Separated by nine miles, Miami and FIU are natural rivals.
Daveon Boardingham scored 24 points, hitting 12 of 15 free throws, as Southern Miss outlasted Florida Atlantic 60-49 on Sunday.
Florida International’s Dennis Mavin led five players in double-digit scoring at Texas-San Antonio Thursday night giving the Golden Panthers an 80-72 win.
Rakeem Buckles had 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to lead Florida International past UAB 78-73 Thursday night.
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.
Florida Atlantic University couldn’t pull out a win against East Carolina Thursday night.
First-year Florida International University head coach Ron Turner has to follow the program’s best coach who took the team to its only two bowl games before being fired after a down season last year and do it all while playing in a tougher conference.
Florida International University is set to name Anthony Evans as the team’s new men’s basketball coach later Tuesday, but CBS4’s Sports team caught up with Evans late Monday as he arrived in Miami to ask him about his new job.
The new Big East Conference, whatever it will be called, will play its game on CBS thanks to a new deal between the two entities.
Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.