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Blue Raiders Succeed in South Beach

By MTN Sports Reporter: Dawson Riggins

MTSU’s men's basketball team traveled on the road for the third straight game as they faced off against the FIU Panthers.

The first half saw both teams go back and forth. The Panthers ultimately entered halftime with a seven-point lead.

FIU’s momentum continued in the second half as they built a 12-point lead with 11 minutes to go in the game.

However, MTSU came all the way back to take a two-point lead with eight seconds remaining.

The Panthers missed a potential game-tying layup on the last possession of the game as MTSU survived to clinch the victory.

Elias King led the Blue Raiders in scoring with 18 points while also grabbing nine rebounds on the night. Junior Jared Coleman-Jones finished the game with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds.

The Blue Raiders return to the Murphy Center this week for two home games against New Mexico State and UTEP.


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