Scores

Final

FIU 67

(16-12, 11-8 Sun Belt)

UL Monroe 58

(4-21, 3-16 Sun Belt)

8:30 PM ET, February 28, 2013

Fant-Ewing Coliseum, Monroe, Louisiana

1 2 T
FIU 23 4467
ULM 30 2858

Top Performers

Florida International: T. Murphy 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Louisiana-Monroe: T. Mackey 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

FIU 67, Louisiana-Monroe 58

Associated Press

MONROE, La. -- Malik Smith scored 16 points, Tymell Murphy added 15 and Florida International scored 17 unanswered points in a late surge to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 67-58 Thursday night and win its third straight game.

The Panthers (16-12, 11-8 Sun Belt Conference), who had to rally in the last minute to defeat the Warhawks 76-73 on Feb. 2, trailed by 11 with 2:38 to go in the first half.

FIU then launched a 22-6 run spanning both halves and eventually grew its lead to 11.

Louisiana-Monroe came back to pull ahead 51-48 with 6:09 remaining. Still down by three with 5:33 left, the Panthers scored 17 straight points in the next 5 minutes, with six different players scoring.

FIU tallied 31 points off 21 Warhawks turnovers.

Jerome Frink added 13 points for the Panthers.

Trent Mackey scored 17 and Amos Olatayo 15 for Louisiana-Monroe (4-21, 3-16), which dropped its fourth straight game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
ULM
Points 67 58
FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 25-56 (.446)
3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 1-3 (.333)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 11

2012-13 Season

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