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E. Kentucky 85, Fla. International 74

December 15, 1996

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) _ Daniel Sutton had 27 points to lead Eastern Kentucky to an 85-74 victory over Florida International Saturday night.

Eastern (3-3) shot 48 percent in the first half to just 38 percent for Florida International (1-6) in taking a 38-29 advantage at intermission. Eastern finished the game with 47 percent shooting, to 42 percent for Florida International.

Eastern also hit 50 percent (10-20) of its 3-point attempts, to just 24 percent (5-21) for its visitors.

Travis Inskeep added 16 points, including four of six 3-pointers, for Eastern. Matt Simons finished with 15.

Dedric Taylor led Florida International with 23 points. Quincy Gamble added 14, Gene Derkack 13 and Anthony Harris 11.

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