NCAA Men's Basketball

FIU Golden Panthers (13-19)


Sat. 2/20 Sat. 2/27 Thu. 3/3 Sat. 3/5 Wed. 3/9
@ Rice 
L 70-86
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@ FlaAtl 
W 71-63
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vs. UAB 
L 60-77
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vs. MiddTn 
L 58-61
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@ UTEP 
L 77-85
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UTEP beats FIU 85-77 to advance in CUSA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Lee Moore scored a career-high 29 points and sixth-seeded UTEP held off No. 11 seed FIU 85-77 on Wednesday night in a second-round game of the Conference USA tournament.

The Miners (19-13) face No. 3 Marshall (16-15) in a quarterfinal matchup on Thursday.

Earvin Morris Jr. scored 25 points and Dominic Artis added 11 for UTEP, which led 40-29 at halftime. Moore made 12 of 12 free throws and Morris was 9 for 9 as the Miners made 26 of 34 overall.

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Leaders
Points: D. McGill16.1
Rebounds: A. Diaz7.8
Assists: E. Nottage2.5
FG%: A. Diaz65.0%
FT%: D. McGill79.6%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: D. Draper1.0
Blocks: A. Diaz2.9
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
UAB 16-2 26-7
Middle Tennessee 13-5 25-10
Louisiana Tech 12-6 23-10
Old Dominion 12-6 25-13
Marshall 12-6 17-16
UTEP 10-8 19-14
Charlotte 9-9 14-19
Western Kentucky 8-10 18-16
FIU 7-11 13-19
Rice 7-11 12-20
North Texas 7-11 12-20
Southern Miss 5-13 8-21
Florida Atlantic 5-13 8-25
UTSA 3-15 5-27
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.2 (222)
Rebounds: 10.3 (211)
Assists: 12.2 (252)
FG%: 46.9% (39)
FT%: 66.4% (302)
3P%: 36.3% (100)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.1 (126)
Rebounds: 27.2 (46)
Assists: 12.9 (162)
FG%: 40.8% (44)
FT%: 68.4% (96)
3P%: 32.5% (68)