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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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J. Frink, F307-145-672220
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Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UTEP0-02-047
La. Tech0-04-1167
Old Dominion0-04-11
Charlotte0-03-112
FIU0-03-1302
Marshall0-03-153
North Texas0-03-1206
Middle Tenn.0-02-1336
So. Miss0-02-1245
UT-San Antonio0-02-1212
UAB0-02-2321
Rice0-01-2297
Western Ky.0-01-2305
FAU0-01-3342

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-03-144
UALR0-03-1120
Texas St.0-02-1278
UL-Monroe0-02-194
Georgia St.0-03-298
UT-Arlington0-03-2142
App. St.0-02-2225
S. Alabama0-01-2346
Troy0-01-2274
UL Lafayette0-01-3341
Arkansas St.0-00-1351
 
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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