Scores

Final

Troy 55

(7-12, 2-6 Sun Belt)

FIU 61

(10-8, 5-4 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 19, 2013

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    TROY 28 2755
    FIU 27 3461

    Top Performers

    Troy: E. Jones 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Florida International: M. Smith 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    FIU 61, Troy 55

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Malik Smith scored in double figures for the fifth straight game and Florida International topped Troy 61-55 Saturday night in Sun Belt Conference action.

    Smith netted 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 5 of 11 from 3-point range for the Panthers (10-8, 5-4). Tymell Murphy added 15 points and eight rebounds and Cameron Bell had 12 points.

    Emil Jones paced Troy (7-12, 2-6) with 18 points, making 8 of 11 free-throw attempts.

    The Trojans committed 12 turnovers to FIU's four, with five different players finishing with two giveaways.

    Troy led 28-27 at halftime, backed mostly by 41.7 percent shooting (5 of 12) from 3-point range in the first half. The long-range magic dried up in the second half, though, as the Trojans made just 1 of 9 3-point attempts.

    FIU used the intermission to fix its shooting woes, improving from 2 of 10 from 3 before intermission to 5 of 13 after.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TROY
    FIU
    Points 55 61
    FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 20-54 (.370)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 7-23 (.304)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 14-20 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

    2012-13 Season

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