UL Lafayette vs Florida International

FIU 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 70

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MIAMI (AP) - Tymell Murphy recorded a career-high 28 points and 15 rebounds, and Marco Porcher Jimenez converted late free throws to lift Florida International over Louisiana-Lafayette 75-70 Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.

Jimenez finished with 10 points for FIU (6-7, 2-3).

Tied at 64, FIU took the lead 67-64 behind Malik Smith's 3-pointer with 1:30 left to play. Murphy then converted a three-point play with 42 seconds left to give the Golden Panthers the lead, 70-64.

After Steven Wronkoski made a free throw to cut the deficit to three, 73-70 with 17 seconds remaining, Wronkoski then fouled Jimenez. Jimenez made both free throws, and the Ragin' Cajuns turned the ball over on their last possession to seal the victory for FIU.

Jerome Frink grabbed 12 boards to help FIU dominate inside, outrebounding Louisiana-Lafayette 48-37, while outscoring them inside 34-18.

Bryant Mbamalu led Louisiana-Lafayette with 23 points.

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Louisiana-Lafayette (6-11)313970
Florida International (6-7) «403575

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UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
B. Mbamalu, F328-153-421423
E. Moore, F231-50-05132
S. Long, F101-30-02052
E. Payton, G365-113-5910213
S. Wronkoski, G290-51-45021
J. Soto213-50-02149
K. Shepherd192-93-41209
A. Thompson133-62-310311
C. Barnett80-10-01100
A. Leblanc50-00-21000
B. Lazare40-00-01010
Totals 23-6012-2237162470
 38.3%54.5% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F3411-144-7151328
J. Frink, F312-63-1412007
T. Akomolafe, F261-41-26043
M. Smith, G202-114-53049
G. Belardo, G192-60-01215
D. Hill222-32-23526
J. Ferrales190-65-63135
M. Porcher Jimenez134-62-220110
I. Jurkovic80-20-01020
C. Bell71-20-00022
J. De La Rosa10-00-00000
Totals 25-6021-384892275
 41.7%55.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington14-427-945
Georgia St.12-620-13104
Arkansas St.11-720-12120
Texas St.11-722-14179
Ga. Southern11-718-15122
UL Lafayette10-821-12114
Troy10-822-15147
Coast. Car.10-820-19183
S. Alabama7-1114-18231
Little Rock6-1215-17244
App. St.4-149-21300
UL-Monroe2-169-24297

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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
 
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