Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 75

(3-1, 2-1 away)

UCF 61

(3-1, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 20, 2012

CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
MTU 30 4575
UCF 33 2861

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: S. Jones 18 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

UCF: K. Clanton 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

Middle Tennessee 75, UCF 61

Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Shawn Jones scored 18 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and led a second-half defensive effort as Middle Tennessee defeated Central Florida 75-61 Tuesday night.

Raymond Cintron scored 14 points for Middle Tennessee (3-1) and Neiko Hunter added 13. The Blue Raiders held UCF to 33 percent shooting after halftime. James Gallman and Marcos Knight added 11 points each.

Tristan Spurlock led UCF (3-1) with 17 points and eight rebounds. Keith Clanton added 15 points and eight boards.

Middle Tennessee scored 13 straight second-half points, 12 coming on two 3-point plays by Jones and Hunter's two treys for a 64-50 lead with 5:59 remaining.

UCF shot 54.5 percent in the first half when the Knights built a 33-30 lead. But Middle Tennessee's defense virtually shut down Clanton and Isaiah Sykes, UCF's top scorers.

Clanton didn't get a shot the first 14 minutes of the second half. Sykes was scoreless, fouling out with 6:42 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
UCF
Points 75 61
FG Made-Attempted 28-56 (.500) 20-46 (.435)
3P Made-Attempted 9-17 (.529) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 10-22 (.455) 15-22 (.682)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 16 7

2012-13 Season

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