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FIU Panthers (19-13)


Jacob, Daye, Osaghae power FIU past Rice 85-76 in C-USA

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Trejon Jacob scored 21 points and Antonio Daye Jr. 20 more as FIU eliminated Rice from the Conference USA tournament 85-76 on Wednesday night.

Osasumwen Osaghae blocked six shots and tossed in 17 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the fifth-seeded Panthers (19-13). Osaghae is the national leader in blocked shots and boosted his total to 122.

FIU meets No. 4 seed Charlotte in the C-USA quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: D. Andrews15.2
Rebounds: O. Osaghae8.1
Assists: A. Daye, Jr.4.9
FG%: O. Osaghae67.1%
FT%: A. Daye, Jr.72.6%
3P%: T. Jacob38.4%
Steals: T. Brewer2.2
Blocks: O. Osaghae3.8
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Florida State26-5
5 Baylor26-4
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Creighton24-7
8 Kentucky25-6
9 Michigan State22-9
10 Villanova24-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas28-3
2 Gonzaga31-2
3 Dayton29-2
4 Baylor26-4
5 Florida State26-5
6 San Diego State30-2
7 Kentucky25-6
8 Duke25-6
9 Creighton24-7
9 Villanova24-7
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Conference USA Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
North Texas 14-4 20-11
Louisiana Tech 13-5 22-8
Western Kentucky 13-5 20-10
Charlotte 10-8 16-13
Marshall 10-8 17-15
FIU 9-9 19-13
UAB 9-9 19-13
Old Dominion 9-9 13-19
Florida Atlantic 8-10 17-15
UTEP 8-10 17-15
Rice 7-11 15-17
UTSA 7-11 13-19
Southern Miss 5-13 9-22
Middle Tennessee 4-14 8-23
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.7 (37)
Rebounds: 11.0 (90)
Assists: 14.7 (49)
FG%: 45.6% (78)
FT%: 65.0% (326)
3P%: 34.9% (97)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.5 (267)
Rebounds: 24.8 (220)
Assists: 12.7 (189)
FG%: 42.3% (143)
FT%: 73.5% (311)
3P%: 28.8% (12)
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