Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 77

(7-1, 4-0 away)

Tennessee St 62

(3-5, 1-1 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 1, 2011

    Gentry Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    MTU 32 4577
    TNST 30 3262

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: J. Oden 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Tennessee St: R. Covington 12 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee 77, Tennessee St. 62

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jimmy Oden scored 14 points from the bench, hitting 11 of 12 free throws, to lead Middle Tennessee past Tennessee State 77-62 on Thursday night.

    Middle Tennessee (7-1) got 33 points from its bench in the winning effort compared to just 11 points for Tennessee State.

    The Blue Raiders trailed by one, 44-43, before going on a 15-5 run over the next seven minutes to take a 58-49 lead with 5:38 left to play. Middle Tennessee would not relinquish the lead, pushing its advantage to 13, 73-60, behind two Oden free throws.

    Oden sank 10 free throws during the final 1:45 of the second half.

    Jason Jones and Marcus Knight each scored 12 points and James Gallman added 10 for the Blue Raiders.

    Patrick Miller led Tennessee State (3-5) with 14 points. Robert Covington added 12 and Kellen Thornton chipped in with 11 for the Tigers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    TNST
    Points 77 62
    FG Made-Attempted 23-45 (.511) 19-58 (.328)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-14 (.500) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-38 (.632) 19-27 (.704)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 3

    2011-12 Season

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