Middle Tennessee advances to the Conference USA tournament, beginning March 11 in Birmingham, Alabama, as the No. 6 seed. FAU did not qualify for the tournament.
The Blue Raiders led throughout and were ahead 38-21 at the break. Florida Atlantic made a run midway of the second half to cut the lead to 46-38. Reggie Upshaw answered with a jumper and three-point play to start an 11-0 run and coasted home.
Solomon Poole had 16 points for Florida Atlantic (9-20, 2-16), which has lost 12 of the last 13.