Carter’s putback lifts Ohio over FIU 68-66
FIU (9-4) took its first lead after Trejon Jacob capped an 11-0 run with a basket to go up 54-53 with 8:19 to go. The lead then changed hands eight times with the Panthers ahead by three after Osasumwen Osaghae’s layup with 3:06 left but they wouldn’t score again after four misses and a turnover. Kirk scored before Carter tied it with a free throw with 1:06 remaining. Kirk missed a jumper but Carter got the rebound basket.
The Bobcats (8-4), improved to 7-0 at home by shooting 51 percent and surviving 23 turnovers against the nation’s leader in turnovers forced while outrebounding FIU 44-27.
Brian Beard Jr. scored 13 points and Devon Andrews 11 for FIU which was 7 of 36 from the arc after going 1 of 17 in the second half. FIU came in averaging 95.6 points a game, second in the nation.