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Middle Tennessee cruised to victory on Saturday, running Rice out of the gym and running up a 65-41 score at Murphy Center.

Middle Tennessee was the ATS victor, as they covered the 18-point spread as a favorite.

Middle Tennessee got 15 points from Shawn Jones and another 14 points from Kerry Hammonds II. Tweety Knight contributed 3 assists, while Neiko Hunter cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.

Rice got a 9-point performance from Max Guercy, who was supported by 8 points from Ross Wilson. Marcus Jackson had 1 assists in a losing cause for Rice, while Ross Wilson grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Middle Tennessee were victorious, as the score was 33-19 at the break.

Middle Tennessee won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-29.