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% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-431
La. Tech12-320-8121
Old Dominion9-516-10136
UTEP9-511-15257
Rice8-618-9184
Marshall8-615-12125
UAB8-715-13181
Western Ky.7-713-14217
UT-San Antonio6-811-16299
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-635
Arkansas St.10-419-880
Georgia St.10-517-10127
Ga. Southern10-517-11123
Coast. Car.9-614-14141
Texas St.8-615-11209
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11151
S. Alabama6-813-14218
Little Rock4-1013-14247
App. St.3-128-18263
UL-Monroe1-137-20314
 
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