Ark-Little Rock vs. Middle Tenn State: Recap and Stats

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Ark-Little Rock vs. Middle Tenn State: Recap and Stats
Ark-Little Rock 50
(11-9, 0-7 away)
Middle Tenn State 82
(15-4, 9-0 home)
Venue: Murphy Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 17, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Ark-Little Rock 17 33 50
Middle Tenn State 36 46 82
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Ark-Little Rock W Neighbour 11 W Neighbour 6 J Hagins 3
Middle Tenn State M Knight 12 M Knight 5 B Massey Jr 2

Middle Tennessee State outshot Arkansas-Little Rock 56%-35% and easily got past the Trojans 82-50 in conference action on Thursday, January 17th. Middle Tennessee State jumped out to a huge 36-17 lead at halftime and never let up. The Blue Raiders got the win with 10 points and six rebounds (6 Ast 3 Stl) from Trantell Knight. JT Sulton had nine points and added three rebounds. Kemy Osse finished with 11 points and two rebounds for the Trojans. Middle Tennessee State (15-4, 7-1 Sun Belt) gets Louisiana (7-13, 3-6 Sun Belt) at home on Saturday, January 19th.

Middle Tennessee State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 8:00 left to go.
  • The last time MTSU started the season 15-4 was 1997.
  • The win over Arkansas-Little Rock extended the Middle Tennessee State winning streak to 4 games.
  • MTSU beat the spread by 17.0 points. That makes the 6th time this season the Blue Raiders have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 5th blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, MTSU has been on the winning end of 28 blowout games.
  • The Blue Raiders have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 28 or more field goals made.
  • Middle Tennessee State has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after committing 17 or fewer turnovers.
  • MTSU has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 18 or fewer field goals made.
  • MTSU has won 80% of the time this season (8-2) after holding an opponent to under 27.3% three-point percentage.
  • This season Middle Tennessee State has won 79% of the time (11-3) when Marcos Knight has 11 points or more and 80% of the time (8-2) when Shawn Jones has 4 field goals made or more.
  • The Blue Raiders set season highs for field goal percentage and three-point percentage.
  • The last time MTSU had a three-point percentage of 64.3% or higher was Nov 15, 2011 against UCLA.
  • The Blue Raiders have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past 8 games.
  • This is the 9th game at home this season--MTSU has a 22.2 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (21) than the starters (12).
  • The bench recorded more points (43) than the starters (39).
  • Marcos Knight has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Arkansas-Little Rock Game Notes

  • Arkansas-Little Rock lost and did not cover the spread.
  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, UALR has been on the losing end of 15 blowout games.
  • The top two scorers (Josh Hagins and Kemy Osse) accounted for 50.0% of the points.
  • Will Neighbour has led the team in rebounding 13 times in 20 games this season.
  • Josh Hagins has 4 straight double-digit point games.
UALR PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BKemy Osse201120302
B-Josh Hagins331423205
C+Gus Leeper8520000
CWill Neighbour30671114
CMichael Javes24900011
D+James White17230002
D+Leroy Isler21030302
-Setson Billings10010100
DBen Dillard21310103
DT. Lockhart15010000
MTSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Trantell Knight201066300
AJT Sulton19932200
ARaymond Cintron121020100
AMarcos Knight221144203
B+Jason Jones Jr18652001
BShawn Jones201221012
B-Neiko Hunter201510015
CBruce Massey Jr20116003
CK. Hammonds II24331101
CTorin Walker14230012
CZane Gibson6310000
-Gavin Gibson4011000

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