Scores

Final

North Texas 64

(7-12, 2-6 Sun Belt)

FIU 70

(9-8, 4-4 Sun Belt)

7:50 PM ET, January 17, 2013

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
UNT 24 4064
FIU 36 3470

Top Performers

North Texas: R. Franklin 29 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Florida International: T. Murphy 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

FIU 70, North Texas 64

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy scored 22 points as Florida International held North Texas' leading scorer without a point in a 70-64 win Thursday night.

Murphy was 11-of-16 shooting as the rest of FIU's starters hit just 27 percent (10 of 27). Malik Smith hit just 3 of 12 from the field but drained 8 of 10 free throws to finish with 17 points for the Golden Panthers (9-8, 4-4 Sun Belt Conference).

FIU keyed in on North Texas' Tony Mitchell, who entered averaging 14.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, but was held scoreless on 0-for-3 shooting and grabbed just two boards in 32 minutes.

The sophomore did block four shots, giving him 121 for his career and moving him ahead of Jeffrey Simpson for the school record.

Roger Franklin, who entered averaging 9.1 points per game, scored a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting for North Texas (7-12, 2-6).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
FIU
Points 64 70
FG Made-Attempted 21-43 (.488) 26-64 (.406)
3P Made-Attempted 3-7 (.429) 7-23 (.304)
FT Made-Attempted 19-25 (.760) 11-16 (.688)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 12

2012-13 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 17, 2013 @FIU 70, UNT 64Recap
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