January 16, 2016

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Darnell Harris scored 19 points and Edward Simpson added 14 as Middle Tennessee pulled away late in second half and held on to beat Old Dominion 64-61 on Saturday.

Giddy Potts chipped in 11 points for Middle Tennessee (12-5, 4-1 Conference USA), who has won four straight.

Trey Freeman matched a career-high with 28 points to lead Old Dominion (9-9, 2-3). Aaron Bacote had 13 points and Zoran Talley 11.

The Monarchs led 29-24 early in the second half and had no more than a four-point lead until Reggie Upshaw made a layup to give the Blue Raiders a 47-46 lead with 7:50 remaining. A 15-10 spurt stretched it to 62-56 with 29 seconds to go.

Freeman made two free throws and a 3-pointer to pull the Monarchs to 63-61 with 10 seconds left. Simpson split a pair of free throws, Talley missed a 3-point attempt and Potts grabbed the board to end it.

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