Scores

Final

FIU 48

(4-5, 1-1 Sun Belt)

Texas Southern 45

(1-11, 1-3 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2012

    H&PE Arena, Houston, Texas

    1 2 T
    FIU 28 2048
    TXSO 23 2245

    Top Performers

    Florida Int'L: J. Frink 14 Pts, 6 Reb

    Texas Southern: M. Gibbs 7 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    FIU 48, Texas Southern 45

    Associated Press

    HOUSTON -- Jerome Frink scored 14 points and Marco Porcher Jimenez added 12 points to lead Florida International to a 48-45 win over Texas Southern on Saturday.

    Both teams struggled from the field -- the Golden Panthers (4-5) shot 36 percent while Texas Southern made only 29 percent of its shots.

    FIU scored the last 11 points of the first half to lead 28-22 at the break. The Golden Panthers maintained the lead throughout the second half though the Tigers had a chance to tie in the final minute. They missed a pair of 3-point attempts.

    Omar Strong led the Tigers (1-11) with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    TXSO
    Points 48 45
    FG Made-Attempted 18-50 (.360) 16-56 (.286)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 8-33 (.242)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 5-6 (.833)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 10

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