Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 72

(5-11, 0-1 MEAC)

FIU 74

(7-7, 2-3 Sun Belt)

1:00 PM ET, January 7, 2013

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
COOK 32 4072
FIU 35 3974

Top Performers

Bethune-Cookman: A. Coleman 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Florida International: T. Murphy 20 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

FIU 74, Bethune-Cookman 72

Associated Press

MIAMI -- 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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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
FIU
Points 72 74
FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 26-57 (.456)
3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 18-25 (.720) 17-24 (.708)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 12

2012-13 Season

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