Scores

Final

Arkansas State 61

(4-2, 0-1 Sun Belt)

FIU 80

(2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

7:30 PM ET, November 29, 2012

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
ARST 26 3561
FIU 33 4780

Top Performers

Arkansas State: B. Peterson 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Florida International: T. Murphy 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

FIU 80, Arkansas St. 61

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy scored 22 points, grabbed five boards and recorded two steals and Florida International snapped Arkansas State's four-game winning streak, beating the Red Wolves 80-61 Thursday in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

Malik Smith, who entered the contest as the Panthers' (2-2) leading scorer on the season at 17.7 points per game, finished with 11 and Jerome Fink and Juan Ferrales added 10 apiece.

FIU, which leads the Sun Belt in free-throw percentage (74.3) and ranks second in 3-point percentage (36.8), hit 8 of 11 free throws and 8 of 15 3-pointers in the win.

The Panthers took a 33-26 advantage into the break and never led by less than 10 in the second half. Smith 3-pointer with 3:43 left to play put FIU ahead 75-54.

Ed Townsel led Arkansas State (4-2) with 13 points and has hit double figures in all six games this season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
FIU
Points 61 80
FG Made-Attempted 23-63 (.365) 32-53 (.604)
3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 8-15 (.533)
FT Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-11 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 22

2012-13 Season

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