Scores

Final

Arkansas State 46

(8-12, 2-4 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 59

(18-2, 7-0 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2012

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    ARST 28 1846
    MTU 31 2859

    Top Performers

    Arkansas State: T. Finn 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: K. Hammonds II 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 59, Arkansas St. 46

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kerry Hammonds scored 13 points and Middle Tennessee played stifling second half defense en route to a 59-46 win over Arkansas State on Thursday night.

    Marcos Knight scored 12 points and J.T. Sulton had 10 for Middle Tennessee, who held Arkansas State to just 5 of 23 shooting in the second half.

    Arkansas State (8-12, 2-4 Sun Belt Conference) finished at 32.6 percent (15 of 46) from the field and 25 percent (3 of 12) from 3-point range.

    Arkansas State led 42-39 in the second half before the Blue Raiders scored six straight points to take a 48-39 lead. Middle Tennessee led by at least seven for the remainder of the game.

    Middle Tennessee (18-2, 7-0) shot 45.3 percent (24 of 53) from the field, including 48 percent (12 of 25) in the second half where they outscored the Red Wolves 28-18.

    Marcus Hooten led Arkansas State with 15.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    MTU
    Points 46 59
    FG Made-Attempted 15-46 (.326) 24-53 (.453)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 6-9 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 9 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 13

    2011-12 Season

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