Scores

Final

(19) Middle Tennessee 83

(22-3, 14-0 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 70

(14-10, 4-9 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, February 7, 2007

    1 2 T
    #19MTU 45 3883
    ULM 32 3870

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: A. Holt 25 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Louisiana-Monroe: N. Winston 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    59.6 percent shooting lifts Middle Tenn. St. to victory

    Associated Press

    MONROE, La. (AP) -- Amber Holt scored 25 points and Chrissy Givens had 22 as Middle Tennessee State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today; No. 19 AP) shot 59.6 percent from the field in an 83-70 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday night.

    Krystle Horton added 13 points and Chelsia Lymon 11 for Middle Tennessee (22-3, 14-0 Sun Belt).

    Nedra Winston paced Louisiana-Monroe (14-10, 4-9) with 15 points. LaJeanna Howard scored 14 and Shannon Lloyd 13.

    Both offenses came out firing, but the Warhawks' 15 first half-turnovers helped Middle Tennessee build a double-digit lead with just over 5 minutes remaining in the half.

    Louisiana-Monroe got to 21-18 with 9:41 remaining in the half, but Middle Tennessee went on a 12-4 run over the next 4 minutes to push its advantage back over 10 and the Blue Raiders never looked back.

    Louisiana-Monroe trailed 45-32 at halftime despite connecting on 65 percent of its first-half shots.

    The teams played even over the final 20 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    ULM
    Points 83 70
    FG Made-Attempted 31-52 (.596) 28-46 (.609)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 5-6 (.833)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 9-13 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 0

    Game Leaders

     
    MTU
    ULM
    PointsA. Holt 25N. Winston 15
    ReboundsC. Givens 6N. Winston 5
    AssistsC. Givens 7L. Howard 4
    StealsS. Orr 5S. Lloyd 2

    2006-07 Season

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    Dec 17, 2006 @MTU 103, ULM 59Recap | Box Score
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