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Florida Atlantic 81, Longwood 63

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Carlos Monroe scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Florida Atlantic past Longwood 81-63 Tuesday night.

Monroe was one of four Owls to score in double digits as Florida Atlantic (11-13) shot 63 percent in the first half and 57.6 percent for the game.

The Owls also enjoyed a 45-28 rebound advantage.

Longwood (8-18) narrowed Florida Atlantic's 12-point halftime lead to six early in the second, but the Owls used a 14-4 run to put their lead back in double digits. Longwood couldn't get closer than 12 the rest of the way.

The Lancers' Maurice Sumter scored 24 points and Clayton Morgan added 17.

Longwood shot just 39.7 percent for the game.