Scores

Final

Florida A&M 72

(4-10, 1-0 MEAC)

FIU 88

(5-7, 1-3 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2013

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    FAMU 37 3572
    FIU 44 4488

    Top Performers

    Florida A&M: J. Bradshaw 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida International: T. Murphy 24 Pts, 20 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    FIU 88, Florida A&,M 72

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy finished with a huge double-double, career-highs with 24 points and 20 rebounds as Florida International pulled away in the second half to beat Florida A&M 88-72 Wednesday night in nonconference play.

    Malik Smith added 23 points and Jerome Frink scored six points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for FIU (5-7).

    Ahead by two, 61-59 with 7:59 to play, Smith's 3-pointer capped a 20-6 run that pushed FIU's lead to 16, 81-65 with just 1:53 remaining. Smith led FIU with 13 points in the second half.

    The Panthers dominated inside, outscoring the Rattlers 43-24 in the paint.

    FIU also scored 34 points on 25 Florida A&M turnovers.

    Murphy had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the first period as FIU led at halftime 44-37.

    Reggie Lewis and Jomari Bradshaw scored 15 points apiece to lead the Rattlers (4-10).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FAMU
    FIU
    Points 72 88
    FG Made-Attempted 25-69 (.362) 31-77 (.403)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-32 (.344) 10-29 (.345)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-18 (.611) 16-21 (.762)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 19

    2012-13 Season

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    Research Notes

    Tymell Murphy of FIU had 24 points and 20 rebounds, joining Jerrelle Benimon of Towson as the only two players this season to have a 20-point, 20-rebound game.

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