Scores

Final

UAB 73

(14-8, 3-5 C-USA)

FIU 78

(12-11, 4-4 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, February 6, 2014

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    UAB 32 4173
    FIU 27 5178

    Top Performers

    UAB: C. Frazier 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Florida Int'L: R. Buckles 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 5 Blk

    Buckles leads FIU over UAB 78-73

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Rakeem Buckles had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to lead Florida International past UAB, 78-73 Thursday night.

    FIU snapped a two-game losing skid while winning its third straight at home. Buckles had his 10th double-double of the season.

    Down 60-56 with about 5 minutes to play, Buckles' tip sparked a 13-2 run to give the Panthers a 69-62 lead with 2:24 remaining. C.J. Washington hit a 3-poointer to pull UAB to 69-65. Jerome Fink and Tymell Murphy both scored, and FIU made five of six free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

    Murphy scored 16 points for FIU (12-11, 4-4 Conference USA), while Dennis Mavin added 14 for the second game in a row. Fink finished with 13 points.

    Chad Frazier scored 23 points and had five assists to lead UAB (14-8, 3-5 Conference USA). Washington scored 19 points, and Fahro Alihodzic added 10.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UAB
    FIU
    Points 73 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-62 (.419) 27-55 (.491)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-17 (.176) 7-14 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-23 (.783) 17-26 (.654)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

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