Middle Tennessee 67, Tennessee St. 56
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Tim Blue and Desmond Yates combined for 37 points as Middle Tennessee State beat visiting Tennessee State 67-56 on Monday night.
Blue scored 19 points and Yates 18 as the Blue Raiders (4-4) pulled away late in the second half after leading 36-35 at halftime.
Tennessee State (2-4) was led by Ladarious Weaver who scored 21 points, hitting 8-of-9 from the floor. Clarence Matthews added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds and Reiley Ervin had 12 points.
Middle Tennessee State controlled the boards 38-23. Blue, Calvin O’Neil and Kyle Young had seven rebounds each.
The Blue Raiders shot 50.9 percent from the field while Tennessee State hit 39.5 percent. The Tigers did not hit from the field in the last 4:08.