The FIU women's basketball team was beaten in the semifinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament Monday 63-53 by Middle Tennessee.
FIU's star player Jerica Coley was held to nine points. Coley was the NCAA's third-leading scorer, averaging nearly 24 points a game.
The Panthers did not attempt a free throw, which head coach Cindy Russo said was a first in her career.
The loss left the Panthers with a record of 22-10, 12-7 in conference play.
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