MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Marcos Knight notched 12 points as Middle Tennessee remained perfect in Sun Belt Conference action with a 75-57 win over North Texas Monday night.
Raymond Cintron added 11 points for the Blue Raiders (11-3, 3-0), who got points from 10 different players and shot 50 percent (31 of 62) from the field.
Middle Tennessee is now 8-0 at home this year and has won 19 straight at Murphy Center.
Tony Mitchell scored 13 points with 11 rebounds for his 14th career double-double for North Texas (5-9, 0-3).
The loss was the second straight for the Mean Green, who fall to 0-5 on the road.
Middle Tennessee jumped to a 21-6 lead over the first 12 minutes and cruised to a 37-24 halftime advantage. Mitchell scored four points on a 7-0 North Texas run to open the second half, but the Blue Raiders quickly rebuilt the lead and maintained it.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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