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MT Drops OT Thriller to UALR 71-62

January 12, 2003 · MT Media Relations

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES: Despite Middle Tennessee's loss at Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday night, the Blue Raiders return from their first conference road trip in first place in the SBC's East Division. To illustrate the difference in last year's squad and the current edition, the Blue Raiders dropped both games on the Arkansas swing by a combined 51 points. This year, the Blue Raiders got a win at Arkansas State and dropped the overtime heartbreaker to UALR.

 

GUNN HAS GREAT TRIP: Tommy Gunn propelled the Blue Raider offense on the Arkansas swing. He bucketed 21 points at ASU and scored 16 against the Trojans. On the road trip, Gunn averaged 18.5 points. In conference play, Gunn ranks in the top five in scoring.

 

OVERTIME: Middle Tennessee played its second OT game of the season at UALR. The team's previous OT game came at Austin Peay on Dec. 21. Unfortunately for MT, the team has come up short in both overtime contests. The Blue Raiders are now 1-5 in their last six overtime games.

 

UP NEXT: Middle Tennessee returns home for a pair of conference games beginning next Thursday night. The Blue Raiders take on South Alabama beginning at 7 PM in the first of the two tilts, while New Orleans visits on Saturday evening.

 

DAVIS TV SHOW: Head Coach Kermit Davis will tape his weekly TV show on Sunday night at 7:30 at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house on MT's Greek Row. The public is invited to attend the taping and is asked to arrive a few minutes early to get situated so the taping can start on time.

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