Florida Atlantic 69, Florida Gulf Coast 55

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Monroe scored 26 points to lead Florida Atlantic to a 69-55 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night.

FAU's aggressive defense held Florida Gulf Coast to 21.4 percent shooting in the first half and the Owls led 30-15 at halftime. Florida Gulf Coast (3-6) scoring leader Casey Wollheb was scoreless in the first half and finished with 11.

Sean Alarcon had a career-high 13 points to help FAU (2-7) overcome the loss of Sanchez Hughley, sidelined by a leg injury.