Midtennst 66
Ulmonroe 57
Date of game: 1/12/2013

Recap: ULM vs. Middle Tennessee

Monroe, LA (Sports Network) - Marcos Knight scored 17 points and cleared nine rebounds as he helped lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to a 66-57 win over the ULM Warhawks in Sun Belt Conference play at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Knight, who converted 7-of-13 shots from the floor, added five assists and three steals for the Blue Raiders (14-4, 6-1 Sun Belt) as they won their third straight games and the seventh in the last eight outings. Bruce Massey chipped in 12 points and JT Sulton eight, to go along with a game-high 10 boards.

The Warhawks (3-10, 2-5) were paced by Amos Olatayo who accounted for a game- high 24 points, followed by Jayon James and R.J. McCray with 10 points apiece.

ULM came out very slow in the first half, fell behind immediately, and shot just 25.9 percent from the floor, en route to a 34-19 deficit at the break. The Warhawks also converted just 1-of-5 beyond the arc and 4-of-10 at the free-throw line through the first 20 minutes of action.

In the second half the hosts responded with 56.5 percent accuracy from the field, but by then it was already too late, as the Blue Raiders captured the win.

Middle Tennessee survived despite turning the ball over 18 times.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

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.

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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