FIU beats Texas St. 87-81 in CollegeInsider.com tourney
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. and Devon Andrews scored 29 points apiece as Florida International beat Texas State 87-81 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason...
Gibson scores 21 to carry North Texas over FIU 71-57
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Umoja Gibson had 21 points as North Texas beat Florida International 71-57 in the first round of the Conference USA Tourney on Wednesday night.
N. Texas meets FIU in CUSA tourney
No. 10 seed North Texas (20-11, 8-10) vs. No. 7 seed Florida International (19-12, 10-8)
Conference USA Conference Tourney First Round, Ford Center at The Star, Frisco, Texas; Wednesday,...
Beard Jr. scores 24 to lead FIU over North Texas 73-58
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. had 24 points as Florida International defeated North Texas 73-58 on Saturday night.
Devon Andrews had 14 points and five assists for Florida International...
FIU looks for home win vs N. Texas
North Texas (20-10, 8-9) vs. Florida International (18-12, 9-8)
Ocean Bank Convocation Center, Miami; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida International looks for its fourth...
Burks scores 21 to carry Marshall over FIU 94-78
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — C.J. Burks had 21 points as Marshall beat Florida International 94-78 on Wednesday night.
Taevion Kinsey had 18 points for Marshall (17-13, 10-7 Conference USA),...
Marshall looks to extend streak vs FIU
Florida International (18-11, 9-7) vs. Marshall (16-13, 9-7)
Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Marshall looks for its sixth straight win...
MIAMI (AP) — Devon Andrews had 21 points as Florida International got past Louisiana Tech 83-76 on Sunday.
FIU looks to sweep La. Tech
Louisiana Tech (18-11, 8-8) vs. Florida International (17-11, 8-7)
Ocean Bank Convocation Center, Miami; Sunday, 12 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Louisiana Tech seeks revenge on Florida...
Daye lifts FIU past FAU 79-76
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Antonio Daye had a season-high 22 points as Florida International narrowly defeated Florida Atlantic 79-76 on Saturday.
Adger, FAU host FIU
Florida International (16-11, 7-7) vs. Florida Atlantic (16-11, 7-7)
FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two senior guards will be on display as Brian...
Beard Jr. carries FIU past North Texas 69-59
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 22 points as Florida International defeated North Texas 69-59 on Saturday. Antonio Daye added 20 points for the Panthers.
Beard Jr. hit 6 of 8 3-pointers.
Devon Andrews had 15 points for Florida International (16-11, 7-7 Conference USA). Osasumwen Osaghae added 3 points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
Andrews scores 25 to carry FIU past Rice 86-65
MIAMI (AP) — Devon Andrews had 25 points as Florida International romped past Rice 86-65 on Thursday night.
Brian Beard Jr. had 18 points and five steals for Florida International (15-11, 6-7 Conference USA). Antonio Daye Jr. added 10 points and five steals. Osasumwen Osaghae had two points and six blocks for the hosts.
Quentin Millora-Brown had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Owls (10-16, 5-8). Josh Parrish added 13 points. Robert Martin had seven rebounds.
UTSA uses fast start to down Florida International 100-67
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keaton Wallace scored 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting, Giovanni DeNicolao added 16 and UTSA beat Florida International 100-67 on Thursday night.
It's the second straight contest where the Roadrunners have scored in triple digits. They beat Marshall in Huntington, West Virginia, 116-106 in overtime on Saturday. UTSA has won four of its last five games.
Jacob scores 24 as FIU beats Louisiana Tech 75-69
MIAMI (AP) — Trejon Jacob scored five of his 24 points in the final two minutes to help Florida International pull away from Louisiana Tech 75-69 on Saturday.
The Golden Panthers (14-9, 5-5 Conference USA) tied it at 66 on Willy Nunez Jr.'s layup with 3:20 left. Jacob hit a 3-pointer with 1:45 left to give FIU the lead for good and Brian Beard Jr. scored back-to-back layups in the final minute to extend the lead to 73-66.
Adger scores 26 with 5 3s, FAU beats FIU 89-72
MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Adger scored 26 points with 5-of-8 3-point shooting to help Florida Atlantic beat Florida International 89-72 on Saturday night.
Michael Forrest added 22 points and Xavian Stapleton had 20 on 8-of-10 shooting for the Owls (12-9, 3-5 Conference USA).
FAU scored 13 straight points to build its largest lead of the game, 88-68 on Simeon Lepichev's pair of free throws with 1:51 left.
FIU holds off FAU 78-74 behind Andrews, Jacob
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Devon Andrews scored 19 points, Trejon Jacob added 15 and Florida International held off Florida Atlantic 78-74 on Wednesday night.
FAU rallied from 12 points down and closed to 76-74 on Michael Forrest's 3 with 16 seconds left and Brian Beard Jr. missed a pair of free throws at the other end. But Xavian Stapleton missed a layup with four seconds left and Antonio Daye Jr. iced it with two from the line.
Beard’s winning layup caps Florida International rally
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Brian Beard scored on a twisting layup with nine seconds remaining and Florida International rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat Western Kentucky 77-76 on Thursday night.
Beard's layup came after Western Kentucky's Josh Anderson tipped in an offensive rebound to give the Hilltoppers a 76-75 lead with 16 seconds remaining.
Jacob, Osaghae help FIU hold off Charlotte 69-66
MIAMI (AP) — Trejon Jacob hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Osasumwen Osaghae finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals to guide Florida International to a 69-66 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night.
Freshman Antonio Daye Jr. pitched in with 10 points and four assists for the Golden Panthers (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA), who extended the best start school history with the win.
Beard Jr., Jacob lead FIU past Middle Tennessee 83-76
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. and Trejon Jacob combined to make 11 3-pointers and score 48 points and Florida International pulled away in the second half for an 83-76 victory over Middle Tennessee in a Conference USA opener on Thursday night.
Nunez leads FIU past Florida Memorial 108-67
UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (AP) — Willy Nunez Jr. sank six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 22 points to lead six players in double figures as Florida International rolled to a 108-67 victory over NAIA-member Florida Memorial on Thursday night.
Beard has 29 to lead FIU to 102-89 win over N. Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 29 points while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out six assists with four steals to lead Florida International to a 102-89 victory over North Florida on Thursday night.
This was the fifth time Florida International (8-2) has topped the century mark, the third most in a single season in program history.
Beard’s late 3 lifts FIU over Florida Gulf Coast 81-80
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left and scored 21 points to help Florida International rally past Florida Gulf Coast 81-80 on Wednesday night.
Beard scores 36, FIU rallies past Youngstown State 102-93
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 26 of his career-high 36 points in the second half, Devon Andrews added 18 points and Florida International rallied to beat Youngstown State 102-93 Sunday at the Johnny Bach Classic.
Osasumwen Osaghae scored 14 points, Beard made seven assists, and the Golden Panthers (5-1) shot 54 percent to the Penguins' 49 percent and made 25 of 34 free throws.
Beard scores 26 points, leads FIU past Columbia 98-87
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 26 points and tied his career high with 10 assists, Devon Andrews added 17 points with 11 rebounds and Florida International beat Columbia 98-87 on Saturday at the Johnny Bach Classic.
Willy Nunez Jr. scored 15 points, Isaiah Banks had 13, Osasumwen Osaghae 12 and Trejon Jacob 11 for the Golden Panthers (4-1), who shot 49 percent to the Lions' 44 percent.
Fordham downs FIU 83-77 behind Honor’s 28 points
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Honor scored 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting, Jesse Bunting added18 points and 11 rebounds and Fordham shot 12 free throws down the stretch to beat Florida International 83-77 in the first game of the Johnny Bach Classic on Friday night.
Osaghae scores with 11 seconds left, FIU edges Milwaukee
MIAMI (AP) — Osasumwen Osaghae drove for a layup to break a tie with 11 seconds remaining, converted the 3-point play after getting fouled and Florida International survived an attempted 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Milwaukee 86-83 on Tuesday night.
Osaghae finished with 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and scored the game-winning points after FIU (3-0) called a timeout when Milwaukee tied the game 83-83 with a half-minute remaining.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cortez Edwards scored 29 points with seven rebounds and six assists and Southern Mississippi held on to edge Florida International 69-68 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
No. 9 seed Southern Miss (15-17) now heads to the quarterfinals against top-seeded Middle Tennessee on Thursday.
Beard Jr. helps FIU escape Charlotte 89-83
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. had 23 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals and powered a late run to help Florida International beat Charlotte 89-83 on Thursday night.
The Golden Panthers (14-16, 8-9 Conference USA) needed Beard's late effort to get their third straight win as the 49ers led 79-78 on Jon Davis' layup with 2:47 left. Beard then scored all the points in FIU's 9-0 run to pull away for good.
Hussein puts Florida International over Rice 67-64
MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Hussein made a layup late in the game to give Florida International the lead for good in a 67-64 win over Rice on Saturday night.
The Golden Panthers (13-16, 7-9 Conference USA) trailed by one when Hussein got the dish from Brian Beard Jr. and scored with 36 seconds to play to put them on top 65-64. Eric Lockett hit two free throws after that for the final.
Delph’s career day lifts FAU over FIU 77-72
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Ronald Delph scored a career-high 24 points, Justin Massey added 18 with four 3-pointers, and FAU rallied to beat FIU 77-72 on Saturday to end a four-game skid and split the season series with the Golden Panthers.
Gerdarius Troutman scored 17 points with three 3s for the Owls (11-15, 5-9 Conference USA), who were outscored 42-34 in the paint but hit eight 3s to FIU's three.
Penava’s 11th double-double leads Herd past Panthers
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Adjin Penava had his 11th double-double of the season with 25 points and 12 rebounds and Jon Elmore added 22 points as Marshall beat Florida International 76-66 on Thursday night.
Beard’s 2 late 3s lift FIU, stun Louisiana Tech, 71-68
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. hit two 3-pointers in the final three seconds to give Florida International a come-from-behind 71-68 win over Louisiana Tech in a wild finish to a Conference USA battle on Saturday night.
Beard scores 23 in FIU’s 76-70 win over Southern Miss
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored 23 points with seven rebounds and seven assists and Florida International beat Southern Miss 76-70 on Thursday night.
Draper delivers in OT, North Texas tops Florida Int’l 69-67
DENTON, Texas (AP) — DJ Draper drilled a 3-pointer with three seconds left in overtime to lift North Texas to a 69-67 win over Florida International Saturday to keep the Mean Green in the hunt for a first-round bye in the Conference USA tournament.
Now with back-to-back wins over Florida Atlantic and Florida International, North Texas is in sixth place in conference. The top four teams get a first-round bye.
Osborne’s 16 leads Rice past Florida International, 73-64
HOUSTON (AP) — Malik Osborne scored 16 points and Rice snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Florida International for the third straight time, 73-64 on Thursday night.
Austin Meyer's layup with a second left gave the Owls a 32-28 lead at intermission and Osborne converted a three-point play and hit back-to-back 3s to give Rice a 43-35 lead less than four minutes into the second half.
Lockett’s career-high 30 helps FIU beat Charlotte 79-59
MIAMI (AP) — Eric Lockett scored half of his career-high 30 points at the free-throw line, where he converted 15 of 18, and four players reached double figures as Florida International defeated Charlotte 79-59 on Saturday.
Old Dominion downs FIU behind Haynes
MIAMI (AP) — Randy Haynes scored 18 points, Trey Porter added 15, and Old Dominion beat Florida International 64-54 on Thursday night to win nine of its last 10 games
Ahmad Caver scored 12 points with nine assists and Brandan Stith grabbed 10 rebounds for the Monarchs (14-4, 5-1 Conference USA), who shot 43.1 percent from the floor and made 12 free throws.
Beard’s 20 points helps FIU shave UTSA with a 79-76 win
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Brian Beard Jr., scored 20 points with eight assists and Florida International managed to hold off UT San Antonio 79-76 on Thursday night.
Beard's layup with 1:43 left was Florida International's last field goal as the Panthers missed their last two shots and went 1 of 4 from the free throw line.
UAB dominates in 75-64 win over Florida International
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Cokley had 18 points and nine rebounds on Saturday night and UAB had a controlling lead almost the entire way in a 75-64 win over Florida International.
The Golden Panthers answered UAB's opening basket and then the Blazers (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA) scored 16 straight to open an 18-2 lead. FIU (7-9, 1-2) had a 13-4 run to close within 30-23, but UAB scored 12 straight near the end of the period and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Potts, King lead Middle Tennessee comeback at FIU, 71-66 OT
MIAMI (AP) — Giddy Potts scored a season-high 25 points, including four straight free throws in the last 10 seconds as Middle Tennessee defeated FIU 71-66 in overtime Thursday night.
Florida International nips FAU to win C-USA opener, 58-57
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. hit a pair of free throws with just under a minute left to earn Florida International a 58-57 win over Florida Atlantic in the Conference USA opener for both schools Saturday night.
Neither team could take more than a three-point lead in the closing minutes and the lead changed hands on nearly every made basket.
Beard scores 28, FIU beats South Florida 65-53
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brian Beard Jr. scored a career-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting and Florida International beat South Florida 65-53 on Monday night.
Eric Lockett made 8 of 11 from the floor and had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Panthers (5-4), who won their third straight. Hassan Hussein added 13 points.
Jacob with 24 points, FIU upends South Alabama 85-59
MIAMI (AP) — Trejon Jacob scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Florida International upended South Alabama 85-59 on Saturday night.
Jacob was 9 of 15 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Golden Panthers (4-4). Eric Lockett added 16 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Brian Beard Jr. and Willy Nunez Jr. had 14 points apiece and Hassan Hussein had 12 points and five rebounds.
FIU had 12 team steals contributing to 17 South Alabama turnovers.