Hussein puts Florida International over Rice 67-64
The Golden Panthers (13-16, 7-9 Conference USA) trailed by one when Hussein got the dish from Brian Beard Jr. and scored with 36 seconds to play to put them on top 65-64. Eric Lockett hit two free throws after that for the final.
Rice led 28-25 at the break but FIU kept pace early in the second half and a 3-pointer by Josh Stamps had the Golden Panthers trailing 53-50 with 8:12 left. Trejon Jacob gave FIU its first second-half lead on a layup with 1:02 to play.
Stamps led with 15 points, Lockett added 14 points and nine rebounds, Beard had 13 points and seven assists and Jacob had 12 points with six rebounds and four assists.