Scores

Final

FIU 82

(3-3, 1-1 Sun Belt)

Stetson 79

(2-6, 2-3 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 9, 2012

Edmunds Center, Deland, Florida

1 2 T
FIU 36 4682
STET 31 4879

Top Performers

Florida International: M. Smith 29 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

Stetson: C. Perez 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

FIU 82, Stetson 79

Associated Press

DELAND, Fla. -- Malik Smith scored a career-high 29 points, including eight in the final 37 seconds, to lead Florida International to an 82-79 nonconference victory over Stetson on Sunday.

A 3-pointer by Smith broke a 65-65 tie with 5:53 remaining, and Gaby Belardo's free throw gave FIU (3-3) a four-point lead. The Hatters (2-6) tied it on four free throws by Chris Perez, who finished with 22 points.

A three-point play by Tymell Murphy gave FIU a 72-69 lead with 1:51 left. Murphy finished with 11 points and nine assists.

Another trey by Smith made it 77-72 at the 37-second mark, and he added five free throws the rest of the way to offset Stetson's four points by Perez and three by Willie Smith.

Belardo and Juan Ferrales scored 12 points each for FIU.

Adam Pegg added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hatters.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
STET
Points 82 79
FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 29-57 (.509)
3P Made-Attempted 10-25 (.400) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 22-32 (.688) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 5

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