Florida International vs Stetson

FIU 82, Stetson 79

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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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Scoreboard
Florida International (3-3) «364682
Stetson (2-6)314879

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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
 44.6%68.8% 
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
 50.9%69.6% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328
 
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