RUSTON, La. (AP) Elias King's 17 points helped Middle Tennessee defeat Louisiana Tech 68-51 on Saturday night.

King was 5 of 8 shooting, including 4 for 7 from distance, and went 3 for 3 from the line for the Blue Raiders (13-7, 6-3 Conference USA). Jestin Porter scored 12 points, finishing 5 of 9 from the floor. Teafale Lenard went 5 of 6 from the field to finish with 11 points.

Cobe Williams finished with 22 points for the Bulldogs (11-9, 4-5). Keaston Willis added seven points and two steals for Louisiana Tech. Terran Williams also put up six points and seven rebounds.


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