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% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.14-124-432
La. Tech12-320-8122
Old Dominion9-516-10134
UTEP9-511-15258
Rice8-618-9183
Marshall8-615-12126
UAB8-715-13178
Western Ky.7-713-14218
UT-San Antonio6-811-16300
Charlotte5-911-14233
FAU5-99-16288
So. Miss5-108-19336
North Texas2-128-18332
FIU2-126-21340

Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UT-Arlington11-321-634
Arkansas St.10-419-878
Georgia St.10-517-10127
Ga. Southern10-517-11124
Coast. Car.9-614-14142
Texas St.8-615-11210
Troy8-616-12194
UL Lafayette6-816-11150
S. Alabama6-813-14220
Little Rock4-1013-14245
App. St.3-128-18264
UL-Monroe1-137-20315
 
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