Fiu 52
Midtennst 28 41 69
Date of game: 12/29/2012

Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. FIU

Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Shawn Jones recorded a double-double as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders cruised by the FIU Panthers to a 69-52 decision in Sun Belt Conference action at the Murphy Center.

Jones scored 15 points, pulled-down 13 rebounds, and blocked four shots for Middle Tennessee (10-3, 2-0 SBC). Marcos Knight also netted 15 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double. Raymond Cintron chipped in 12 points off the bench for the Blue Raiders, who have now won three in a row.

For the Panthers (4-7, 1-3), Jerome Frink registered a double-double with 10 points and the same number of rebounds. Tymell Murphy scored a team- high 13 points and Malik Smith added 10 in the setback.

Middle Tennessee started the game on a 10-0 run, but both teams would struggle on the offensive end in the opening half. The Blue Raiders took a 28-21 lead into the intermission despite converting only 37.5 percent of their field goal attempts before the break.

After halftime, the Blue Raiders made 48.3 percent of their shots from the floor, including 3-of-6 from three-point range while limiting FIU to just 1- of-7 accuracy from beyond the arc.

Middle Tennessee dominated the rebounding battle, 43-27, and held the visitors to a meager 5-of-16 shooting from behind the 3-point line in the contest.

Game Notes

Houston Baptist extends Shealy's contract

Houston Baptist has agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 academic year with football coach Vic Shealy, the Southland Conference university announced Tuesday.

NASCAR News
Turner Scott Motorsports shuts down Hornaday's truck team

Turner Scott Motorsports announced on Tuesday that it has ceased operations of its No. 30 team in the Camping World Truck Series.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.