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Millin’s three-pointer gives Blue Raiders win against Charlotte

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Tyler Millin's go-ahead three and a plethora of clutch free throws pushed Middle Tennessee men's basketball past Charlotte 62-58 in a defensive slugfest on Thursday night at the Murphy Center.

The Blue Raiders (12-7, 5-3 C-USA) hit the boards early and often, scoring 12 points off nine offensive rebounds in a back-and-forth first half. MTSU trailed 27-26 at the break, but continued to turn the 49ers (12-7, 3-5 C-USA) over throughout the game, getting 21 points off of 21 turnovers to get in transition against Charlotte's pack line defense. Charlotte shot 50 percent from the field (20-for-40) on the night but failed to slow down the Blue Raiders in the paint, where MTSU dominated for 36 points on a plethora of drives and nifty finishes around the basket.