Florida International (9-8) vs. Troy (7-11)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Troy 28 27 55 +9.5
  FIU 27 34 61 -9.5
Sat, Jan 19 2013, 07:45 PM

U.S. Century Bank Arena
Miami, FL
Attendance: 1,063

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Florida International welcomes Troy to U.S. Century Bank Arena on Saturday. Tip-off is at 7:30 EST. The Golden Panthers are 4-4 against the Trojans over the last four years. They fell 75-70 on 2/23/2012, the last time they met.

Florida International is currently in 6th place in the conference and Troy is in 9th.

In their last match-up, Tymell Murphy finished with 22 points in the Golden Panthers 70-64 victory over North Texas on January 17th. With 15.4 points per game and 1.1 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. The Trojans were defeated by Florida Atlantic 80-59 on January 17th despite 7 points and 8 rebounds from Josh Warren. He contributes 3.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 2.1 points per game.

Florida International has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Golden Panthers have an edge over the Trojans, 69 points per game to 62 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Troy is strong in turnover percentage at 16.2. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 14th in the nation.

StatSmack! Florida International is better than Troy
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Florida International has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Troy (1 vs 0).
  • The Florida International scoring leader (Malik Smith) has more points than the Troy scoring leader (Antoine Myers).
  • Even computers respect Florida International more. We have a better RPI this season than Troy (RPI: #149 vs #320).
  • Florida International allows fewer rebounds (36.4 allowed per game vs 40.2 allowed per game) than Troy this season.
TROY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Emil Jones 32 11 6 3 2 1 1
C- Hunter Williams 33 9 2 3 1 0 2
C- Antoine Myers 24 9 3 3 1 0 2
D+ Ray Chambers 21 8 6 0 0 0 1
D+ Deonata Jethroe 19 7 3 1 1 0 1
D Tevin Calhoun 19 6 3 1 0 0 1
D R.J. Scott 19 5 2 1 0 0 1
D Justin Wright 12 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Westley Hinton 11 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Josh Warren 12 2 3 0 0 0 0
D- Jeff Mullahey 13 2 1 0 0 0 1
F Breon Dixon 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Sidki Muwallif 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tymell Murphy 30 15 7 2 1 1 2
C+ Jerome Frink 30 10 7 1 1 1 2
C+ Malik Smith 32 15 3 1 1 0 2
C- Tola Akomolafe 24 4 4 1 1 0 1
C- Deric Hill 18 5 2 3 2 0 2
C- Cameron Bell 18 7 3 2 2 0 3
D+ Juan Ferrales 19 6 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Gaby Belardo 18 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ M. Porcher Jimenez 11 5 2 0 0 0 0
D Joey De La Rosa 9 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Ivan Jurkovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Manuel Nunez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dee Lewis 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

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