Florida International vs UL Lafayette

FIU 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 75

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Jerome Frink scored 20 points and Tymell Murphy added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Florida International held off Louisiana-Lafayette 80-75 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action to win its third straight game.

The Panthers, who also defeated the Ragin' Cajuns 75-70 on Jan. 5, won back-to-back games in the series for the first time since 1998-99.

Tied at 72, Frink scored on a layup with 1:43 left, then Cameron Bell and Frink each made a pair of free throws to give the Panthers (11-8, 6-4) a 78-72 lead with 19 seconds remaining.

After Alan-Michael Thompson knocked down a trey with 11 seconds to go, Deric Hill answered with two FIU foul shots and Thompson missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left.

Thompson and Elfrid Payton scored 22 points apiece for Louisiana-Lafayette, which has lost six of its past seven games. Shawn Long added 21 points and 14 rebounds.

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Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F398-110-4164216
J. Frink, F307-145-672220
T. Akomolafe, F181-22-21034
M. Smith, G342-144-43119
C. Bell, G292-54-43218
D. Hill242-64-43248
M. Porcher Jimenez195-90-013113
J. Ferrales61-30-00002
I. Jurkovic10-10-00020
Totals 28-6519-2438141680
 43.1%79.2% 
UL Lafayette Ragin Cajuns
S. Long, F339-122-4141421
E. Moore, F331-40-06522
E. Payton, G407-145-757222
A. Thompson, G387-182-241022
S. Wronkoski, G222-40-11045
B. Lazare130-00-02040
J. Soto91-30-00013
K. Shepherd70-30-01010
A. Leblanc50-00-10000
Totals 27-589-1538141875
 46.6%60% 
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
 
Other games
PUR 53 Final
MICH 68
TENN 56 Final
MISS 62
VCU 74 Final
RICH 86
UCLA 84 Final
ARIZ 73
BYU 63 Final
GONZ 83