Middle Tennessee hits 15 3-pointers, beats Rice 94-75
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Giddy Potts made six 3-pointers and finished with 22 points to help Middle Tennessee cruise to a 94-75 victory over Rice on Thursday night to its sixth straight win.
Middle Tennessee (19-5, 11-1) has won 11 of its past 12 games. Rice (5-19, 2-9) has lost six of its last seven.
Johnson, King help Middle Tennessee beat Charlotte 78-73
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Antwain Johnson had 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Nick King had his seventh double-double of the season to help Middle Tennessee hold off Charlotte for a 78-73 win on Saturday night.
Walters leads Middle Tennessee past UTEP in 81-50 win
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Walters scored 17 points, hauled in 12 rebounds and Middle Tennessee never trailed in an 81-50 win over Texas-El Paso on Saturday night.
It was Walters' first career double-double, finishing 6 of 7 from the field and missing just one of his six free throws.
Karl Gamble added 12 points and Nick King had 11 for Middle Tennessee, which shot 50 percent from the field and dominated the glass 42-26.
King paces Middle Tennessee past UT San Antonio 75-51
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nick King scored 22 points and Brandon Walters grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat UT San Antonio 75-51 on Thursday night.
Giddy Potts' jumper with 10:12 before halftime broke a 16-all tie and started a 13-2 run from which the Roadrunners never recovered. King scored eight straight with a 3-pointer, a 3-point play and layup, and Tyrik Dixon buried a 3 and Middle Tennessee (15-5, 7-1 Conference USA) led 34-23.
Middle Tennessee edges Western Kentucky 66-62
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Nick King scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Middle Tennessee snapped Western Kentucky's seven-game win streak with 66-62 victory on Saturday night.
Giddy Potts added 16 points for the Blue Raiders (14-6, 6-1 Conference USA) and Karl Gamble chipped in eight points and five rebounds.
The lead changed hands five times in the first half before a final 10-3 surge by King and Karl Gamble lifted Middle Tennessee to a 29-22 lead at the break.
King’s double-double helps Middle Tennessee beat FAU 61-57
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Nick King had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and made a pair of key free throws late to help Middle Tennessee hold off Florida Atlantic 61-57 on Saturday.
Giddy Potts added 13 points and four steals for Middle Tennessee (11-4, 3-0 Conference USA). Antwain Johnson chipped in 10 points.
Ronald Delph scored 17 points to lead FAU (6-9, 0-3), which has lost six straight. Jailyn Ingram had 11 points and Gerdarius Troutman 10.
King has 25 points, Middle Tenn. beats FGCU 85-72
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nick King had 25 points and seven rebounds to help lead Middle Tennessee to an 85-72 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Tuesday night.
King was 7 of 12 from the floor and made all 10 free throws offered. Tyrik Dixon had the first Middle Tennessee double-double of the season, making 12 points while hauling down 10 rebounds. He also had six assists.
Middle Tennessee defeats Tennessee St. 75-65 behind King
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nick King scored 20 points, Brandon Walters scored 14 and Antwain Johnson scored 11 points and Middle Tennessee beat Tennessee State 75-65 on Saturday.
Dixon, Potts power Middle Tennessee to 8-0 record in C-USA
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tyrik Dixon and Giddy Potts combined to score 40 points and Middle Tennessee defeated Southern Miss 72-56 on Thursday night, pushing its record to 8-0 atop Conference USA.
The freshman Dixon scored a season-best 21 points on 9-for-12 shooting with three 3-pointers, and Potts scored 19 for the Blue Raiders, who haven't lost since falling to Georgia State just before Christmas.
Middle Tennessee sprints past Western Kentucky 91-76
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — JaCorey Williams was 12 of 19 from the floor for 27 points as Middle Tennessee sprinted to an early lead and coasted to a 91-76 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
Reggie Upshaw added 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and Tyrik Dixon nailed all five attempts from distance for 17 points while dishing out eight assists for Middle Tennessee (15-3, 5-0 Conference USA), which remains the only unbeaten team in conference play.
Williams leads Middle Tennessee to 69-57 win over Marshall
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — JaCorey Williams scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Middle Tennessee stands as the last Conference USA unbeaten team with a 69-57 win over Marshall on Thursday night.
Giddy Potts added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Raiders (14-3, 4-0). Brandon Walters had 11 points and Tyrik Dixon had 10.
The Blue Raiders pounded Marshall on the boards 58-25, including 22-3 on the offensive end.
Middle Tennessee rolls past Toledo 80-70
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — JaCorey Williams had 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Middle Tennessee cruised in the second half to beat Toledo 80-70 on Tuesday night.
The Blue Raiders (3-1) never trailed and pulled away with a 15-2 run late in the first half on their way to a 39-26 lead at the half. Middle Tennessee had its largest lead on Quavius Copeland's layup that made it 74-51 with 6:21 to play.