sun Belt Conference), who outrebounded Florida International 36-31.

    The Golden Panthers (11-19, 6-11) missed their first 11 shots from the field, to trail 8-0 with 12:48 left to play in the first half and never recovered.

    Middle Tennessee shot 43.7 percent from 3-point range, with Kanaskie hitting 4 of 8.

    The Golden Panthers shot 36 percent from the field (26 of 61).

    Florida International was led by Josue Soto with 17 points. Freddy Asprilla and Tremayne Russell chipped in 12 points each for the Golden Panthers, and Alex Galindo added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    FIU
    Points 71 66
    FG Made-Attempted 22-46 (.478) 26-61 (.426)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 7-17 (.412)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

    2008-09 Season

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