Middle Tennessee tops Florida Atlantic 66-57

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)—Desmond Yates scored 14 points as Middle Tennessee defeated Florida Atlantic 66-57 on Saturday night.

Calvin O’Neil added 13 points for the Blue Raiders (19-12, 13-5 Sun Belt Conference), while Trevor Ottley blocked five shots. Middle Tennessee closed out their regular season with three straight wins.

The Blue Raiders led by 17 points in the first half after two free throws from O’Neil made the score 32-15 with 3:30 left in the half. Middle Tennessee went into halftime with a 32-22 advantage, and would lead for the entire second half.

Greg Gantt scored 17 points to lead the Owls (14-15, 10-8), while Sanchez Hughley added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Florida Atlantic has lost three games in a row.

Middle Tennessee shot 43.1 percent from the field (22-for-51), including 50 percent from 3-point range (6-for-12).

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 Top Performers
 Middle Tenn. St.
Calvin O'Neil Calvin O'Neil
3-7,  13 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Florida Atlantic
Sanchez Hughley Sanchez Hughley
5-9,  13 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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