MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Kerry Hammonds II had 19 points with 5-of-7 3-point shooting to power Middle Tennessee's 80-58 blowout victory Saturday against Texas-San Antonio.
The Blue Raiders (12-6, 2-1 Conference USA) opened the second half with a 12-0 run for a 49-23 advantage and pushed their lead to 38 on three separate occasions before the Roadrunners closed the game on a 16-0 run to cut the deficit to 22.
Marcus Tarrance added a career-high 16 points and Reggie Upshaw Jr. scored 12 for Middle Tennessee which opened the game by scoring the first 13 points.
Jordan Sims put UTSA (6-11, 2-2) on the board with a 3-pointer at the 14:09 mark, but the Roadrunners trailed by as a many as 19 before a 37-23 halftime deficit.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|