MIAMI (AP) - Cameron Bell came off the bench for 17 points to lead four players in double figures in Florida Atlantic's 65-52 win over Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday night.
Bell made 5 of 8 shots, sank all six free-throw attempts and grabbed eight boards in just 23 minutes of action. Jerome Fink added 13 points, Deric Hill 12 and Tymell Murphy 11 for the Panthers.
FIU (15-12, 10-8 Sun Belt Conference) shot 48% (13 of 27) in the first half but Arkansas-Little Rock answered with a 47.6% (10 of 21) clip to keep it close at the break, 29-25.
The Panthers fell to 45% (9 of 20) after intermission but held the Trojans to 12 of 35 shooting and made 15 of 16 free throws to pull away.
Michael Javes and John Gillon scored 12 apiece for the Trojans (15-13, 9-10), whose 22 turnovers led to 25 points for FIU.
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