Florida International vs Stetson

FIU 82, Stetson 79


DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Malik Smith scored a career-high 29 points, including eight in the final 37 seconds, to lead Florida International to an 82-79 nonconference victory over Stetson on Sunday.

A 3-pointer by Smith broke a 65-65 tie with 5:53 remaining, and Gaby Belardo's free throw gave FIU (3-3) a four-point lead. The Hatters (2-6) tied it on four free throws by Chris Perez, who finished with 22 points.

A three-point play by Tymell Murphy gave FIU a 72-69 lead with 1:51 left. Murphy finished with 11 points and nine assists.

Another trey by Smith made it 77-72 at the 37-second mark, and he added five free throws the rest of the way to offset Stetson's four points by Perez and three by Willie Smith.

Belardo and Juan Ferrales scored 12 points each for FIU.

Adam Pegg added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hatters.

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Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Akomolafe, F352-61-29035
T. Murphy, F243-65-769411
J. De La Rosa, C81-10-01022
J. Ferrales, G264-62-323412
G. Belardo, G234-103-602012
J. Frink314-102-340211
M. Smith307-159-1112029
M. Porcher Jimenez100-20-03010
D. Hill70-00-00110
I. Jurkovic60-00-02020
Totals 25-5622-3230171982
Stetson Hatters
W. Green, F265-62-383212
A. Pegg, C326-122-4120214
C. Perez, G377-127-1052222
H. Miller, G315-80-145212
J. Naburgs, G254-80-004510
A. Graham262-113-32447
L. McInerney140-02-20212
D. Diaz70-00-02030
L. Solanke10-00-00010
J. Weston10-00-00000
Totals 29-5716-2335202279
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.13-525-1078
La. Tech12-623-9122
Old Dominion12-622-13140
Western Ky.8-1018-16158
North Texas7-1112-20295
So. Miss5-138-21315
UT-San Antonio3-155-27347

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida10-422-12161
N.J. Tech8-620-15207
Kennesaw St.7-711-20263
S.C. Upstate4-1010-22324
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AKR 61 Final
UNLV 76 Final
CAL 75