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Florida International Downs Louisiana-Monroe 67-58 - Match Report

Florida International grabbed a 67-58 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Malik Smith at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

Florida International won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6-point spread as favorites.

Tymell Murphy had 15 points for Florida International and Jerome Frink chipped in with 13 points. Deric Hill had 4 assists for them, while Cameron Bell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Louisiana-Monroe got a 17-point performance from Trent Mackey, who was supported by 15 points from Amos Olatayo. Jayon James had 7 assists in a losing cause for Louisiana-Monroe, while Jayon James grabbed 9 rebounds.

Florida International hit the break trailing 30-23 before taking care of business in the second half.

Louisiana-Monroe won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-26.