JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Tymell Murphy and Jerome Frink each scored 12 points and had key plays down the stretch to lead FIU over Arkansas State 66-64 on Thursday night.
FIU (8-7, 3-3 Sun Belt) trailed 55-49 with 5:39 remaining in the game after Kelvin Downs hit a lay-up for the Red Wolves but went on a 17-9 run to close out the game and earn the victory. Murphy tied it at 55 with a lay-in for the Panthers, then Frink hit a pair of free throws to give FIU a 57-55 lead with 3:09 to play and the Panthers never trailed again.
Deric Hill had 11 points and six rebounds for FIU and Malik Smith scored 10 points including three 3-pointers.
Arkansas State (10-6, 4-3) shot only 34.5 percent from the field and was 8 for 33 from beyond the arc. Ed Townsel scored 20 points but was 4 of 15 from 3-point range.
WASHINGTON — It didn't take long for playoff basketball to escalate in the nation’s capital.
Less than three minutes to be exact.
On only the fifth possession of Game 3 between the Wizards and Raptors at Capital One Arena, Wizards forward Markieff Morris and Raptors forward OG Anunoby got tangled up and let their emotions out.
From the initial look it appeared that Morris just got tripped up in setting a screen, but if you look more closely, Anunoby appeared to pull down Morris from the back.
Even though a foul was called, Morris made sure that Anunoby knew his displeasure and even threw an extra shove at Serge Ibaka.
Both Morris and Anunoby received a technical foul after the altercation.
Once again the Wizards getting physical in a playoff series.
MORE ON THE WIZARDS-RAPTORS SERIES:
THE DRAKE-WIZARDS TRASH TALK WON'T STOP
HISTORIC ODDS FOR TEAMS THAT GO DOWN 0-2
BROOKS MAY CHANGE STARTING LINEUP FOR GAME 3
The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.
After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5.
On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.
And as always, they answer several viewer questions.
Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.