Scores

Final

FIU 51

(9-8, 1-1 C-USA)

Louisiana Tech 85

(14-3, 2-0 C-USA)

    8:30 PM ET, January 11, 2014

    Thomas Assembly Center, Ruston, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    FIU 24 2751
    LT 42 4385

    Top Performers

    Florida International: T. Murphy 13 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Louisiana Tech: J. Johnson 18 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    FIU crushed by Louisiana Tech 85-51

    Associated Press

    RUSTON, La. -- Jaron Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Louisiana Tech crushed FIU 85-51 on Saturday night.

    Louisiana Tech (14-3, 2-0 Conference USA) led 42-24 at intermission, mostly due to the Bulldogs 19 trips to the foul line while FIU attempted just seven.

    FIU (9-8, 1-1) also lost the rebounding battle, allowing Louisiana Tech 11 first half offensive rebounds and grabbing only five on their end. The Bulldogs entered the game ranked 12th in Division I rebounding, averaging 41.6 per game.

    Things got worse for FIU in the second frame as Tech inched further ahead and led 62-35 midway through when Jaron Johnson dunked the ball on a feed by Kenneth Smith. It was Johnsons third inside the paint basket in just over a minute.

    FIU had no answer for Tech's dominance inside and suffered a 34 point loss.

    Tymell Murphy led FIU with 13 points and nine rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    LT
    Points 51 85
    FG Made-Attempted 18-51 (.353) 28-67 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-9 (.222) 7-24 (.292)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 22-36 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 18 (0/0)

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