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Florida Atlantic 72, Monmouth, N.J. 69

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Paul Graham scored 19 points night to lead Florida Atlantic past Monmouth 72-69 Friday night, sending Mike Jarvis to a victory in his coaching debut for the Owls.

Brett Royster and Chris Watson scored 12 points each, while Carderro Nwoji and Shavar Richardson chipped in 10 apiece for the Owls (1-0). Florida Atlantic ended a five-game losing streak in season openers.

R.J. Rutledge led the Hawks (0-1) with 18 points. Travis Taylor added 13 and James Hett 12, with both players coming off the bench.

Graham hit four of his five 3-pointers in the first half, helping Florida Atlantic to a 38-31 lead at the break.