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Arkansas State vs Florida International

FIU 80, Arkansas St. 61


MIAMI (AP) - Tymell Murphy scored 22 points, grabbed five boards and recorded two steals and Florida International snapped Arkansas State's four-game winning streak, beating the Red Wolves 80-61 Thursday in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Malik Smith, who entered the contest as the Panthers' (2-2) leading scorer on the season at 17.7 points per game, finished with 11 and Jerome Fink and Juan Ferrales added 10 apiece.

FIU, which leads the Sun Belt in free-throw percentage (74.3) and ranks second in 3-point percentage (36.8), hit 8 of 11 free throws and 8 of 15 3-pointers in the win.

The Panthers took a 33-26 advantage into the break and never led by less than 10 in the second half. Smith 3-pointer with 3:43 left to play put FIU ahead 75-54.

Ed Townsel led Arkansas State (4-2) with 13 points and has hit double figures in all six games this season.

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Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F325-100-091110
K. Washington, F313-103-47249
T. Finn, G364-101-352112
C. Golden, G142-50-04206
M. Hooten, G142-81-42005
E. Townsel, G325-150-001213
R. Dickerson, G211-32-41214
R. Worsham, G110-00-21020
K. Downs, F60-10-01020
J. Weaver, G31-10-00002
Total 23-637-1733101361
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F309-103-363122
T. Akomolafe, F242-31-23315
J. De La Rosa, C142-40-03014
M. Smith, G284-80-032411
G. Belardo, G182-40-01515
J. Frink, F284-82-471210
J. Ferrales, G204-80-012110
D. Hill, G173-52-22218
I. Jurkovic, C111-20-03042
M. Porcher Jimenez, G101-10-01103
D. Lewis, G00-00-01000
M. Nunez, G00-00-00010
Total 32-538-1134191780
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Old Dominion9-718-18
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
MU 49 Final
FLA 82