MIAMI -- Tymell Murphy finished with a huge double-double, career-highs with 24 points and 20 rebounds as Florida International pulled away in the second half to beat Florida A&M 88-72 Wednesday night in nonconference play.
Ahead by two, 61-59 with 7:59 to play, Smith's 3-pointer capped a 20-6 run that pushed FIU's lead to 16, 81-65 with just 1:53 remaining. Smith led FIU with 13 points in the second half.
The Panthers dominated inside, outscoring the Rattlers 43-24 in the paint.
FIU also scored 34 points on 25 Florida A&M turnovers.
Murphy had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the first period as FIU led at halftime 44-37.
Reggie Lewis and Jomari Bradshaw scored 15 points apiece to lead the Rattlers (4-10).
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The All Ohio Sweet 16 tournament featured teams from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Canada. Here are a few top prospect’s from the weekend’s action:Class of 2017C Kaleb Wesson | Westerville, Ohio/South6-9, 300 Committed to Ohio StateWesson is a big-bodied low-post player with great hands and great feet.
The number of Division I transfers swelled to more than 700 last season. The 2016 version includes ex-Duke guard Derryck Thornton and hundreds of others.
Despite departures that will hurt the frontcourt depth, the Buckeyes return their top six scorers and will have experience in the starting lineup.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|
|Texas San Antonio||3-15||13||5-27|