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FIU men out of NIT winner's bracket, 78-63 loss to Virginia Tech

You knew this would be a tough one for FIU: playing the 9:30 p.m. game Monday, going overtime and past midnight to upset George Mason, then coming back at 6 p.m. to face a better-rested Virginia Tech on the Hokies' home court.

So it proved to be. FIU fell behind 14-2, came back with an 11-0 run to close the margin to two, trained 33-26 at halftime, then fell back at the end for a 78-63 loss. 


Sabrina Beaupre won her third Sun Belt Conference Diver of the Week award of the season. Beaupre won the 1-meter and 3-meter dives in Saturday's meet against Indian River and Nova Southeastern.



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Last years team would never have made an 11-0 run to get the game back to 2points. V-Tech is probably a way better team with a home court advantage and the boys still made a game out of it.

With that said Im not going to get to excited the way I did when Football was 3-0 and all of us are talking about Sunbelt Champs and Big Bowls. Look at us now with two games to go (not looking very good). I honestly think this is a better team that we had last year but We are not ready to start talking Sunbelt Champs and Sweet Sixteen talk. I think we will surprise a couple good teams during the season and possibly make a good run during Feb.. One game at a time!


VT was definately the better team. Their size was evident.
They also benefited with home field advantage and got quite a few home calls that helped make an 8 point lead to twelve. And FIU's responce in the second half was undisciplined play and desperate sjot attempts, unlike the 11-0 run. Also alarming is that we couldnt defend the 3-point line like in the fsu game last season.

Hopefully IT can break that down and help them learn.

Eitherway we covered!

COTE'S STATE OF THE STATE: Our latest updated weekly ranking of the seven FBS teams in our state, with previous week's rank in parentheses. Entering collball Week 12:

1. FSU Seminoles (1) 7-3, 5-2 ACC

2. Miami Hurricanes (2) 5-5, 3-4 ACC

3. Florida Gators (3) 5-5, 3-5 SEC

4. S. Fla. Bulls (4) 5-4, 1-4 Big East

5. C. Fla. Knights (5) 4-6, 2-4 C-USA

6. FIU Panthers (6) 6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt

7. FAU Owls (7) 0-9, 0-7 Sun Belt

Is Cote a moron or what? Is he that ignorant that he doesnt realize we beat UCF this year, plus have a better record? What a hater...

What do you expect, its the Herald.. There will never be love for the Golden Panthers. They rather look like idiots and rank a team that we beat ahead of us just to make a point. One of MANY reasons why I canceled my subscription.

On the other hand Neil has been doing a very good job covering FIU. When they play like crap he tells it like it is. Trust me we have played like crap in at least 3 games. But when they pull of a great victory he give good credit. Thats a good reporter compered to a hater.. Cote will always Suck!


Cote should be put on permanent furlough.

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