MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.
Middle Tennessee (19-7, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 from long range, and never trailed in the game.
Senior Kerry Hammonds records 18 points in MT's 71-44 victory over Tulane. (Athletic Communications)
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Shawn Jones scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six shots as Middle Tennessee rolled over Tulane 71-44 Thursday night.
Kerry Hammonds II had 18 points for Middle Tennessee and Neiko Hunter 13 as the Blue Raiders extended their win streak to six games.
Middle Tennessee (18-7, 8-2 Conference USA) used an 11-0 run in the first half to open a 22-13 advantage en route to a 35-17 halftime lead. The Blue Raiders continued to roll in the second half, building the lead to as many as 31 points.
Senior Neiko Hunter tallies 19 points in 74-66 win at TSU.
Credit MTSU - Brent Beerends
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Neiko Hunter scored 19 points, making 11 of 13 free throws, as Middle Tennessee held on to defeat Tennessee State 74-66 Tuesday night.
Kerry Hammonds had 16 points, Shawn Jones added 14 and Reggie Upshaw had 10 for Middle Tennessee (10-5).
Middle Tennessee led 30-11 at the 6:30 mark of the first half and was ahead 39-28 at the break. Tennessee State closed to 54-52 with 8:42 remaining following two free throws by Jay Harris. Jones followed with two consecutive jump shots to stretch the lead to 58-52.