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Middle Tennessee St. downs Florida Atlantic 73-56

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Ramon Cintron scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures as Middle Tennessee State beat Florida Atlantic 73-56 in a Sun Belt Conference game on Saturday night.

Marcos Knight had 13 points, and Bruce Massey and JT Sulton added 12 apiece for the Blue Raiders (20-4, 12-1), who have won nine in a row and 13 of their past 14.

Stephon Moody had 17 points and Greg Gantt 13 for the Owls (11-13, 6-7), who had won 4 of their past five at home.

Middle Tennessee State shot 55.3% from the field (26 of 47) to Florida Atlantic's 40.8 (20 of 49).

From a 45-41 advantage with 12:10 left in the game, the Blue Raiders pushed ahead 54-43 with 7:13 to go on two free throws by Knight, and the Owls never got closer than nine points the rest of the way.

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