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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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Scoreboard
Louisiana-Monroe (3-15)294473
Florida International (12-10) «354176
 
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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Georgia St.17-125-9
Western Ky.12-620-12
UL-Lafayette11-723-12
Arkansas St.10-819-13
UALR9-915-17
UT-Arlington9-915-17
UL-Monroe7-119-17
Troy6-1211-20
S. Alabama5-1311-20
Texas St.4-148-23

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
So. Miss13-329-7
La. Tech13-329-8
Middle Tenn.13-324-9
Tulsa13-321-13
UTEP12-423-11
Old Dominion9-718-18
Tulane8-817-17
UAB7-918-13
Charlotte7-917-14
FIU7-915-16
North Texas6-1016-16
E. Carolina5-1117-17
FAU5-1110-22
Marshall4-1211-22
UT-San Antonio4-128-22
Rice2-147-23
 
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