Florida International tops Marshall in OT 66-62
MIAMI (AP) Adrian Diaz’ put-back dunk with 58 seconds left in overtime lifted Florida International over Marshall 66-62 on Thursday night.
Diaz’ dunk made it 63-62. Dennis Mavin made 1 of 2 from the line and Kris Gulley finished it off with a dunk to provide the final margin.
After a tightly contested second half, Daviyon Draper made 1 of 2 free throws with 16 seconds left for a two-point lead. Marshall’s Ryan Taylor responded with a driving layup as time expired, forcing overtime.
Mavin paced FIU (9-8, 2-2 Conference USA) with 19. Diaz finished with 12 points, eight boards and four blocked shots.
Marshall (4-13, 0-4) built a 36-21 lead at the half but FIU went on a 12-2 run at the start of the second to pull within six.
Justin Edmonds led Marshall with 15 points. Taylor had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Austin Loop contributed 11 points.