MONROE, La. -- Raymond Taylor scored 20 points and Florida Atlantic held on to beat Louisiana-Monroe 60-58 in Sun Belt Conference play on Sunday night.
The Owls (8-5, 2-0) led 22-6 with eight minutes remaining in the opening half and entered halftime with a 32-26 advantage.
Tommie Sykes hit two free throws with 43 seconds left to play, pulling the Warhawks within two, 60-58.
Sykes missed the first attempt and intentionally missed the second, but the Warhawks (3-9, 0-1) couldn't come up with the tying basket.
Florida Atlantic, which has now won five of its last six games, shot 23 of 42 from the floor (54.8 percent).