BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Dennis Mavin scored 15, including a game-winning, half-court heave as time expired, to lift Florida International over seventh-seeded Texas-San Antonio in the opening round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday.
A 7-0 run gave UTSA (14-16) a two-point lead with 1:59 remaining.
Mavin's layup 11 seconds later tied it at 51 and Daviyon Draper's jumper, after two FIU offensive rebounds, gave the Golden Panthers a 53-51 lead with 46 seconds to play.
After a UTSA turnover, Rodriguez hit 1 of 2 free throws, but Keon Lewis hit a 3-pointer for the Roadrunners to make it 54-all with four seconds left, setting up Mavin's heroics.
Mavin moved into third on FIU's single-season scoring list with 546.