Wkentucky 53
Midtennst 72
Date of game: 1/26/2013

Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. Western Ky

Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Marcos Knight recorded a game-high 15 points as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders defeated the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 72-53, in Sun Belt Conference action at the Murphy Center.

Knight also dished out five assists in the Blue Raiders' (18-4, 10-1 Sun Belt) victory. Neiko Hunter tallied 13 points and five boards, while Bruce Massey added 10 points, seven boards, six assists, and four steals as Middle Tennessee won its seventh consecutive game.

For the Hilltoppers (11-11, 5-6), Kevin Kaspar scored 14 points but was the only player in double-figures as they lost their third straight game.

Middle Tennessee shot 44 percent from the floor in the first half while holding the visitors to a mere 6-of-19 shooting en route to a 30-23 advantage at the break.

The Blue Raiders were 14-of-27 from the floor in the second half and dominated second chance points, 15-3, as they cruised to the 19-point triumph.

Middle Tennessee forced 18 turnovers and turned those miscues into 17 points.

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