Seventh Consecutive Loss for Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders forward Reggie Scurry (22) has the ball stripped from his hands during the first half of the Marshall Thundering Herd at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders basketball game in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 9, 2020. Photo: Harrison McClary/All Tenn Sports

Middle Tennessee dropped their seventh consecutive game with a 79-75 loss to the Thundering Herd from Marshall Thursday night at Murphy Center.

Middle trailed at half 39-32 and fell into a double digit deficit early in the second quarter.  They battled to pull to within four late in the game.

“It just seemed like every time we made a run, they made a big basket,” MTSU head coach Nick McDevitt said. “The crowd gets into it … then they burry a 3-pointer. That’s where you just have to have a little bit of toughness about you and keep playing.”

Middle’s leading scorer was C.J. Jones with 21 points followed by Donovan Sims with 18.

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