MIAMI -- Giddy Potts scored a season-high 25 points, including four straight free throws in the last 10 seconds as Middle Tennessee defeated FIU 71-66 in overtime Thursday night.
Nick King added 17 points, seven in the OT, including two layups to give Middle Tennessee the lead. King also grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double double this season. David Simmons scored a career-high 14 off the bench and Brandon Walters 12 for the Blue Raiders (10-4, 2-0 Conference USA). Middle Tennessee overcame a first half shooting a season-worst 22 percent with six early turnovers that led to FIU points.
The Panthers opened the second half 5-0, but Middle Tennessee found its shooting touch and came within a point after a 12-4 run. Potts missed a 3 at the end of regulation, tied 58-58, and FIU scored the first three points of overtime before Middle Tennessee rallied.
Buggs, Hawaii beat Mississippi Valley State 76-51
Drew Buggs made 6 of 7 from the field and finished with 13 points and six assists to help Hawaii beat Mississippi Valley State 76-51 on Sunday night.
No. 10 Florida State returns from break to host Southeast Missouri
After eight days off for final exams, 10th-ranked Florida State gets back to work on the court Monday night against Southeast Missouri State.
Late steal and layup lifts Pacific over CSU Northridge 79-77
Brandon McGhee stole it from Darius Brown II with 5 seconds left and passed it ahead to Roberto Gallinat for the winning layup to help Pacific beat CSU Northridge 79-77 on Sunday.