NCAA Basketball

FIU Golden Panthers (7-24)


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@ LaTech 
L 61-77
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vs. UTSA 
L 67-69
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vs. UTEP 
L 76-90
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@ MiddTn 
L 67-70
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@ UAB 
W 68-56
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FIU cruises past UAB 68-56 in season finale

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Michael Kessens and Eric Lockett scored 14 points apiece and Florida International cruised past UAB 68-56 in a regular season finale for both teams on Saturday night.

Anthony Boswell added 11 points for the Golden Panthers (7-24, 3-15 C-USA). The win snaps a five-game slide.

FIU averaged 47 percent shooting from the floor compared to 32 percent for UAB. Each team made 25 attempts from 3-point range. FIU made eight of them (32 percent) while UAB made just four (16 percent).

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Leaders
Points: D. McGill18.3
Rebounds: M. Kessens9.0
Assists: E. Nottage3.3
FG%: D. McGill44.1%
FT%: D. McGill92.9%
3P%: E. Stephen39.0%
Steals: D. McGill1.4
Blocks: C. Smith0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 North Carolina31-7
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga36-1
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 UCLA31-5
7 Duke28-9
8 North Carolina31-7
9 Oregon33-5
10 Louisville25-9
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Middle Tennessee 17-1 31-5
Louisiana Tech 14-4 23-10
Old Dominion 12-6 19-12
UTEP 12-6 15-17
Rice 11-7 23-12
Marshall 10-8 20-15
UAB 9-9 17-16
Western Kentucky 9-9 15-17
UTSA 8-10 14-19
Charlotte 7-11 13-17
Florida Atlantic 6-12 10-20
Southern Miss 6-12 9-22
FIU 3-15 7-24
North Texas 2-16 8-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 70.3 (242)
Rebounds: 10.2 (191)
Assists: 11.1 (317)
FG%: 45.4% (119)
FT%: 75.0% (38)
3P%: 33.2% (264)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 73.6 (216)
Rebounds: 23.8 (279)
Assists: 13.7 (213)
FG%: 46.5% (304)
FT%: 72.6% (293)
3P%: 35.4% (208)
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