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Florida International vs Arkansas State

FIU 66, Arkansas St. 64

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Tymell Murphy and Jerome Frink each scored 12 points and had key plays down the stretch to lead FIU over Arkansas State 66-64 on Thursday night.

FIU (8-7, 3-3 Sun Belt) trailed 55-49 with 5:39 remaining in the game after Kelvin Downs hit a lay-up for the Red Wolves but went on a 17-9 run to close out the game and earn the victory. Murphy tied it at 55 with a lay-in for the Panthers, then Frink hit a pair of free throws to give FIU a 57-55 lead with 3:09 to play and the Panthers never trailed again.

Deric Hill had 11 points and six rebounds for FIU and Malik Smith scored 10 points including three 3-pointers.

Arkansas State (10-6, 4-3) shot only 34.5 percent from the field and was 8 for 33 from beyond the arc. Ed Townsel scored 20 points but was 4 of 15 from 3-point range.

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Florida International Golden Panthers
J. Frink, F343-55-713412
T. Murphy, F255-72-260312
T. Akomolafe, F172-51-22025
M. Smith, G343-71-241410
D. Hill, G243-54-663211
C. Bell191-41-22233
J. Ferrales193-40-01018
M. Porcher Jimenez171-42-21005
I. Jurkovic60-00-00030
G. Belardo50-00-01000
Totals 21-4116-232792266
 51.2%69.6% 
Arkansas State Red Wolves
B. Peterson, F244-71-34039
R. Worsham, F211-20-26302
E. Townsel, G396-184-571220
T. Finn, G384-122-281513
R. Dickerson, G160-12-21332
C. Golden231-70-14323
K. Downs192-53-43007
K. Washington172-54-41018
M. Hooten30-10-01010
Totals 20-5816-2339111764
 34.5%69.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech7-116-596
Western Ky.7-114-669
UAB6-210-11180
Old Dominion5-316-443
UTEP5-313-7102
Middle Tenn.5-312-9143
UT-San Antonio4-410-9235
Rice3-46-13299
Charlotte3-59-11158
FIU2-49-10201
North Texas2-58-11265
Marshall2-66-15301
FAU1-58-9251
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Ga. Southern7-214-4117
Georgia St.7-314-789
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UT-Arlington6-412-8124
UL Lafayette5-511-10239
App. St.5-58-11247
S. Alabama5-57-14296
Texas St.4-610-9205
Arkansas St.4-79-11267
UALR3-78-12305
Troy2-87-12331
 
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