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FIU sinks UTSA on Mavin's running, half-court, bank-shot buzzer-beater

  Dennis Mavin scored 15, including a game-winning, half-court heave as time expired, to lift Florida International over seventh-seeded Texas-San Antonio 57-54 in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday. Mavin added nine rebounds and five assists, and Ray Rodriguez scored 14 for No. 10 seed FIU (16-16), which will play second-seeded UTEP on Thursday. A 7...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: FIU's Dennis Mavin banks in 1/2-court, buzzer beathing shot to beat UTSA

Florida International's Dennis Mavin hits a contested, half court buzzer beater to down seventh-seeded Texas-San Antonio in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday, 57-54. Up close and personal.FIU advances to play 2 seeded UTEP tommorrow.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodriguez hits key 3 as FIU beats Southern Miss, 73-71 in OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Ray Rodriguez scored 14 points and hit a key 3-pointer in overtime to help Florida International beat Southern Miss 73-71 on Thursday night. Rodriguez made his third trey with 2:49 left in overtime, giving the Golden Panthers a 70-66 lead. The Golden Eagles missed their next five shots before Keljin Blevins made a pair of free throws to pull Southern Miss...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

FIU outlasts FAU, 64-56

MIAMI (AP) -- Dennis Mavin scored 18 points and had nine rebounds and six assists to lead Florida International to a 64-56 victory over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night. Adrian Diaz added 13 points and seven boards while Dominique Williams had 12 points for FIU (11-10, 4-4 Conference USA), which improved to 7-0 this season against fellow schools from the state of Florida. FIU held...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida International falls apart late in road loss to Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Ray Lawry scored a touchdown to tie the score with less than a minute to play, and an interception set up Satchel Ziffer's game-winning field goal as Old Dominion snapped a five-game losing streak and beat FIU 38-35 on Saturday. The Monarchs fell behind when Anthon Samuel ran 26-yards for a TD with 13:17 to play. After trading a couple of scoreless possessions...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

FIU stumbles, fumbles in final minutes of loss to UTSA

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Sean Ianno kicked a field goal to tie the game with 1:54 left, and Florida International fumbled the ensuing kickoff to set up Ianno's 39-yard game-winning, last-minute field goal for a 16-13 UTSA victory Saturday night. The Roadrunners (2-4, 1-1 Conference USA) tied the game at 13 after FIU went three-and-out at its own 12. Glenn Coleman returned Ianno'...
Via AP on Fox
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

FIU takes control in second half, routs FAU 38-10

MIAMI (AP) -- Richard Leonard returned a fumble 100 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and Florida International beat Florida Atlantic 38-10 on Thursday night in a game delayed about two hours at halftime because of lightning. FIU (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA) won the Shula Bowl matchup for the third time in four years after losing eight of the first nine to FAU (2-4, 1...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 120 FIU Golden Panthers season preview

Florida International was one of the worst teams in college football in 2013, suffering through a 1-11 season. But head coach Ron Turner is hoping to turn things around in his second season with the FIU Panthers. There are 20 returning starters back for 2014.   FIU played two quarterbacks in 2013, with both Jake Medlock and E.J. Hilliard taking meaningful snaps, but with Medlock...
Via College Football Universe
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

FIU rolls to an 80-72 win at UTSA

Dennis Mavin led five Florida International players in double-figure scoring and the Golden Panthers rolled to an 80-72 win at Texas-San Antonio Thursday night. FIU led by six at the half and carried a 10-point lead through the second half to push their season record past the .500 mark. The Golden Panthers lost their only other meeting with the Roadrunners, losing 71-65 in 2001...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida International holds off FAU 66-57

Dennis Mavin turned a Jerome Frink steal into a three-point play with 39 seconds left as Florida International held on to defeat Florida Atlantic 66-57 Saturday. FAU had trimmed a 10-point deficit to 5 with 90 seconds left but on its second chance to get closer Frink stole the ball and fed Mavin for the back-breaker. Tymell Murphy led FIU (11-9, 3-2 Conference USA) with 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rakeem Buckles Will Reunite With His Former Team Tomorrow

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wish former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles was on the floor with the team when the Cards won the 2013 national championship. Buckles was a part of Louisville’s 2009 recruiting class and had things gone the way we had hoped, he would have been a senior on this year’s championship team. Buckles’ collegiate career hit an unfortunate...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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