Florida International beats Ark.-Little Rock 96-81

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MIAMI (AP)—Marvin Roberts scored 28 points to lead Florida International to a 96-81 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday night.

The Golden Panthers (7-16, 4-6 Sun Belt Conference) never trailed after a 7-0 run for a 65-59 lead with 7:50 left in the second half.

The Trojans (5-15, 1-8) cut Florida International’s lead to 74-69 on Alex Garcia-Mendoza’s two free throws with 4:21 left. Garcia-Mendoza led the Trojans with 20 points.

Roberts was 5-for-8 on 3-pointers and J.C. Otero finished with 18 points for Florida International.

Roberts hit three consecutive 3-pointers late in the first half, the last one with 2.3 seconds left to give the Golden Panthers a 39-38 halftime lead.

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 Top Performers
 AR Little Rock
Alex Garcia-Mendoza Alex Garcia-Mendoza
6-10,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Florida Intl.
Marvin Roberts Marvin Roberts
8-13,  28 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists

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