New Orleans beats Middle Tennessee State 69-65

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NEW ORLEANS (AP)—T.J. Worley hit three free throws down the stretch to help New Orleans defeat Middle Tennessee State 69-65 on Saturday night.

Worley and Kyndall Dykes each scored 19 points to lead the Privateers (9-11, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference). Justin Archie added 11 points, six rebounds and four assists.

After trailing 66-60 with less than a minute remaining in the game, Middle Tennessee’s Nigel Johnson made a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left. Dykes then committed a turnover, and Desmond Yates’ layup with 10 seconds left made the score 66-65.

But Middle Tennessee wouldn’t score again, and Worley made 3 of 4 free-throw attempts with the game on the line to preserve the victory.

The Blue Raiders (12-8, 6-3) were paced by Yates, who finished with 22 points and five rebounds. Demetrius Green chipped in with 11 points.

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 Middle Tenn. St.
Desmond Yates Desmond Yates
11-20,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 New Orleans
Kyndall Dykes Kyndall Dykes
8-14,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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