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Defense shines as Middle Tennessee defeats UTEP 48-47

1 year 5 months 5 days ago Saturday, March 09 2019 Mar 9, 2019 March 09, 2019 9:44 PM March 09, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Antonio Green had 11 points as Middle Tennessee edged past UTEP 48-47 on Saturday night.

Reggie Scurry added nine points for the Blue Raiders, who held the Miners to 28.1 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Middle Tennessee opponent.

Lawrence Mosley had six rebounds for Middle Tennessee (11-20, 8-10 Conference USA). James Hawthorne added 10 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee will open conference tourney play on Wednesday, facing No. 5 seed UAB. The Blue Raiders are seeded No. 12.

Paul Thomas had 14 points for the Miners (8-21, 3-15), who have now lost six games in a row. Evan Gilyard added 10 points. Nigel Hawkins had 8 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blue Raiders are undefeated in three games against the Miners this season. Most recently, Middle Tennessee defeated UTEP 69-53 last Wednesday.

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