Middle Ends Season With A Win

Southern Miss Golden Eagles guard LaDavius Draine (11) tries to steal the ball from Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders guard Antonio Green (55) during the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders college basketball game in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Saturday, March, 7, 2020. Photo: Harrison McClary/All Tenn Sports

Antonio Green sank his last shot as a Blue Raider, a three pointer with three seconds left on the clock in overtime, to propel the Blue Raiders to a win in their final game of the 2019-2020 season.  Middle downed The Golden Eagles of Southern Mississippi 65-62.

“That was a great feeling,” Green said. “I’m just thankful for everything right now. I just want to appreciate the moment.”

Green ended with a team-high 16 points on 5 of 15 shooting, including four 3-pointers, and he also added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Fellow senior Reggie Scurry had seven points and five rebounds.

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Middle started off slow, trailing much of the first half.   With about 3 minutes left in the half Middle tied the score and kept pace with Southern Mississippi, but went into half time down 29-22.

In the second half Green got hot from the outside scoring three triples and 13 of his 16 points.

“I was proud of the way our guys played today and finished in the second half and overtime,” head coach Nick McDevitt said. “It wasn’t the prettiest basketball game tonight … but both teams were fighting.
“You could see the game mattered to both teams, and that’s what you want to see as a coach.”

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