Ntexas 57
Midtennst 75
Date of game: 12/31/2012

Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. North Texas

Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Marcos Knight scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Middle Tennessee as the Blue Raiders captured a 75-57 win over the North Texas Mean Green in Sun Belt Conference play at the Murphy Center.

Also scoring in double figures for the Blue Raiders (11-3, 3-0 SBC), winners of four straight and six of the last seven, was Raymond Cintron with 11 points thanks to 3-of-6 shooting behind the 3-point line off the bench.

North Texas (5-9, 0-3), one of only two teams in the SBC yet to win a league bout, was led by Tony Mitchell who recorded a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as they lost their third straight outing. Jordan Williams led all scorers with 15 points, despite shooting just 1-of-7 beyond the arc, followed by Roger Franklin with 11 points.

Middle Tennessee scored the first points of the night and never looked back, taking a 37-24 lead at the break thanks mostly to a defense that held the visitors to just 5-of-27 (.185) shooting from the floor through the first 20 minutes of action.

The Blue Raiders went from shooting 51.9 percent from the field in the first half to 50 percent after the intermission, en route to the 18-point home win.

UNT finished the contest shooting a mere 4-of-17 beyond the arc and 33.9 percent from the field overall.

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