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NCAA Game Summary - Akron at Middle Tennessee



(Saturday, November 16)

Final Score: Middle Tennessee 80, Akron 73

Murfreesboro, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Shawn Jones registered a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders downed the Akron Zips, 80-73, in non-conference action at the Murphy Center.

Jones led the Blue Raiders (3-0) as he converted 6-of-10 shots from the floor and also 12-of-14 at the charity stripe. Jaqawn Raymond and Tweety Knight chipped in 17 points each while Tweety Knight added 11 points and five assists.

Quincy Diggs paced Akron (1-2) with 25 points, but also committed seven of the team's 18 turnovers. Pay Forsythe scored 11 points and Jake Kretzer tallied nine points and six boards off the bench.

Middle Tennessee managed to take a 28-21 lead with 4:41 remaining in the opening period, but the Zips scored seven consecutive points to even the score. The contest went into the intermission tied at 33-33 after the Blue Raiders shot 51.9 percent from the floor and Akron hit on 50 percent of its field goal tries in the first half.

The Zips hit on 45.4 percent of their field goal tries, but went just 3-of-14 from beyond the arc after the break. Middle Tennessee pulled away as it converted 61.9 percent of its shots from the field while also making 19-of-29 at the free-throw line.

Despite the loss, Akron outscored the hosts, 38-32, in the paint

11/16 18:17:17 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
1st OT
CHA 82
CHI 80
 
12th
DUR 4
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
9th
PHI 0
ATL 1
 
7th
NYY 2
CHC 0
 
6th
DET 1
CLE 3
 
8th
MIA 3
WAS 4
 
4th
TEX 0
SEA 2
 
3rd
CWS 1
BOS 1
 
3rd
HOU 2
KAN 1
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN 0
TOR 0
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
COL
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
1st OT
CHA 82
CHI 80
 
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
 
Half
MIL 63
ATL 58
 
Half
CLE 51
BRK 49
 
Half
MEM 51
DAL 53
 
Half
OKC 54
DET 55
 
Half
NOP 53
HOU 50
 
3rd
SAN 51
LAL 57
 
Half
MIA 51
PHI 55
 
Half
NYK 44
TOR 57
 
Half
MIN 48
UTA 51
 
Half
BOS 56
WAS 68
 
10:30pm Tonight
DEN
GSW
10:30pm Tonight
POR
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
SAC
PHO
3rd
TAM 2
MON 3
 
2nd
PIT 3
CLB 3
 
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
DAL
12th
DUR 4
NOR 6