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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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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
Ga. Southern0-03-177
UALR0-03-1186
Georgia St.0-04-2105
Texas St.0-02-1269
UT-Arlington0-03-384
App. St.0-02-2198
UL Lafayette0-02-3302
UL-Monroe0-02-3329
S. Alabama0-01-3336
Troy0-01-3318
Arkansas St.0-00-2348

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UTEP0-04-096
La. Tech0-05-1136
Old Dominion0-04-18
So. Miss0-03-1232
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North Texas0-04-2236
Charlotte0-03-214
Middle Tenn.0-03-2337
Marshall0-03-3112
UT-San Antonio0-02-2333
Western Ky.0-02-3229
UAB0-02-5279
FAU0-01-3331
Rice0-01-4327
 
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