NCAA Basketball

FIU Golden Panthers (14-18)


Thu. 2/22 Sat. 2/24 Thu. 3/1 Sat. 3/3 Wed. 3/7
vs. NorTx 
W 69-68
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vs. Rice 
W 67-64
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@ Char 
W 89-83
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@ ODU 
L 53-79
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vs. SouMis 
L 68-69
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Southern Miss edges FIU 69-68 in 1st round of C-USA Tourney

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Cortez Edwards scored 29 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Southern Mississippi held on to edge Florida International 69-68 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.

No. 9 seed Southern Miss (15-17) now heads to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Middle Tennessee on Thursday.

The teams were tied at 55 with 2:51 to play when a Dominic Magee free throw gave Southern Miss the lead for good, and an Edwards layup followed by a D'Angelo Richardson 3-pointer, stretched it to 61-57 with 1:45 left. FIU stayed close and Brian Beard Jr. sank a 3-pointer as time expired for the final score.

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Leaders
Points: B. Beard Jr.16.4
Rebounds: E. Lockett6.5
Assists: B. Beard Jr.5.7
FG%: E. Lockett46.6%
FT%: E. Lockett71.7%
3P%: T. Jacob37.5%
Steals: B. Beard Jr.2.9
Blocks: O. Osaghae1.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Middle Tennessee 16-2 25-8
Old Dominion 15-3 25-7
Western Kentucky 14-4 27-11
Marshall 12-6 25-11
UTSA 11-7 20-15
UAB 10-8 20-13
North Texas 8-10 20-18
FIU 8-10 14-18
Louisiana Tech 7-11 17-16
Southern Miss 7-11 16-18
Florida Atlantic 6-12 12-19
UTEP 6-12 11-20
Rice 4-14 7-24
Charlotte 2-16 6-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.7 (253)
Rebounds: 10.0 (196)
Assists: 11.8 (300)
FG%: 42.6% (278)
FT%: 60.9% (350)
3P%: 32.2% (315)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.2 (146)
Rebounds: 26.0 (113)
Assists: 13.5 (187)
FG%: 43.4% (146)
FT%: 68.4% (27)
3P%: 33.9% (125)
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