Tulsa 28 49 77
Fiu 35 30 65
Date of game: 2/22/2014

Recap: FIU vs. Tulsa

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Shaquille Harrison scored 17 points, leading four players in double figures, as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane captured a 77-65 win over the FIU Panthers in a Conference USA battle at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

Joining Harrison in double digits were Tim Peete with 12 points before fouling out and both James Woodard and Brandon Swannegan 11 points, the latter also clearing nine rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench as Tulsa (15-12, 10-3 C- USA) won for the fifth time in as many games.

The Panthers (13-15, 5-8) were paced by Tymell Murphy and his game-high 19 points, followed by Dennis Mavin and Rakeem Buckles with 18 and 10 points, respectively, in the team's third consecutive setback.

Both teams shot below 38.0 percent from the field in the first half, with Tulsa's 8-of-22 effort from the floor and 2-of-8 behind the 3-point line leaving the visitors with a 35-28 deficit at the break.

In the second half it was FIU that could not find the basket, converting just seven attempts, en route to the double-digit setback at home.

The Panthers finished the afternoon with almost as many turnovers (17) as field goals (19). The home team was outscored at the free-throw line, 31-22, and beaten soundly on the glass as well, 46-27.

Game Notes

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If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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