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Middle Tennessee beats Tennessee State 77-62
Thursday, Dec 1, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Jimmy Oden scored 14 points from the bench, hitting 11 of 12 free throws, to lead Middle Tennessee past Tennessee State 77-62 on Thursday night.

Middle Tennessee (7-1) got 33 points from its bench in the winning effort compared to just 11 points for Tennessee State.

The Blue Raiders trailed by one, 44-43, before going on a 15-5 run over the next seven minutes to take a 58-49 lead with 5:38 left to play. Middle Tennessee would not relinquish the lead, pushing its advantage to 13, 73-60, behind two Oden free throws.

Oden sank 10 free throws during the final 1:45 of the second half.

Jason Jones and Marcus Knight each scored 12 points and James Gallman added 10 for the Blue Raiders.

Patrick Miller led Tennessee State (3-5) with 14 points. Robert Covington added 12 and Kellen Thornton chipped in with 11 for the Tigers.

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 Middle Tenn. St.
Jimmy Oden Jimmy Oden
1-1,  14 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Tennessee St.
Robert Covington Robert Covington
3-9,  12 Pts
10 Rebs, 0 Assists

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