Ullafayete 33 33 66
Midtennst 39 42 81
Date of game: 3/9/2013

Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. Louisiana

Hot Springs, AR (Sports Network) - Bruce Massey scored 15 points as the top- seed Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders routed the eighth-seed Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, 81-66, to move on in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Summit Arena.

Raymond Cintron added 12 points and James Gallman had 11 for Middle Tennessee (28-4) which takes on FIU in Sunday's semifinal round.

Alan-Michael Thompson scored 17 points, Elfrid Payton tacked on 15, Bryant Mbamalu added 14 and Shawn Long chipped in 10 for Louisiana (13-20).

In the first half the Blue Raiders shot 51.9 percent from the field to take a 39-33 lead into the break. The Ragin' Cajuns connected on 45.5 percent from the field.

After the break the Blue Raiders nailed 21-of-26 shots from the free-throw line and shot 45 percent from the field to pull away for the win.

Middle Tennessee had a 36-27 edge in rebounds while outscoring Louisiana, 17-10, in points off turnovers.

Game Notes

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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.

Vancouver's Hansen collapses on bench

Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the bench during the second period of Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames and had to be helped to the locker room.

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