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Western Kentucky vs Florida International

FIU 87, W. Kentucky 82

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MIAMI (AP) - Jerome Frink and Tymell Murphy scored 20 points apiece to lead Florida International past Western Kentucky 87-82 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference play.

Malik Smith went 3 of 4 from behind the arc and finished with 17 points for Florida international (14-12, 9-8).

On top 42-38 at halftime, Florida International started the second half on a 9-3 run, capped by Deric Hill's 3-pointer with 17:03 remaining to go ahead 51-41.

Western Kentucky (13-14, 7-9) trailed by as many as 15 points after intermission.

T.J. Price's 3-pointer with 23 seconds left cut the Hilltoppers' deficit to four, 84-80, but the Panthers made 3 of 4 free throws to seal the victory.

Florida International shot 52.2 percent (12 of 23) in the second half while Western Kentucky shot 43.3 percent (13 of 30).

Price led the Hilltoppers with game-highs of 22 points and six assists, but also had five turnovers.

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers
G. Fant, F305-87-1160417
O. Akamune, F90-10-02120
T. Price, G387-172-236222
J. Crook, G297-114-843418
C. Dickerson, G270-30-05120
K. Kaspar222-41-22416
A. Rostov191-16-62148
T. Akol173-54-431211
B. Harris90-00-02320
Totals 25-5024-3333202382
 50%72.7% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
J. Frink, F327-125-641420
T. Murphy, F287-105-763520
I. Jurkovic, C172-30-00044
M. Smith, G355-94-440417
D. Hill, G222-42-42437
T. Akomolafe253-31-21139
C. Bell171-28-1011410
M. Porcher Jimenez120-20-00000
J. Ferrales110-20-00120
J. De La Rosa10-00-00000
Totals 27-4725-3322112987
 57.4%75.8% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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So. Miss0-03-1251
Charlotte0-03-212
FIU0-03-2310
Marshall0-03-2113
UT-San Antonio0-02-2327
Western Ky.0-02-3323
UAB0-02-4285
FAU0-01-3314
Rice0-01-3286
 
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