Scores

Final

FIU 82

(6-2, 2-1 away)

Bethune-Cookman 67

(2-3, 2-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 21, 2013

    Moore Gym, Daytona Beach, Florida

    1 2 T
    FIU 41 4182
    COOK 29 3867

    Top Performers

    Florida International: T. Murphy 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Blk

    Bethune-Cookman: M. Jackson 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida International tops Bethune-Cookman 82-67

    Associated Press

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Tymell Murphy scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, leading Florida International to an 82-67 win over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday night.

    Bethune-Cookman (2-3) fell behind early as Florida International (6-2) opened the game on a 10-2 run. The Wildcats closed the gap to 30-27 with 3:37 left in the first half on Malik Jackson's layup, but Florida International finished the half on a 11-2 run, capped by Murphy's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

    The Wildcats' cut the deficit to five points early in the second half, but Florida International's Marco Porcher Jimenez responded with a 3-pointer and the Golden Panthers led by double digits down the stretch.

    Rakeem Buckles scored 17 points and had 15 rebounds for the Golden Panthers. Porcher Jimenez had 14 and Jason Boswell added 13.

    Daquan Brown and Ricky Johnson each scored 12 to lead Bethune-Cookman. Jackson added 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    COOK
    Points 82 67
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 23-61 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 31-39 (.795) 14-22 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 25 (0/0)

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