Marist 84, Fla Atlantic 75

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Will Whittington led Marist College with
20 points en route to an 84-75 win over Florida Atlantic University
on Thursday.

Marist shot 66.7 percent in the second half, while making just
one turnover. Marist improved to 5-4 overall, while Florida
Atlantic dropped to 3-6.

In the second half, Marist led by as many as 14. Florida
Atlantic closed the gap to as little as four points on free throws
by DeAndre Rice, who scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half.

While Whittington was Marist's lead scorer, Ryan Stilphen had 18
points with 11 rebounds. James Smith and Jared Jordan scored 13
points each.

Marist won the rebounding battle 32 to 27.