Middle Tennessee beats South Alabama 82-67
MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—Demetrius Green scored 18 points to lead four Middle Tennessee players in double figures in an 82-67 win against South Alabama on Saturday night.
Desmond Yates added 17 points, Kevin Kanaskie had 16 and Mantarrio Haddock chipped in with 13 for the Blue Raiders (9-5, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference).
Domonic Tilford led the Jaguars (9-6, 2-2) with 18 points, DeAndre Coleman had 13 and Brandon Davis added 11.
The Blue Raiders went 26 of 29 from the free-throw line (89.7 percent), while the Jaguars hit 18 of 26 (69.2 percent) from the foul line.
Middle Tennessee has won five straight games, and is tied with Western Kentucky atop the Sun Belt standings. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Jaguars. The Blue Raiders’ win tied the all-time series between the teams at 10 wins apiece.