Scores

Final

UL Monroe 73

(3-15, 2-10 Sun Belt)

FIU 76

(12-10, 7-6 Sun Belt)

    7:50 PM ET, February 2, 2013

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    ULM 29 4473
    FIU 35 4176

    Top Performers

    UL Monroe: A. Olatayo 30 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Florida International: J. Frink 13 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    FIU 76, Louisiana-Monroe 73

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Malik Smith scored 17 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 19 seconds left, as Florida International snapped a two-game skid and handed Louisiana-Monroe its seventh straight defeat in a 76-73 Sun Belt Conference decision Saturday night.

    Smith's three-point play gave FIU (12-10, 7-6) a 74-73 lead. Deric Hill stole the ball off R.J. McCray on the ensuing possession and made both free throws for the final score.

    Smith hit four of the Panther's eight 3-pointers.

    Amos Olatayo set career-highs for the second consecutive game with 30 points and 12 field goals in 18 attempts for the Warhawks (3-15, 2-10). The junior is averaging 25.3 points over his last three games. Trent Mackey added 21 points, including 5-of-8 3-point shooting.

    Louisiana-Monroe knocked down 58 percent (29 of 50) from the floor.

    FIU had 18 steals, including six by Hill, and turned 24 Louisiana-Monroe turnovers into 33 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULM
    FIU
    Points 73 76
    FG Made-Attempted 29-50 (.580) 27-56 (.482)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 6

    2012-13 Season

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