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
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.