Scores

Final

Middle Tennessee 70

(17-7, 7-2 C-USA)

FIU 68

(12-12, 4-5 C-USA)

    2:00 PM ET, February 8, 2014

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    MTU 39 3170
    FIU 30 3868

    Top Performers

    Middle Tennessee: N. Hunter 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida International: J. Frink 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Middle Tennessee holds off FIU 70-68

    Associated Press

    MIAMI -- Jaqawn Raymond scored just two points Saturday, but it was the game-winning basket as Middle Tennessee beat Florida International University 70-68.

    Neiko Hunter scored 25, Shawn Jones 23, and Middle Tennessee (17-7, 7-2 Conference USA) out-rebounded the Golden Panthers 34-25.

    The lead flip-flopped seven times until Jones put Middle Tennessee up 17-16 with a free throw, kicking off a 10-2 run, and Middle Tennessee led 39-30 at halftime.

    FIU clawed back, tying the game at 51 on a 3-pointer by Rakeem Buckles, then tied it again at 68 on free throws by Jerome Frink with 1:31 to play. Raymond came off the Middle Tennessee bench and scored a layup for a 70-68 lead with 30 seconds to play. FIU's Cody Mann missed a 3-pointer and time expired.

    Frink led FIU (12-12, 4-5) with 18, Dannis Mavin had 15, Buckles 12, and Tymell Murphy 11.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MTU
    FIU
    Points 70 68
    FG Made-Attempted 28-57 (.491) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-12 (.167) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 11-18 (.611)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 12 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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