Bethune-Cookman vs Florida International

FIU 74, Bethune-Cookman 72

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MIAMI (AP) - Tymell Murphy had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Florida International hold off Bethune-Cookman 74-72 after letting most of a double-digit lead slip away Monday.

Bethune-Cookman trimmed what once had been a 12-point deficit to two on Ricky Johnson's layup with 17 seconds remaining. The Wildcats (5-10) had a chance to win it after forcing an FIU turnover, however Kevin Dukes' 3-pointer bounced off the rim.

Malik Smith scored 17 and Jerome Frink had 11 points and 11 rebounds for FIU (7-7), which led 58-46 with just over 10 minutes to go.

Bethune-Cookman closed to within one point on three occasions, the last at 69-68 on a pair of free throws by Javoris Bryant. Each time, FIU answered with a basket of its own.

Adrien Coleman led Bethune-Cookman with 20 points.

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Bethune-Cookman (5-11)324072
Florida International (7-7) «353974

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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
A. Coleman, F388-164-773420
A. Smith, F231-30-05332
R. Johnson, G302-33-63237
M. Jackson, G132-60-04015
B. Stewart, G90-20-01000
K. Dukes335-121-243015
J. Bryant254-76-652414
P. Scotland191-94-43127
M. Mack101-40-01112
Totals 24-6218-2536151872
 38.7%72% 
Florida International Golden Panthers
T. Murphy, F329-132-3102120
J. Frink, F315-131-3111411
T. Akomolafe, F282-51-25145
M. Smith, G284-104-411315
G. Belardo, G140-10-01100
D. Hill250-10-08840
M. Porcher Jimenez151-45-62017
J. Ferrales143-61-22029
C. Bell92-43-42107
I. Jurkovic40-00-00000
Totals 26-5717-2442151974
 45.6%70.8% 
MEAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N.C. Central13-325-9202
Norfolk St.12-417-17242
Morgan St.11-514-16326
Hampton11-514-17284
Savannah St.10-613-16279
Md.-E. Shore9-714-20278
S.C. State7-911-20302
Delaware St.7-910-22332
Coppin St.7-98-24336
Beth.-Cook.6-1010-22346
Howard5-1110-24338
Florida A&M5-117-23349
N.C. A&T1-153-29350

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
Other games
ND 66 Final
CINCY 60
IND 74 Final
PSU 51