Middle Tennessee Wins Consolation Game 79-56 over Grand Canyon

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---Shawn Jones led Middle Tennessee to a 79-56 win over Grand Canyon in the consolation game of the 24th Dr Pepper Classic. Jones posted 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

He was one of four Blue Raiders in double figures. Neiko Hunter and Reggie Upshaw each chipped in 12, while Kerry Hammonds added 11.

Middle Tennessee never trailed in the contest running out to a 42-24 halftime margin. It led by as many as 27 before settling for the 79-56 win.

Grand Canyon’s Killian Larson had 22 points and 14 rebounds. He was joined in double digits by Jerome Garrison with 14.

The Blue Raiders were efficient offensively with 18 assists against a mere four turnovers. They shot 48.4 percent (31-64) from the field, while limiting the Antelopes to 31.0 percent (13-42).

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