Boca Raton, Fla. (AP) -Paul Graham scored 19 points to help lead Florida Atlantic to a 72-69 win against Monmouth in Mike Jarvis' coaching debut for the Owls on Friday night.
Brett Royster and Chris Watson scored 12 points each, while Carderro Nwoji and Shavar Richardson chipped in 10 apiece for the Owls (1-0). Florida Atlantic snapped a five-game losing streak in season-openers.
R.J. Rutledge led the Hawks (0-1) with 18 points, while Travis Taylor added 13 and James Hett scored 12 as both players came off the bench.
Graham kept the Owls ahead early with four of his five 3-pointers coming in the first half, helping Florida International to a 38-31 lead at the break. The teams were close the entire way, as the Owls shot 48.1 percent from the field versus Monmouth's 43.6 mark.

NCAAB Headlines

More inNCAAB News  

NCAAB Top Stories

Thumbnail Trimble returning to Maryland The Maryland Terrapins got some good news last week as Melo Trimble announced he will be returning to the team for his junior...
Thumbnail Texas to contend in 2016-17? Now with a year at Texas under his belt, can Shaka Smart expect bigger things from the Longhorns in 2016-17?
Thumbnail 2017 NCAA Championship Odds Following Villanova’s big win in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, who has emerged as the favorite to win the 2017 NCAA Tournament?
Thumbnail Will Huskies reach hallowed ground vs.Orange?   As the old saying goes, three things are certain in life: death, taxes and UConn in an NCAA tournament setting.
Thumbnail Nova vs. UNC Player Prop Odds & Picks Here’s a look at some of the player prop odds ahead of tonight’s national championship matchup between North Carolina and Villanova at 9:19PM ET.
More inNCAAB Articles  

NCAAB Team Pages