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

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.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

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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