Kanaskie free throws give Middle Tennessee 65-64 win over Troy
TROY, Ala. (AP)—Kevin Kanaskie hit two free throws with four seconds left to help Middle Tennessee to a 65-64 win over Troy Wednesday night.
Troy (8-9, 1-5 Sun Belt Conference) pulled ahead 64-63 with 19 seconds to go on a pair of free throws by O’Darien Bassett. Then Justin Jonus was called on a foul under the basket, sending Kanaskie to the line for the game-winning shots.
Troy took an early 4-0 lead before Middle Tennessee (7-9, 4-2 SBC) pulled ahead on a 14-2 run over the next three minutes. The Blue Raiders built a 25-16 lead before Troy made a run cutting the lead to 27-26 in the first half.
Bassett led the Trojans with 25 points. Jonus added 13 more and Jarvis Acker chipped in with 12.
The Blue Raiders were led by Desmond Yates with 24 points and Demetrius Green added 14.