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Middle Tennessee Tops Florida Atlantic 72-59

Updated: Feb 18, 2012 7:30 PM CST
LaRon Dendy capped his senior day and Blue Raider career with his sixth double-double of the season. (Bradley Lambert/GoBlueRaiders.com) LaRon Dendy capped his senior day and Blue Raider career with his sixth double-double of the season. (Bradley Lambert/GoBlueRaiders.com)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - LaRon Dendy scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Middle Tennessee defeated Florida Atlantic 72-59 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

The Blue Raiders (24-4, 13-1), whose fourth straight victory was their 17th in the last 19 games, led 14-12 early before going on a 15-2 run. Five players scored in that stretch, Dendy getting six points as Middle Tennessee took a 32-22 halftime lead. Florida Atlantic (11-16, 7-7) fell behind by 18 points early in the second half.

Dendy, who went 5 for 10 from the floor and 10 for 13 from the foul line, was joined in double figures by J.T. Sulton and Raymond Cintron. Sulton scored 11 points, including 5 for 5 from the stripe. Cintron came off the bench to score 10 points, hitting two 3-pointers.

Shavar Richardson led the Owls with 16 points. Dennis Mavin and Kelvin Penn scored 10 apiece.

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

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