Sun Belt Men's Basketball roundup for December 29th

Stephen F. Austin 60, ULM 36

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) - Denzel Barnes scored 13 points to lead

Stephen F. Austin to a 60-36 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on

Wednesday night.

The Lumberjacks (8-3) got off to a quick 6-0 start and never

trailed. They led by as many as 28 points late in the game.

Eddie Williams added 12 points for Stephen F. Austin while

Jordan Glynn scored 11 and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

The Lumberjacks shot 46 percent from the field, compared to 37

percent for the Warhawks (4-10).

Hugh Mingo led the Warhawks with 11 points.

MTSU 65, Tennessee State 58

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Jason Jones scored 23 points and

pulled down nine rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee State over

Tennessee State 65-58 on Wednesday night, snapping a four-game

losing skid.

The Blue Raiders (5-8) led 27-21 at halftime despite shooting

37.9 percent from the floor (11 of 29) and extended their lead in

the second, thanks to a 14-for-27 shooting effort (51.9 percent).

Jones finished 10 of 15 from the floor (66.7 percent) and James

Gallman added 15 points for Middle Tennessee.

Patrick Miller scored 16 points and Jacquan Nobles added 12 for

the Tigers (6-7), who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Tennessee State was 20 for 52 from the field (38.5 percent),

including 8 of 22 from 3-point range (36.4 percent).

The Blue Raiders posted a 40-26 rebounding edge and outscored

the Tigers 30-12 in the paint and 18-9 on second-chance points.