Florida Atlantic nips Middle Tennessee 61-60

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Alex Tucker hit a layup with 3 seconds remaining to give Florida Atlantic a 61-60 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.

The Owls (8-10, 4-3 Sun Belt Conference) led 38-30 but were outscored 21-2 as Middle Tennessee built a 51-40 lead with 6:36 to play on a jumper by Theryn Hudson. The Owls rallied and regained the lead 59-58 on a jumper by Sanchez Hughley with 23 seconds to play.

Montarrio Haddock gave the Blue Raiders (8-10, 3-3) a 60-59 advantage on short jumper with 5 seconds to go before Tucker’s game winner. The Blue Raiders’ James Washington missed a shot at the buzzer.

Hughley scored 11 points, and Shavar Richardson and Raymond Taylor each had 10 for the Owls, who have won three of their last four games.

Desmond Yates had a game-high 19 points for the Blue Raiders, who have lost four of their last five. Haddock added 11.

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 Florida Atlantic
Brett Royster Brett Royster
3-6,  9 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Middle Tenn. St.
Desmond Yates Desmond Yates
8-15,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 0 Assists

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