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Middle Tennessee Beats Old Dominion 64-61

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 22:35:47-05

Darnell Harris scored 19 points and Edward Simpson added 14 as Middle Tennessee pulled away late in second half and held on to beat Old Dominion 64-61 on Saturday.

Giddy Potts chipped in 11 points for Middle Tennessee (12-5, 4-1 Conference USA), who has won four straight.

Trey Freeman matched a career-high with 28 points to lead Old Dominion (9-9, 2-3). Aaron Bacote had 13 points and Zoran Talley 11.

The Monarchs led 29-24 early in the second half and had no more than a four-point lead until Reggie Upshaw made a layup to give the Blue Raiders a 47-46 lead with 7:50 remaining.  A 15-10 spurt stretched it to 62-56 with 29 seconds to go.

Freeman made two free throws and a 3-pointer to pull the Monarchs to 63-61 with 10 seconds left. Simpson split a pair of free throws, Talley missed a 3-point attempt and Potts grabbed the board to end it.