Middle Tennessee 90, Austin Peay 70

Marcos Knight scored 16 points and led five Middle Tennessee

players in double figures in the Blue Raiders’ 90-70 win over

Austin Peay Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders (6-1), who never trailed, led 38-30 at halftime

before opening the second half on a 15-2 run. LaRon Dendy’s layup

capped the run, and put them up 53-32 with 16:22 remaining.

Austin Peay, which shot 36.2 percent for the game (21 of 58),

was 1 of 8 during the spurt.

Middle Tennessee shot 64.7 percent for the game (33 of 51),

including a 7 of 14 effort from 3-point range, and outrebounded the

Governors 40-26.

Dendy and Shawn Jones finished with 13 points each, Kerry

Hammonds 12 and Jason Jones 10 for the Blue Raiders.

TyShawn Edmondson paced the Governors (0-7) with 14 points and

Melvin Baker chipped in 12. Austin Peay trailed by as many as 22,

with 50 seconds left.