Louisiana-Monroe vs Florida International

FIU 76, Louisiana-Monroe 73

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MIAMI (AP) - Malik Smith scored 17 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 19 seconds left, as Florida International snapped a two-game skid and handed Louisiana-Monroe its seventh straight defeat in a 76-73 Sun Belt Conference decision Saturday night.

Smith's three-point play gave FIU (12-10, 7-6) a 74-73 lead. Deric Hill stole the ball off R.J. McCray on the ensuing possession and made both free throws for the final score.

Smith hit four of the Panther's eight 3-pointers.

Amos Olatayo set career-highs for the second consecutive game with 30 points and 12 field goals in 18 attempts for the Warhawks (3-15, 2-10). The junior is averaging 25.3 points over his last three games. Trent Mackey added 21 points, including 5-of-8 3-point shooting.

Louisiana-Monroe knocked down 58 percent (29 of 50) from the floor.

FIU had 18 steals, including six by Hill, and turned 24 Louisiana-Monroe turnovers into 33 points.

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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F405-91-4915111
T. Mackey, G407-112-231221
A. Olatayo, G4012-185-681330
R. McCray, G342-60-03305
M. Hansberry, G21-10-00012
M. Brown, F242-20-03054
K. Koszuta, G120-30-01030
T. Lindsey, F80-00-00020
Total 29-508-1231201773
 58.0%66.7% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
J. Frink, F295-63-462113
T. Murphy, F256-82-321414
M. Smith, G355-133-323117
D. Hill, G321-53-41226
M. Porcher Jimenez, G234-111-241010
T. Akomolafe, F212-40-04115
C. Bell, G142-51-11205
I. Jurkovic, C81-20-00112
J. Ferrales, G70-01-21111
G. Belardo, G61-20-00103
Total 27-5614-1923151176
 48.2%73.7% 
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Georgia St.15-525-1053
Ga. Southern14-622-9113
UL-Monroe14-624-14132
UL Lafayette13-722-14143
UT-Arlington10-1016-15185
App. St.9-1112-17250
S. Alabama9-1112-21275
UALR8-1213-18276
Texas St.7-1314-17236
Arkansas St.6-1411-18277
Troy5-1510-19313

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech15-327-958
Old Dominion13-527-846
UTEP13-522-1178
Western Ky.12-620-12117
UAB12-620-16129
Middle Tenn.9-919-17139
FIU8-1016-17217
UT-San Antonio8-1014-16237
North Texas8-1014-17224
Rice8-1012-20248
Charlotte7-1114-18211
Marshall7-1111-21296
So. Miss4-149-20283
FAU2-169-20303
 
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SHU 59
SYR 55 Final
PITT 65
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MIZZ 91
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FSU 60
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AF 70
BRAD 58 Final
CREI 75
RI 68 Final
BUTL 75
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KAN 80
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NCST 78
WICH 52 Final
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ORE 54 Final
CAL 58
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OKLA 50
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NEB 56
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MICH 73 Final
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ARIZ 79 Final
WSU 65
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USD 63