Isiah Thomas' FIU Drops Exhibition To NAIA Team

The Isiah Thomas Era at Florida International began, well, exactly how you figured it would.  With a loss to an NAIA school.

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Isiah Thomas lost his coaching debut at Florida International on Wednesday night when Northwood, an NAIA school coached By Rollie Massimino, beat the Panthers 71-61 in an exhibition game.

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I know, it's just an exhibition game, but it's not like things are gonna get much easier for the Panthers.  They have four days to figure out how they can possibly stay on the court with the defending national champions, No. 6 North Carolina.  I'm sure it will go well.

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Rest easy tonight, Isiah.  Take solace in knowing that this still isn't anywhere near as bad as what Syracuse did last night.

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