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Blue Raiders Hammer Bryan 115-59

November 17, 2001 · MT Media Relations
Middle Tennessee ended its 15-game losing streak with a 115-59 drubbing of visiting Bryan College on Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders dominated every facet of the contest, outrebounding the Lions 44-26 and forcing 26 Bryan College turnovers. The Blue Raiders tallied 18 steals in the game.

D'Marius Wilkes, one of seven Blue Raiders scoring in double figures, paced the home team with a career high 19 points. Wilkes also was near perfect running the team's offense, dishing out six assists without committing a turnover.

Wilkes said, "Officially breaking our losing streak feels good right now, but I know it is early and we have a lot of work today. Now we have to get ready for IUPUI."

Iiro Tenngren netted 16 points while John Humphrey and Tommy Gunn tallied 13. William Pippen scored 11 and Eric Parham and Charles Anderson scored 10 each. Tenngren led all rebounders with seven.

"All three teams we have played so far have really spread us out and I am impressed with how we handled that and our consistency, especially in the second half. I hope our intensity I saw tonight carries over into Wednesday when we play IUPUI," said Wiel.

The Blue Raiders' 115-point outburst is the most for the team since scoring 105 against North Texas a year ago. It also marks the 63rd time in MT history that the Blue Raiders have reached the 100-point plateau and the fifth time under head coach Randy Wiel.

The Blue Raiders will be back in action at the Murphy Center at 7 PM on Wednesday night against IUPUI.

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