Sun Belt Tournament - Middle Tennessee Falls 61-57 to Florida International - Recap

Florida International earned a 61-57 victory over Middle Tennessee on Sunday, getting 16 points from Deric Hill at Summit Arena.

Bettors who backed Florida International were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 13 at sportsbooks.

Florida International got 15 points from Cameron Bell and another 14 points from Malik Smith. Deric Hill contributed 6 assists, while Jerome Frink cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Middle Tennessee got a 17-point performance from Shawn Jones, who was supported by 13 points from Marcos Knight. Bruce Massey had 7 assists in a losing cause for Middle Tennessee, while Marcos Knight grabbed 11 rebounds.

Florida International led at halftime, 33-24.

Middle Tennessee won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-39.