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Middle Tennessee State 60, Presbyterian 42

December 31, 1997

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) _ Aylton Tesch scored 11 points Tuesday as Middle Tennessee State defeated Presbyterian 60-42.

The Blue Raiders (7-2) took control early in the game. Leading 42-35 with 14:53 left in the second half, Middle Tennessee State sealed the game with a 20-10 run. Ali McGhee had a 3-pointer, steal and block in the stretch as the Blue Raiders built a 17-point advantage at 62-35 with 6:14 left.

No player scored in double figures for Presbyterian (5-6). Yahnick Martin led the Blue Hose with eight points.