MT Drops Game to FIU 67-60

January 5, 2002 · MT Media Relations
NOSSE LEADS THE WAY: Lee Nosse led the Blue Raiders in scoring against FIU with a 17-point effort. Nosse reached his tally by shooting a career best 4-of-4 from behind the three point arc. Nosse has now scored double figures in seven straight games.

WILKERSON GETS 11: Jermale Wilkerson came off the bench to spark the Blue Raiders, going 4-for-4 from the floor including 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc. Wilkerson's total equaled his career best scoring night. His previous 11-point performance came earlier in the year against UT Martin.

ILLNESS FOR WIEL AND PIPPEN: Head Coach Randy Wiel and forward William Pippen were battling an apparent stomach virus for most of the day on Saturday. Wiel and Pippen both missed the team's shoot-around in the afternoon, but rallied to fill their normal roles during the game.

ROAD SWING ENDS: Middle Tennessee's longest road swing of the year ended on Saturday night at FIU. The team played five straight games on the road that took it to five different states and two time zones. The Blue Raiders will now return to the Murphy Center for three straight games before returning to the highway.

MT FANS IN ATTENDANCE: A contingency of Middle Tennessee fans was on hand in Miami for the team's game against FIU. Alumnus Brad Warden organized a trip to the game for the South Florida Alumni Association chapter. Alumni office representative Stephen Barnes officially presented the chapter with its charter prior to the game. Other members of the chapter on hand were former MT football players, Ray Palheygi and Rick Brito.

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