Scores

Final

UL Monroe 54

(2-15, 1-3 Sun Belt)

FIU 50

(4-11, 1-2 Sun Belt)

7:30 PM ET, January 7, 2012

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
ULM 31 2354
FIU 21 2950

Top Performers

Louisiana-Monroe: T. Mackey 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Florida International: D. Ferguson 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Louisiana-Monroe 54, FIU 50

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Fred Brown scored 16 points, including three 3-pointers and three foul shots in the waning seconds, as Louisiana-Monroe held off Florida International 54-50 on Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference game.

The Warhawks (2-15, 1-3), who got no points from their bench, led 31-21 at halftime and by as much as 13 points in the second half before FIU (4-11, 1-2) mounted a comeback. The Golden Panthers pulled within three points with less than 2 minutes left.

Dominique Ferguson, who scored 12 points, dunked with 8 seconds left to bring FIU within 51-50. Brown made just one of two foul shots, but FIU's Deric Hill committed a turnover. Brown then sank two free throws with 2 seconds remaining to clinch the win.

Phil Taylor led FIU with 19 points, including four treys. But the Golden Panthers managed just one more 3-pointer. Louisiana-Monroe's nine 3-pointers proved decisive.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
FIU
Points 54 50
FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 19-58 (.328)
3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 5-16 (.313)
FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 7-11 (.636)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 13 4

2011-12 Season

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