Recap: Middle Tennessee vs. Fla Atlantic
Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - LeRon Dendy led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders downed the Florida Atlantic Owls, 72-59, in Sun Belt Conference action at the Murphy Center.
For the Blue Raiders (24-4, 13-1 SBC), J.T. Sulton added 11 points and Raymond Cintron chipped in 10 off the bench.
Shavar Richardson led the Owls (11-16, 7-7) with 16 points, while Dennis Mavin and Jordan McCoy each chipped in 10 points.
MT shot only 42.3 percent from the field to start the game, but held FAU to just 26.1 percent shooting, as the Blue Raiders took a 32-22 lead into halftime.
The Blue Raiders improved greatly after the break, connecting on 56.5 percent from the floor. The Owls picked up the pace as well, hitting on 43.5 percent from the field. MT led by double digits for most of the second half, as they won their third-straight.
MT dominated in the paint, outscoring FAU 34-16. The Blue Raiders also converted 14 Owls turnovers into 19 points.Game Notes