Murfreesboro, TN (Sports Network) - Marcos Knight scored 14 points to lead the
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to a 65-62 win over rival Ole Miss Rebels at the
Raymond Cintron added 10 points for the Raiders (7-2), who have won five of
their last six games.
Ole Miss (6-1) got 17 points from leading scorer Marshall Henderson. Murphy
Holloway narrowly missed a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling in
nine rebounds. Nick Williams netted 11 points and Reginald Buckner scored 10.
Middle Tennessee was led in the first half by Holloway, who scored nine points
on 4-of-6 shooting. The Raiders forced 10 turnovers in the opening frame and
led 33-29 at intermission thanks to Ole Miss missing seven of its eight
Ole Miss managed to outscore the Raiders in the second half even though its
bench was outscored 17-2. Two free throws from JT Sulton gave Middle Tennessee
a four-point lead with 20 seconds left, and Ole Miss was unable to close the
The Raiders lead the all-time series with the Rebels, 4-2. Ole Miss lost
despite outscoring Middle Tennessee 17-6 in second chance points.
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