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Troy vs Florida International

FIU 61, Troy 55

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MIAMI (AP) - Malik Smith scored in double figures for the fifth straight game and Florida International topped Troy 61-55 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

Smith netted 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range for the Panthers (10-8, 5-4). Tymell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Bell had 12 points.

Emil Jones paced Troy (7-12, 2-6) with 18 points, making 8 of 11 free-throw attempts.

The Trojans committed 12 turnovers to FIU's four, with five different players finishing with two giveaways.

Troy led 28-27 at halftime, backed mostly by 41.7 percent shooting (5 of 12) from 3-point range in the first half. The long-range magic dried up in the second half, though, as the Trojans made just 1 of 9 3-point attempts.

FIU used the intermission to fix its shooting woes, improving from 2 of 10 from 3 before intermission to 5 of 13 after.

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Troy Trojans
W. Hinton, F151-30-04113
J. Warren, C151-20-20042
H. Williams, G372-81-24436
R. Scott, G364-90-042311
E. Jones, G355-108-1154118
D. Jethroe253-102-26009
R. Chambers243-60-06016
A. Myers70-00-00000
J. Mullahey40-10-00000
T. Calhoun20-00-01010
Totals 19-4911-1735111455
 38.8%64.7% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F385-94-681215
J. Frink, F350-40-08220
T. Akomolafe, F170-11-23021
M. Smith, G367-133-421222
C. Bell, G223-76-840112
D. Hill191-80-03312
M. Porcher Jimenez194-70-02019
J. Ferrales60-40-02100
G. Belardo50-10-00110
I. Jurkovic20-00-00000
J. De La Rosa10-00-00010
Totals 20-5414-203591361
 37%70% 
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Georgia St.7-314-789
UL-Monroe7-313-8156
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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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
So. Miss1-76-13309
 
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