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FIU 57

(15-18, 6-10 C-USA)

(22) Middle Tennessee 64

(28-4, 15-1 C-USA)

    11:00 AM ET, March 14, 2014

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

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    FIU 25 3257
    #22MTU 32 3264

    Top Performers

    Florida Int'l: J. Coley 19 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Middle Tennessee: E. Rowe 25 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    No. 22 Middle Tennessee women top FIU 64-57

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Ebony Rowe scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Olivia Jones had a double-double as No. 22 Middle Tennessee turned back 13th-seeded Florida International 64-57 in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament on Friday.

    Jones had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the top-seeded Blue Raiders (28-4), who face second-seeded Southern Mississippi for the championship Saturday.

    Rowe had five points as Middle Tennessee scored the last six points of the first half for a 32-25 lead. Her basket 4 minutes into the second half made it 40-30. The Golden Panthers (15-18), playing their fourth game in four days, hung around until China Dow and Rowe scored four points each in an 8-0 burst that made it 56-43 with 5:37 left.

    FIU, despite shooting 29 percent, was still within striking distance until MTSU made 6 of 8 free throws in the last minute.

    Jerica Coley had 19 points and 12 rebounds for FIU.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    MTU
    Points 57 64
    FG Made-Attempted 18-62 (.290) 22-54 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-25 (.200) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 16-29 (.552)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    FIU
    MTU
    PointsJ. Coley 19E. Rowe 25
    ReboundsJ. Coley 12E. Rowe 14
    AssistsA. Durant 5S. Cason 3
    StealsJ. Coley 2C. Warden 3

    2013-14 Season

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