Odu 24 24 48
Midtennst 29 35 64
Date of game: 2/1/2014

Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. Old Dominion

Murfreesboro, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Jones tallied 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to a 64-48 victory over the Old Dominion Monarchs in a Conference USA showdown at the Murphy Center.

Jones shot 9-of-11 from the field for Middle Tennessee (15-7, 5-2 C-USA), which has won three in a row. Kerry Hammonds added 14 points for the hosts.

For ODU (10-12, 4-2), Dimitri Batten had 14 points, Aaron Bacote scored 13 and Richard Ross poured in 11.

Middle Tennessee shot 43.5 percent from the field and 9-of-11 at the foul line in the first half, and it carried a 29-24 lead into intermission. ODU made just 33.3 percent of its tries from the floor in the opening 20 minutes.

The Blue Raiders' field goal efficiency jump up to 60 percent in the second half as they cruised to the 16-point victory.

The Monarchs committed 15 turnovers, leading to 18 points for the Blue Raiders.

Game Notes

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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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