Florida International Defeats Louisiana-Monroe 76-73 - Recap

Florida International earned a 76-73 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday, getting 17 points from Malik Smith at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Florida International earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 11-point spread.

Tymell Murphy had 14 points for Florida International and Jerome Frink chipped in with 13 points. Malik Smith had 3 assists for them, while Jerome Frink was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.

Louisiana-Monroe got a 30-point performance from Amos Olatayo, who was supported by 21 points from Trent Mackey. Jayon James had 15 assists in a losing cause for Louisiana-Monroe, while Jayon James grabbed 9 rebounds.

Florida International hit the break leading 35-29 before taking care of business in the second half.

Louisiana-Monroe won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-23.