Published 3:45 pm Sunday, February 10, 2013

Troy women down MTSU

Troy knocked off the Sun Belt Conference’s top women’s team, Middle Tennessee State, on Sunday, 74-70, in overtime in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The win snaps Middle Tennessee’s 12-game winning streak and hands the Trojans their first-ever victory over the Blue Raiders. Troy was 0-16 all-time against MTSU coming into the contest. It also marked the first Trojan road win since Feb. 27, 2010 against Arkansas State.

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Troy took Middle Tennessee State to overtime at Sartain Hall in Troy last season, but ultimately fell, 72-66.

The Trojans (5-18, 2-12 Sun Belt) were led by junior Joanna Harden with 27 points and four assists.

Troy led by 12 at halftime and survived a furious Blue Raider comeback in the second half that saw the Trojan lead cut to just one, 49-48, with 11:51 to play in regulation.

Middle Tennessee falls to 18-6, 13-2 in Sun Belt play and suffers just its second home loss in the last five seasons.

Troy will host Florida International on Feb. 14 at 5:15 p.m.