Boxscore
Middle Tennessee St. 71, Tennessee 64
Monday, March 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Officials - Chris Beaver, John Heatly, Bryan Kersey
Attendance - 12038

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Middle Tennessee St. 36 35 71
Tennessee 34 30 64

Recap


Middle Tennessee State 71, Tennessee 64: Bruce Massey scored a career-high 20 points, including back-to-back buckets in the final 1:34 to help the Blue Raiders snap a nine-game losing streak against their in-state rivals with a win in the second round of the NIT.

Middle Tennessee advances to face the Miami-Minnesota winner in Wednesday's third round.

Tennessee did not score in the final 7:12. The Blue Raiders outscored the Vols 15-0 during that stretch.

The Blue Raiders (27-6) cooled off after a hot start led them to a 23-11 lead, and they struggled to keep up with the Vols with star LaRon Denby saddled with foul trouble.

But Massey picked up the scoring load, going 6 of 10 from the field and 8 of 9 from the foul line. He also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for his first double-double.

Forward Jeronne Maymon returned from a right knee injury for Tennessee to score 17 points and grab seven rebounds off the bench, but the Vols could not find their offensive rhythm down the stretch.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Middle Tennessee also beat Tennessee in the first round of the NIT in 1988 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. … The Vols dropped to 34-11 against in-state NCAA Division I opponents since the 2005-06 season. … Tennessee had won 13 of its previous 14 games at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J.T. Sulton 19:00 3-7 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 0 4 0 4 0 8
LaRon Dendy 25:00 4-8 1-3 1-5 3 6 9 2 4 0 2 0 10
Marcos Knight 19:00 4-9 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 2 2 0 1 0 9
Raymond Cintron 25:00 0-4 0-4 4-4 1 5 6 0 2 0 1 0 4
Bruce Massey 33:00 6-10 0-0 8-9 2 8 10 4 3 3 7 1 20
Kerry Hammonds 17:00 3-4 0-1 1-1 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 7
Jimmy Oden 10:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0
Shawn Jones 24:00 2-5 0-0 2-3 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 6
James Gallman 16:00 2-2 2-2 1-2 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 7
Torin Walker 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jacquez Rozier 2:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-52 3-11 20-28 11 34 45 12 23 5 16 1 71
  46.2% 27.3% 71.4% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 16

Tennessee Volunteers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jarnell Stokes 31:00 5-9 0-1 5-7 1 4 5 0 4 2 1 1 15
Trae Golden 28:00 4-9 0-1 6-10 0 2 2 8 3 1 0 0 14
Jordan McRae 14:00 1-6 0-1 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 1 2 4
Cameron Tatum 31:00 3-11 1-5 0-0 1 3 4 2 1 0 3 0 7
Skylar McBee 33:00 0-7 0-5 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 3 0 0 0
Jeronne Maymon 29:00 6-10 0-0 5-8 1 6 7 1 4 0 2 0 17
Josh Richardson 22:00 1-3 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 2
Yemi Makanjuola 12:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 4 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 200 22-58 1-13 19-30 8 21 29 12 20 8 9 4 64
  37.9% 7.7% 63.3% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9
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