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.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Middle Tennessee lost it's bowl game to Navy yesterday in Texas, while Ole Miss won the Music City Bowl at LP Field.
Keenan Reynolds ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns to lead Navy to victory over MTSU at the Armed Services Bowl.
Reynolds had a 3-yard score to cap the opening drive for Navy (9-4) and added a 1-yarder in the fourth quarter. Already with the NCAA record for touchdowns rushing by a quarterback, Reynolds upped his total to 31 to match Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs, also a sophomore, for the national lead this season.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Reggie Upshaw was one of six players in double figures, scoring a career-high 18, as Middle Tennessee romped to an overwhelming 102-52 victory over Tennessee Temple Tuesday night.
Others in double figures were Neiko Hunter with 16, Shawn Jones and Tharone Chilton both had 11 points and Marcus Tarrance 10.
Tennessee Temple put the first points on the board to start the game, but the Blue Raiders went on a 19-0 run midway through the first period and didn’t look back.