Brewer lifts E. Tennessee St. past Middle Tennessee 57-43

NCAA Men's Basketball

ESTERO, Fla. (AP)Ledarrius Brewer scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and East Tennessee State topped Middle Tennessee 57-43 at the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday, giving coach Jason Shay his first victory as a head coach.

The Buccaneers (1-2) led 24-22 at the break, but broke way in the second half with Brewer shooting 6-for-12 down the stretch with three 3-pointers and two steals. East Tennessee State scored 25 points off of 25 Middle Tennessee turnovers.

DeAndre Dishman had 10 points for the Blue Raiders (0-2).

Shay has spent the last five seasons as Buccaneers assistant coach before being promoted in May.

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