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.