Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 66

(19-4, 11-1 Sun Belt)

FIU 64

(11-10, 6-6 Sun Belt)

7:40 PM ET, January 31, 2013

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
MTU 19 4766
FIU 36 2864

Top Performers

Middle Tennessee: R. Cintron 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

Florida International: T. Murphy 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl

Middle Tennessee 66, FIU 64

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Raymond Cintron scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Shawn Jones hit a jumper with 1 second left to help Middle Tennessee turn a 17-point halftime deficit into a 66-64 win over Sun Belt Conference rival Florida International on Thursday night.

Cintron made 5 of 9 shots, including four from deep, and Marcos Knight chipped in 10 for Middle Tennessee (19-4, 11-1), which trailed 36-19 at the break after a 7-of-26 first-half shooting performance.

Middle Tennessee trimmed the deficit to 58-51 with 4:43 remaining before Cintron hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Knight converted two free throws to tie it 59-59.

Teams alternated buckets until Tymell Murphy of FIU (11-10, 6-6) tied it at 64-all with 26 seconds left to play.

Jones grabbed the offensive board after Knight missed a jumper with 5 seconds left, missed a layup, then grabbed his own rebound before hitting the game-winner.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MTU
FIU
Points 66 64
FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 23-54 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 9-20 (.450)
FT Made-Attempted 10-20 (.500) 9-15 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 17

2012-13 Season

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Dec 29, 2012 @MTU 69, FIU 52Recap
» Jan 31, 2013 MTU 66, @FIU 64Recap
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