Scores

Final

Arkansas State 61

(4-2, 0-1 Sun Belt)

FIU 80

(2-2, 1-0 Sun Belt)

    7:30 PM ET, November 29, 2012

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    ARST 26 3561
    FIU 33 4780

    Top Performers

    Arkansas St: B. Peterson 10 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Int'L: T. Murphy 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    FIU 80, Arkansas St. 61

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy scored 22 points, grabbed five boards and recorded two steals and Florida International snapped Arkansas State's four-game winning streak, beating the Red Wolves 80-61 Thursday in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams.

    Malik Smith, who entered the contest as the Panthers' (2-2) leading scorer on the season at 17.7 points per game, finished with 11 and Jerome Fink and Juan Ferrales added 10 apiece.

    FIU, which leads the Sun Belt in free-throw percentage (74.3) and ranks second in 3-point percentage (36.8), hit 8 of 11 free throws and 8 of 15 3-pointers in the win.

    The Panthers took a 33-26 advantage into the break and never led by less than 10 in the second half. Smith 3-pointer with 3:43 left to play put FIU ahead 75-54.

    Ed Townsel led Arkansas State (4-2) with 13 points and has hit double figures in all six games this season.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARST
    FIU
    Points 61 80
    FG Made-Attempted 23-63 (.365) 32-53 (.604)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 8-15 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 8-11 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 22

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