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FIU defeats Florida Gulf Coast 72-61
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013

MIAMI (AP)—Tymell Murphy scored 10 of his game-high 23 points during a 16-5 second half run to end the game and give Florida International a 72-61 victory over Florida Gulf Coast Saturday.

Murphy was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line. Rakeem Buckles scored 11 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead FIU (8-4). Buckles earned his sixth double-double and the ninth of his career. Dennis Mavin also scored in double figures for the Golden Panthers, shooting 7 of 15 from the floor on his way to 19 points.

Brett Comer and Chase Fieler each scored 14 points, and Bernard Thompson added 10 to lead Florida Gulf Coast (4-4). Jamail Jones added 9 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. After a Nick Hicks layup with 7:45 remaining, the Eagles shot just 2 of 12 from the floor the rest of the game.

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 Fla Gulf Coast
Chase Fieler Chase Fieler
7-10,  14 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Florida Intl.
Tymell Murphy Tymell Murphy
6-10,  23 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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