Middle Tennessee 62, FAU 52
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)
Marcos Knight scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half as Middle Tennessee reeled off 26 straight points to defeat Florida Atlantic 62-52 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action.
The Blue Raiders (13-4, 5-1), who have won six of their last seven, are 9-0 at home this season.
Middle Tennessee trailed 24-19 at the 7:26 mark when Bruce Massey's layup sparked a 16-0 run to close the first half.
Coming out of the break, Raymond Cintron's 3-pointer capped a 10-0 run that gave the Blue Raiders a 21-point lead with 16:38 remaining.
The Owls (8-9, 3-3) could get no closer than eight as they saw their two-game winning streak end.
Neiko Hunter added 12 points and Massey 10 for Middle Tennessee, which shot 50 percent (24 of 48) despite making only 2 of 13 3-pointers.