Jefferson lifts Middle Tennessee over FIU 71-65
MIAMI (AP) — Josh Jefferson had 15 points as Middle Tennessee topped Florida International 71-65 on Thursday night.
Eli Lawrence had 14 points for Middle Tennessee (18-7, 9-3 Conference USA), which won its fourth straight game. DeAndre Dishman added 10 rebounds.
Tevin Brewer had 17 points and nine assists for the Panthers (14-12, 4-9). Isaiah Banks and Denver Jones each had 11 points.
The Blue Raiders improve to 2-0 against the Panthers on the season. Middle Tennessee defeated Florida International 50-39 on Jan. 15.
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