Midtennst 39 35 74
Tennst 28 38 66
Date of game: 1/7/2014

Recap: Tennessee St vs. Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Neiko Hunter scored 19 points for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in their 74-66 victory over the Tennessee State Tigers in a non-conference matchup at the Gentry Center.

Hunter was one of four Blue Raiders (10-5) to score in double-figures, as the team has now won back-to-back games following a two-game skid. Kerry Hammonds scored 16 points and Reggie Upshaw added 10. Shawn Jones had a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out of the game.

The Tigers (2-15) were looking for their first win streak of the season after losing their previous four. They were led by Patrick Miller, who scored 22 points on 6-of-18 shooting to go along with five of the team's 16 turnovers. Fellow starters Kennedy Eubank contributed with 10 points and five blocks and M.J. Rhett had a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds

The Blue Raiders went into the locker room up 39-28 at the half as they held the Tigers to just 33.3 percent shooting from the field while shooting 44.4 percent themselves.

The Tigers trailed the entire second half, but stayed within striking distance. Jamonte Graham cut the lead to 64-60 on a 3-point shot with just over two minutes remaining, but the Red Raiders made 10-of-12 free-throws to close the game out.

The Blue Raiders had just three turnovers for the game while collecting nine steals.

Game Notes

The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.