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Florida International vs Rice

Murphy's strong 2nd half leads FIU over Rice 71-60


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HOUSTON (AP) Tymell Murphy had 22 points and 15 rebounds and Florida International defeated Rice 71-60 in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Murphy scored his first basket just before halftime to put FIU ahead 33-32 at the break. With the score tied at 46-46 and just over 10 minutes to play, Murphy accounted for 20 of FIU's next 21 points. He capped his scoring tear on a jumper that put the Panthers up 67-60 with 1:10 to play.

During the closing stretch, Murphy shot 8 of 9 from the field, converted two three-point plays, grabbed five rebounds and had one block.

Dennis Mavin added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers (9-7).

Austin Ramljak led Rice (5-9) with 14 points. The Owls kept pace with Murphy's one-man show as late as Max Guercy's 3-pointer which put them ahead 56-55 with 6:43 left.

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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La. Tech0-08-3227
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Charlotte0-06-544
FIU0-06-6126
So. Miss0-05-5316
Western Ky.0-05-5122
UT-San Antonio0-04-5268
Marshall0-04-7275
UAB0-04-7309
Rice0-03-6350
 
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