Bethune-Cookman vs Florida International

FIU 74, Bethune-Cookman 72


MIAMI (AP) - Tymell Murphy had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Florida International hold off Bethune-Cookman 74-72 after letting most of a double-digit lead slip away Monday.

Bethune-Cookman trimmed what once had been a 12-point deficit to two on Ricky Johnson's layup with 17 seconds remaining. The Wildcats (5-10) had a chance to win it after forcing an FIU turnover, however Kevin Dukes' 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

Malik Smith scored 17 and Jerome Frink had 11 points and 11 rebounds for FIU (7-7), which led 58-46 with just over 10 minutes to go.

Bethune-Cookman closed to within one point on three occasions, the last at 69-68 on a pair of free throws by Javoris Bryant. Each time, FIU answered with a basket of its own.

Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman with 20 points.

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
A. Coleman, F388-164-773420
A. Smith, F231-30-05332
R. Johnson, G302-33-63237
M. Jackson, G132-60-04015
B. Stewart, G90-20-01000
K. Dukes335-121-243015
J. Bryant254-76-652414
P. Scotland191-94-43127
M. Mack101-40-01112
Totals 24-6218-2536151872
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F329-132-3102120
J. Frink, F315-131-3111411
T. Akomolafe, F282-51-25145
M. Smith, G284-104-411315
G. Belardo, G140-10-01100
D. Hill250-10-08840
M. Porcher Jimenez151-45-62017
J. Ferrales143-61-22029
C. Bell92-43-42107
I. Jurkovic40-00-00000
Totals 26-5717-2442151974
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S.C. State12-419-15205
Norfolk St.12-417-17220
Savannah St.9-716-16277
N.C. Central7-913-19311
Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
Coppin St.6-109-22326
Morgan St.6-109-22327
Delaware St.5-117-25345
Florida A&M4-128-21349

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
Other games
ND 66 Final
IND 74 Final
PSU 51