Scores

Final

Troy 58

(7-12, 2-6 Sun Belt)

Middle Tennessee 71

(20-2, 9-0 Sun Belt)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:00 PM ET, January 26, 2012

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    TROY 30 2858
    MTU 39 3271

    Top Performers

    Troy: W. Weathers 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: L. Dendy 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

    Middle Tennessee 71, Troy 58

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- LaRon Dendy and Raymond Cintron scored 17 points apiece and Middle Tennessee won its 12th straight game, defeating Troy 71-58 on Thursday night.

    Dendy and Cintron both shot 6 of 9 from the field for the Blue Raiders, who finished at 49.1 percent (26 of 53) as a team. Cintron also had a game-high five 3-pointers and Dendy added a game-high seven rebounds.

    Middle Tennessee (20-2, 9-0 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 18-17 before Dendy hit a jumper that sparked an 18-5 run and gave the Blue Raiders a 35-22 lead with 3:07 left in the first half.

    The Blue Raiders wouldn't look back, pushing the lead to as much as 18 in the second half.

    Will Weathers led Troy (7-12, 2-6) with 22 points and Justin Wright scored 13 but no other Trojan scored more than eight.

    Middle Tennessee dished out 23 team assists compared to just eight for Troy.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    MTU
    Points 58 71
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 26-53 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 12-22 (.545)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 18

    2011-12 Season

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