EL PASO, Texas -- Neiko Hunter scored 16 points to lead No. 3 seed Middle Tennessee past sixth-seeded Old Dominion 62-48 in a quarterfinal game of the Conference USA tournament on Thursday.
Middle Tennessee (24-8) will face Tulsa (19-12) in the semifinals on Friday.
After Richard Ross hit a jumper to give ODU (16-17) a 2-0 lead, Middle Tennessee scored the next 11 points, including six from Hunter, and never trailed again.
The Blue Raiders took a 30-19 advantage into halftime and opened the second period with a 12-4 run, opening up a 19-point lead and cruised to victory.
Middle Tennessee shot 54.3 percent from the field while limiting the Monarchs to 32.1 percent shooting, including just 4-of-15 from 3-point range, and blocking eight ODU shots.