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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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T. Murphy, F255-72-260312
T. Akomolafe, F172-51-22025
M. Smith, G343-71-241410
D. Hill, G243-54-663211
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J. Ferrales193-40-01018
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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
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