Scores

Final

E Kentucky 83

(1-0, 1-0 away)

FIU 61

(0-1, 0-1 home)

5:00 PM ET, November 8, 2013

KSU Convocation Center, Kennesaw, Georgia

1 2 T
EKY 45 3883
FIU 24 3761

Top Performers

Eastern Kentucky: G. Cosey 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

Florida International: T. Murphy 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

Eastern Kentucky beats FIU 83-61

Associated Press

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Glenn Cosey led four players in double figures with 17 points, and Eastern Kentucky cruised to an 83-61 victory over Florida International on Friday in the Kennesaw State Invitational.

Eastern Kentucky hit five of six 3-pointers to take an early 20-12 lead and pushed it to 45-24 at the half. FIU went on a 15-4 run to cut it to 57-44 with 11:45 remaining, but FIU only made one field goal in the final three minutes.

The Colonels forced 14 turnovers, 10 from steals, and held FIU to 20-for-57 shooting.

The loss spoiled the head coaching debut of Anthony Evans for the Panthers. Last year's leading scorer, Tymell Murphy (14.6), finished with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting. He ranked 16th nationally in FG percentage a year ago. FIU has 11 newcomers and is now a member of the Conference USA.

Eastern Kentucky won a school-record 25 games last season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EKY
FIU
Points 83 61
FG Made-Attempted 26-53 (.491) 20-57 (.351)
3P Made-Attempted 9-24 (.375) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 22-30 (.733) 17-35 (.486)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 22 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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