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Florida International vs Louisiana-Monroe

FIU 67, Louisiana-Monroe 58

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Malik Smith scored 16 points, Tymell Murphy added 15 and Florida International scored 17 unanswered points in a late surge to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 67-58 Thursday night and win its third straight game.

The Panthers (16-12, 11-8 Sun Belt Conference), who had to rally in the last minute to defeat the Warhawks 76-73 on Feb. 2, trailed by 11 with 2:38 to go in the first half.

FIU then launched a 22-6 run spanning both halves and eventually grew its lead to 11.

Louisiana-Monroe came back to pull ahead 51-48 with 6:09 remaining. Still down by three with 5:33 left, the Panthers scored 17 straight points in the next 5 minutes, with six different players scoring.

FIU tallied 31 points off 21 Warhawks turnovers.

Jerome Frink added 13 points for the Panthers.

Trent Mackey scored 17 and Amos Olatayo 15 for Louisiana-Monroe (4-21, 3-16), which dropped its fourth straight game.

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Florida International Golden Panthers
J. Frink, F386-91-361113
I. Jurkovic, C70-00-01010
D. Hill, G391-55-62428
M. Smith, G346-141-211016
C. Bell, G263-72-27428
T. Murphy257-101-222115
T. Akomolafe151-22-43235
M. Porcher Jimenez110-12-20102
J. Ferrales50-10-01000
J. De La Rosa00-00-00010
Totals 24-4914-2126151167
 49%66.7% 
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
J. James, F383-100-09716
M. Brown, F171-40-28122
T. Mackey, G397-100-043317
R. McCray, G313-70-03117
A. Olatayo, G257-131-140215
K. Koszuta283-70-01259
T. Lindsey211-50-01452
T. Birchett10-00-00000
Totals 25-561-332181958
 44.6%33.3% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-09-116
La. Tech0-08-3224
FAU0-05-3146
Charlotte0-06-442
UTEP0-06-445
North Texas0-05-4216
So. Miss0-05-4313
Western Ky.0-05-4135
FIU0-06-5124
Middle Tenn.0-06-5179
UT-San Antonio0-04-4306
Marshall0-04-6245
UAB0-04-7297
Rice0-03-6349

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Ga. Southern0-06-2121
Georgia St.0-06-349
Texas St.0-05-3201
UL Lafayette0-06-4271
UL-Monroe0-06-4294
UT-Arlington0-05-4105
Troy0-04-4344
UALR0-04-4314
Arkansas St.0-03-4291
App. St.0-03-5218
S. Alabama0-02-6332
 
Other games
OHST 63 Final
NW 53
UTST 61 Final
LT 84
DUKE 68 Final
UVA 73
GONZ 70 Final
BYU 65
ORST 75 Final
ORE 85