Scores

Final

FGCU 61

(4-4, 1-3 away)

FIU 72

(8-4, 6-2 home)

4:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

1 2 T
FGCU 26 3561
FIU 30 4272

Top Performers

Florida Gulf Coast: C. Fieler 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Florida International: T. Murphy 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 3 Blk

FIU defeats Florida Gulf Coast 72-61

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy scored 10 of his game-high 23 points during a 16-5 second half run to end the game and give Florida International a 72-61 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday.

Murphy was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line. Rakeem Buckles scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead FIU (8-4). Buckles earned his sixth double-double and the ninth of his career. Dennis Mavin also scored in double figures for the Golden Panthers, shooting 7 of 15 from the floor on his way to 19 points.

Brett Comer and Chase Fieler each scored 14 points, and Bernard Thompson added 10 to lead Florida Gulf Coast (4-4). Jamail Jones added 9 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. After a Nick Hicks layup with 7:45 remaining, the Eagles shot just 2 of 12 from the floor the rest of the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FGCU
FIU
Points 61 72
FG Made-Attempted 27-60 (.450) 23-51 (.451)
3P Made-Attempted 2-14 (.143) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 22-25 (.880)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 13 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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