Middle Tennessee beats Denver 57-50

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Montarrio Haddock took the offense on his shoulders, scoring 22 points as the lone Middle Tennessee State player in double figures in a 57-50 win over Denver on Thursday night.

Haddock also pulled down six boards, went 5-for-5 from the foul line and hit a 3-pointer for the Blue Raiders (15-11, 10-4 Sun Belt Conference).

James Washington hit two 3s for the Blue Raiders, who finished 4-for-8 from long range (50 percent) compared to just a 5-for-20 mark (25 percent) for the Pioneers. Middle Tennessee also outrebounded Denver 32-26 and outscored the Pioneers 11-2 on second-chance points.

The Pioneers led 29-21 early in the second half, but Calvin O’Neil’s jumper and J.T. Sulton’s dunk sparked a 20-5 run for the Blue Raiders. They led the rest of the way.

Nate Rohnert scored 13 points for the Pioneers (14-10, 7-6) and Chase Hallam added 12.

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 Top Performers
Chase Hallam Chase Hallam
5-10,  12 Pts
7 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Middle Tenn. St.
Montarrio Haddock Montarrio Haddock
8-15,  22 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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