Middle Tennessee powers past ODU 64-51

MURFESSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Reggie Upshaw scored 18 points, Giddy Potts added 14 points and Conference USA-leader Middle Tennessee beat Old Dominion 64-51 on Thursday night .

Middle Tennessee responded after having its 10-game winning streak snapped on Saturday at UTEP.

The Blue Raiders made five straight shots, capped by Potts’ mid-range jumper to extend the lead to 62-46. Upshaw had two baskets during the stretch. The first was a strong move to the basket for a layup and then a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock.

Xavier Habersham hit three 3-pointers and scored nine points for Middle Tennessee (21-4, 11-1), which was just 22 of 52 overall but made 9 of 22 3-pointers (41 percent).

B.J. Stith had 17 points and six rebounds for Old Dominion (14-10, 7-5). Ahmad Caver added 13 and Trey Porter 10.