Scores

Final

FIU 80

(11-8, 6-4 Sun Belt)

LA-Lafayette 75

(7-15, 3-8 Sun Belt)

    8:00 PM ET, January 24, 2013

    Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    FIU 36 4480
    ULL 33 4275

    Top Performers

    Florida International: T. Murphy 16 Pts, 16 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UL Lafayette: E. Payton 22 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    FIU 80, Louisiana-Lafayette 75

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- Jerome Frink scored 20 points and Tymell Murphy added 16 points and 16 rebounds as Florida International held off Louisiana-Lafayette 80-75 Thursday night in Sun Belt Conference action to win its third straight game.

    The Panthers, who also defeated the Ragin' Cajuns 75-70 on Jan. 5, won back-to-back games in the series for the first time since 1998-99.

    Tied at 72, Frink scored on a layup with 1:43 left, then Cameron Bell and Frink each made a pair of free throws to give the Panthers (11-8, 6-4) a 78-72 lead with 19 seconds remaining.

    After Alan-Michael Thompson knocked down a trey with 11 seconds to go, Deric Hill answered with two FIU foul shots and Thompson missed a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left.

    Thompson and Elfrid Payton scored 22 points apiece for Louisiana-Lafayette, which has lost six of its past seven games. Shawn Long added 21 points and 14 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    ULL
    Points 80 75
    FG Made-Attempted 28-65 (.431) 27-58 (.466)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 12-32 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 6

    2012-13 Season

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