La.-Monroe 67, Middle Tennessee 65
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.