Scores

Final

North Texas 81

(12-6, 3-4 Sun Belt)

Florida Atl 86

(6-13, 2-6 Sun Belt)

    7:00 PM ET, January 19, 2008

    FAU Arena, Boca Raton, Florida

    1 2 T
    UNT 39 4281
    FAU 42 4486

    Top Performers

    North Texas: B. Bell 26 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida Atlantic: C. Monroe 19 Pts, 13 Reb

    Florida Atlantic 86, North Texas 81

    Associated Press

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Carlos Monroe scored 19 points to lead Florida Atlantic to an 86-81 victory over North Texas Saturday night.

    The Owls (6-13, 2-6 Sun Belt Conference) jumped out to a quick 9-2 lead, with Monroe scoring eight of those points. North Texas (12-6, 3-4) fought back to tie the score at 13.

    A Dez Willingham jumper just before the buzzer cut the Owls? lead to 42-39 at the break.

    Florida Atlantic led 49-47 with 17:15 remaining in the second half when North Texas scored the next 11 points to take the lead.

    North Texas led 81-78 with 62 seconds left when Monroe drained two free throws to cut the lead to one. After a North Texas turnover, Paul Graham scored on a sweeping lay-up to give the Owls an 82-81 lead.

    Sanchez Hughley hit two free throws to put the lead at 84-81. Willingham missed a 3-pointer and Xavier Perkins hit two more free throws to provide the final margin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNT
    FAU
    Points 81 86
    FG Made-Attempted 28-66 (.424) 30-58 (.517)
    3P Made-Attempted 12-25 (.480) 2-13 (.154)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 24-32 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 5

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