Middle Tennessee tops Tennessee-Martin 78-62Saturday, Dec 10, 2011
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—LaRon Dendy led three starters in double figures as Middle Tennessee defeated Tennessee-Martin 78-62 Saturday night in nonconference action.
Dendy, the Blue Raiders’ center, made 9 of 12 shots from the field and 3 of 4 free throws to help Middle Tennessee improve to 9-2, 5-1 at home. Guards Marcos Knight and Raymond Cintron also scored in double figures. Knight chipped in with 18 points and Citron added 14.
Middle Tennessee shot a sizzling 64 percent from the floor, making 29 of 45 shots. At the foul line, the Blue Raiders were a proficient 17 of 22.
Myles Taylor led Tennessee-Martin (2-8) with 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Two Skyhawks also scored in double figures. Swingman Mike Liabo scored 13 points and Maclin Corderio added 10 on 5 of 9 shooting. Middle Tennessee led 34-24 at halftime and outscored Tennessee-Martin 44-37 in the second half.