Scores

Final

Howard 51

(1-10, 1-0 MEAC)

Middle Tennessee 69

(5-6, 5-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 22, 2009

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    HOW 14 3751
    MTU 34 3569

    Top Performers

    Howard: M. Phillips 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee: D. Yates 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast

    Middle Tennessee 69, Howard 51

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- James Gallman scored 14 points and Desmond Yates got seven of his 13 points in the opening 5:23 as Middle Tennessee started quickly and coasted to a 69-51 victory over Howard on Tuesday night.

    The Blue Raiders (5-6) jumped out to a 17-3 lead en route to a 34-14 halftime bulge, as the Bison (1-10) posted their second-lowest point total in a half this season.

    Turnovers hurt Howard. The Blue Raiders parlayed 20 turnovers into 29 points. Howard got 14 points off 11 Middle Tennessee turnovers.

    Howard never got closer than 16 points in the second half, even though Middle Tennessee went scoreless for nearly 6 minutes at one stretch. All but one of the 12 Blue Raiders who got into the game scored as Middle Tennessee had 36 bench points to Howard's 11.

    Calvin Thompson scored 15 points to pace Howard, and Mike Phillips had 12.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    MTU
    Points 51 69
    FG Made-Attempted 20-42 (.476) 26-56 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 4-14 (.286)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 13-19 (.684)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 33

    2009-10 Season

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