La.-Monroe 67, Middle Tennessee 65

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Brandon Roberts hit a jumper with 2 seconds to go to put Louisiana-Monroe ahead in its 67-65 win over Middle Tennessee on Sunday.

Jordan Payne netted 27 points for the Warhawks (5-6, 1-0 Sun Belt).

Middle Tennessee’s Desmond Yates tied the game with 10 seconds left on a jumper before Roberts hit his basket.

The two teams traded the lead 14 times and tied six times in the game.

Middle Tennessee (4-5, 0-1) shot only 34.5 percent in the first half, allowing Louisiana-Monroe a 30-25 lead going into halftime.

Lance Brasher added 15 points for Louisiana-Monroe, including five 3-pointers, and Tony Hooper sank 12 points.

Kevin Kanaskie led Middle Tennessee scoring with 20 points. Yates had 16 points, and Kyle Young grabbed 10 rebounds.

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 LA Monroe
J. Payne J. Payne
9-13,  27 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Middle Tenn. St.
K. Kanaskie K. Kanaskie
6-10,  20 Pts
3 Rebs, 6 Assists

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