Blue Raiders claim 20th win of the season


Middle Tennessee (20-9, 12-5 C-USA) claimed their 20th win of the season, winning 76-59 in Boca Raton against the Florida Atlantic Owls (7-23, 5-12 C-USA).

The Blue Raiders dominated this game from the beginning, not allowing the Owls to hold a lead throughout.

Senior guard Perrin Buford scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, recording his second career double-double at MTSU.

The Blue Raiders had scoring come from all over the floor. Junior Xavier Haberersham scored a career high of 11 points. Junior forward Reggie Upshaw scored 14 points, and senior guard JaQawn Raymond chipped in 12 points.

MTSU was nothing short of dominant in the paint. They out rebounded Florida Atlantic 46-28 and outscored them in the paint 42-26.

The Blue Raiders will close out the regular season in Miami against Florida International (13-17, 7-10 C-USA) at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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