Midtennst 56
Vanderbilt 52
Date of game: 12/21/2012

Recap: Vanderbilt vs. Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Bruce Massey recorded a team-high 17 points as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores, 56-52, at Bridgestone Arena.

Kerry Hammonds contributed 14 points, and Shawn Jones pulled down nine rebounds and scored eight points off the bench for the Blue Raiders (9-3).

For the Commodores (5-5), Kedren Johnson scored a game-high 25 points and was the only Vanderbilt player in double-figures.

The first half ended with the teams even at 31-31. Both teams made three 3-point field goals and shot over 40.0 percent from the floor.

Middle Tennessee made 11-of-26 shots from the floor and held Vanderbilt to an 0-of-4 effort from beyond the arc in the last 20 minutes of play. The Blue Raiders ended the game on a 16-3 run as the Commodores missed their final 10 field goal attempts.

The Blue Raiders controlled the boards by a 34-25 margin and held the Commodores to 3-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Cowboys' Murray active against Colts

Dallas Cowboys running back and the NFL's leading rusher DeMarco Murray is active for today's game against the Indianapolis Colts, although his playing time may be limited due to a broken hand.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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