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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Scoreboard
Florida International (8-7) «363066
Arkansas State (10-6)333164

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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% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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

Sun Belt
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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