MIAMI -- Anthony Adger scored 26 points with 5-of-8 3-point shooting to help Florida Atlantic beat Florida International 89-72 on Saturday night.
FAU scored 13 straight points to build its largest lead of the game, 88-68 on Simeon Lepichev's pair of free throws with 1:51 left.
The Golden Panthers (13-8, 4-4) led for most of the first half, but the Owls closed the period with six straight points and opened the second half with 10 more to take the lead for good.
FAU made 28 of 52 (54 percent) from the field and 26 of 31 (84 percent) from the foul line.
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Michigan state's Cassius Winston hits a sweet floater and Matt McQuaid drills a 3-pointer to cap off a 7-0 run leading them to a 76-68 win over Bradley.
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Maryland's Darryl Morsell made a crucial defensive stop as Belmont went for a last-second upset in the NCAA Tournament, allowing the Terrapins to escape with a 79-77 victory Thursday in the East Regional.
Winston, Michigan State hold off Bradley 76-65
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