Middle Tennessee 78, UT-Martin 62
LaRon Dendy led three starters in double figures as Middle
Tennessee defeated Tennessee-Martin 78-62 Saturday night in
Dendy, the Blue Raiders’ center, made 9 of 12 shots from the
field and 3 of 4 free throws to help Middle Tennessee improve to
9-2, 5-1 at home. Guards Marcos Knight and Raymond Cintron also
scored in double figures. Knight chipped in with 18 points and
Citron added 14.
Middle Tennessee shot a sizzling 64 percent from the floor,
making 29 of 45 shots. At the foul line, the Blue Raiders were a
proficient 17 of 22.
Myles Taylor led Tennessee-Martin (2-8) with 19 points and
grabbed 5 rebounds. Two Skyhawks also scored in double figures.
Swingman Mike Liabo scored 13 points and Maclin Corderio added 10
on 5 of 9 shooting. Middle Tennessee led 34-24 at halftime and
outscored Tennessee-Martin 44-37 in the second half.