Arkansas State vs Florida International

FIU 80, Arkansas St. 61

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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
 36.5%41.2% 
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
 60.4%72.7% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL-Monroe15-520-1496
UT-Arlington13-724-11105
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259
Troy4-169-22293

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UAB16-226-783
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Marshall12-617-16128
UTEP10-819-14214
Charlotte9-914-19234
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
FIU7-1113-19270
North Texas7-1112-20295
Rice7-1112-20279
So. Miss5-138-21315
FAU5-138-25300
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347
 
Other games
UK 50 Final
ND 64
LCSC 57 Final
GONZ 104
MU 49 Final
FLA 82