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 Int'L: T. Murphy 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    UL 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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