LAFAYETTE, La. -- Chrissy Givens scored 24 points to lead No. 17 Middle Tennessee to a 79-52 win over South Alabama in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament on Saturday.
The top-seeded Blue Raiders (27-3) led by as many as 40 in the second half on their way to advancing to Monday's semifinals. They will face the winner of Saturday's Denver-Arkansas-Little Rock game.Before South Alabama (14-16) even attempted a field goal in the game's opening 2 minutes, Middle Tennessee had forced four turnovers.The Blue Raiders wound up scoring 42 points off of 25 South Alabama turnovers.Whitney Woodard led South Alabama with 14 points and 11 rebounds.