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Florida Atlantic 91, Fla. International 88

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Monroe had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead Florida Atlantic's 91-88 overtime win over Florida International in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament Wednesday night.

Florida International (12-17, 7-12 SBC) ended the first half with a 36-34 lead, but Florida Atlantic (16-14, 11-8 SBC) came back in the second.

Florida Atlantic's DeAndre Rice scored 23 points, Jeff Parmer had 18 and Paul Graham had 17.

The leading scorer for Florida International was Johwen Villegas with 19 points. Erick Nsangoe and Chris Fuller added 17 each for the team. Alex Galindo scored 15, and Nikola Gacesa scored 11.

The game was close all night, with the lead changing 24 times.