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NCAA Game Summary - South Alabama at Middle Tennessee



(Saturday, November 30)

Final Score: Middle Tennessee 65, South Alabama 55

Murfreesboro, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Neiko Hunter and Kerry Hammonds scored 14 points apiece, as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders rallied for a 65-55 win over former Sun Belt Conference rival South Alabama at the Murphy Center.

Hunter and Hammonds combined for 15 rebounds, while teammate Tweety Knight tallied 12 points and seven boards in the win. Jacquez Rozier added 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting off the bench to help the Blue Raiders (6-1) improve to 5-0 at home.

The Jaguars (4-3) came up short in their bid for a third straight win, despite a game-high 15 points and nine rebounds from Augustine Rubit. Reserve Aakim Saintil chipped in with 14 points, while Mychal Ammons scored seven and pulled down 10 boards.

USA led by as many as 11 in the first half and took a 34-26 lead into the break after holding Middle Tennessee to 34.5-percent shooting from the floor in the opening frame.

However, the Jaguars went ice-cold in the second stanza and made only 4-of-32 shots (.125) over the final 20 minutes. The Blue Raiders made their move with a 13-0 second-half run as they held USA without a field goal over the final nine minutes.

MT, which is playing in its first season as a member of Conference USA after winning last year's Sun Belt title, further helped its cause by sinking 23- of-29 free throws (.793) for the game.

11/30 17:10:22 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
9th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
8th
DET 2
CLE 3
 
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
7th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
6th
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
6th
HOU 4
KAN 2
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
4th
MIL 91
ATL 100
 
4th
CLE 102
BRK 77
 
4th
MEM 75
DAL 78
 
4th
OKC 88
DET 97
 
4th
NOP 97
HOU 92
 
4th
SAN 96
LAL 110
 
4th
MIA 67
PHI 87
 
4th
NYK 78
TOR 81
 
4th
MIN 93
UTA 100
 
4th
BOS 88
WAS 108
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
1st OT
TAM 4
MON 4
 
3rd
PIT 4
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
14th
DUR 6
NOR 6