Midtennst 60
Arkansasst 66
Date of game: 1/3/2013

Recap: Arkansas State vs. Middle Tennessee

Jonesboro, AR (Sports Network) - Brandon Peterson scored a team-high 15 points as the Arkansas State Red Wolves defeated the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in overtime, 66-60, in Sun Belt action at the Convocation Center.

Peterson was one rebound shy of a double-double for the Red Wolves (9-5, 3-2 SBC). Marcus Hooten scored 14 points off the bench in Arkansas State's third straight win.

For the Blue Raiders (11-4, 3-1), Marcos Knight scored a game-high 23 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Tweety Knight recorded 12 points and six boards off the bench.

Both teams struggled shooting in the first half, but an Arkansas State 9-0 run in the middle of the first half, allowed a 26-25 advantage at the break.

Both teams continued to struggle shooting but a 3-pointer by Knight with one second remaining in the game, forced overtime.

Arkansas State was 4-of-5 from the floor while holding the Blue Raiders to a mere 2-of-5, en route to a 14-8 advantage in overtime that secured the win.

The Red Wolves went 21-of-54 from the floor while holding the Blue Raiders to only 19-of-59 on their field goal attempts.

Game Notes

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Niners place rookie LB Borland on IR

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland will miss the final two games of the season because of an ankle injury.

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.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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