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Coley gets 42, FIU gets another day on the border

On Tuesday's first day of the Conference USA women's basketball tournament, it was low trump. All the lower seeds won, including No. 13 FIU over No. 12 Rice.

Wednesday, after UAB stopped the run by trashing No. 16 Marshall, FIU picked up the tune again with an 87-75 win over No. 5 seed East Carolina in El Paso, Texas. FIU got 42 points from senior guard Jerica Coley and a pair of good 11s, points and rebounds, from Tynia McKinzie. Kamika Idom almost had a double double with nine points and 10 rebounds. Arielle Durant had 12 and eight.

FIU plays Tulane Thursday at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. The Panthers lost at Tulane 66-55 during the regular season. Coley had 22, but FIU shot only 30.8 percent from the field as a team and Tulane owned the glass at that end, with 37 defensive rebounds to FIU's nine.

Coley not only came one point from the Conference USA tournament single-game record, but passed USC's Cheryl Miller, Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw, UConn's Maya Moore and Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, four of the biggest stars in women's college basketball history, on the all-time scoring list. She's 61 points behind Drake's Lorri Bauman.



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Does Coley have a 62 point game in her?

^^^^i hope so. 62 would be nice and it would be nicer if it's on the front page of Herald.

Baseball team is up on USF 7-2 after 7 innings. Can't wait till Rice series this weekend.

Congrats to women's basketball as they make a late season push reminiscent of last years Men's Run at SBCChampionship... Good luck ladies

The Mens baseball team laid the wood on USF...18 hits!!! Wow!!
now time to boil\fry some rice!!

Congrats to the Lady Panthers! great job as a team to focus on one game at a time. Think automatic bid ladies!!!

FIU is 16 - 1. There are a lot of good articles on the baseball team out there and none of them have to do with crimes committed decades ago. Go F I U!

With a 14-17 overall record, the only way this team is playing in the postseason is by winning the tournament. With that record, I don't think they'd even be NIT bound.

FIUPantherFan, maybe it is good luck that Herald isn't writing baseball articles. We are 16-1 without much articles. :)

If they do and we start losing, we can blame on them. lol

Let's go FIU Ladies, would be nice to go dancing!

DJN is in a lose-lose here. He's going to be at the ballpark on Saturday and Sunday covering the games. If we lose and he writes articles, he's going to catch H-E-double-hockey-sticks, with people saying "Now we lose and you write an article! Herald only wants to show FIU in a bad light." If we win and DJN's coverage doesn't end up on page one people will be saying "We beat a top-25 team and still get buried on page seven."
Sucks to be you, DJN.

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