Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 70

(6-11, 2-4 Sun Belt)

FIU 75

(6-7, 2-3 Sun Belt)

    7:30 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    ULL 31 3970
    FIU 40 3575

    Top Performers

    UL Lafayette: E. Payton 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 10 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Florida International: T. Murphy 28 Pts, 15 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk

    FIU 75, Louisiana-Lafayette 70

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy recorded a career-high 28 points and 15 rebounds, and Marco Porcher Jimenez converted late free throws to lift Florida International over Louisiana-Lafayette 75-70 Saturday night in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.

    Jimenez finished with 10 points for FIU (6-7, 2-3).

    Tied at 64, FIU took the lead 67-64 behind Malik Smith's 3-pointer with 1:30 left to play. Murphy then converted a three-point play with 42 seconds left to give the Golden Panthers the lead, 70-64.

    After Steven Wronkoski made a free throw to cut the deficit to three, 73-70 with 17 seconds remaining, Wronkoski then fouled Jimenez. Jimenez made both free throws, and the Ragin' Cajuns turned the ball over on their last possession to seal the victory for FIU.

    Jerome Frink grabbed 12 boards to help FIU dominate inside, outrebounding Louisiana-Lafayette 48-37, while outscoring them inside 34-18.

    Bryant Mbamalu led Louisiana-Lafayette with 23 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ULL
    FIU
    Points 70 75
    FG Made-Attempted 23-60 (.383) 25-60 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-30 (.400) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-22 (.545) 21-38 (.553)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 10

    2012-13 Season

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    Research Notes

    Tymell Murphy of Florida International had 28 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks in the Golden Panthers' win Saturday. No player had reached all three of those levels in the same game since Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn did it in January of 2011. Murphy's teammate Jerome Frink went 3 for 14 from the foul line. Frink had missed just 15 free throws in his first 12 games of the season and was 9 for 9 from the line in his season debut. He's the second player this season to miss 11 free throws in a game; Marshall's DeAndre Kane posted an identical 3-for-14 mark in November.

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