I guess Tymell Murphy's OK.
The senior forward came out of Monday night's win against Stetson looking a little hoppy and was a game-time decision. Murphy scored 24, including 13 of 14 from the line (why you practice free throws, folks) and came down with 11 rebounds in FIU's 82-67 win at Bethune-Cookman. The sixth win in a row for the men's basketball team included 17 points and 15 rebounds for senior forward Rakeem Buckles.
Now the Panthers take their winning streak to South Carolina, coached by Miami native Frank Martin (FIU '93). To see the basketball Cocks, the school's offering free food to students, a Gamecock towel giveaway and double Loyalty Points for attending the Sunday afternoon game. Huh...
The women's team has spent the last few days in the Boston metropolitan area. I hope they got a chance to soak up some history (Revolutionary War, War on Busing, etc.), enjoy some fall colors before the town goes totally gray and black, hang out with some of their chronological peers from the many local universities. I hope they did that because the basketball's been rough.
FIU's 0-4 after an 89-69 loss to Boston College Thursday. Senior guard Jerica Coley put up 28 shots, never a good sign for FIU. Coley went four of 10 from three-point range and 12 of 12 from the line in putting up 36 points. Redshirt freshman Brianna Wright actually scored FIU's first seven points. The Eagles landed right on FIU's head, jumping out 15-4 and leading 51-32 at the half.