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Dr. Pepper Classic - Maine vs Middle Tennessee Recap - Maine Wins 89-85

Middle Tennessee was scorched by Dimitry Akanda-Coronel for 27 points as Maine defeated them 89-85 in NCAA action on Sunday.

Maine was the ATS victor, as they covered the 20-point spread as an underdog.

Zarko Valjarevic had 20 points for Maine and Shaun Lawton chipped in with 12 points. Zarko Valjarevic had 5 assists for them, while Dimitry Akanda-Coronel was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Middle Tennessee got 20 points from Neiko Hunter in a losing cause and another 18 points from Jaqawn Raymond. Tweety Knight contributed 6 assists for them, while Shawn Jones had 20 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Middle Tennessee were victorious, as the score was 34-31 at the break.

Middle Tennessee won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 52-35.