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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
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-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-878
Georgia St.10-517-10127
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14142
Texas St.8-615-11210
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11150
S. Alabama6-813-14220
Little Rock4-1013-14245
App. St.3-128-18264
UL-Monroe1-137-20315
 
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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