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Middle Tennessee Beats Florida Atlantic 67-54

Updated: Jan 14, 2012 09:32 PM
Marcos Knight scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half to propel MT to its ninth-straight win. (Credit: GoBlueRaiders.com) Marcos Knight scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half to propel MT to its ninth-straight win. (Credit: GoBlueRaiders.com)

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - J.T. Sulton scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 67-54 on Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders have won nine straight since their December 7 loss to UAB.

Florida Atlantic (6-12, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 38-31 after two Jordan McCoy free throws. But Middle Tennessee used a 13-1 run to jump ahead 51-32 with 9:24 left to play.

Middle Tennessee (17-2, 6-0) maintained at least a 13-point lead from that point forward.

Marcos Knight had 12 points on 6 of 8 shooting and LaRon Dendy added 11 for Middle Tennessee as the Blue Raiders shot 52.9 percent (27 of 51) from the field.

Shavar Richardson and Greg Gantt scored 10 apiece for Florida Atlantic but the Owls shot 31.1 percent (14 of 45) from the field and committed 16 turnovers.

The Owls have lost five of their last seven games.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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