Middle Tennessee Tops FAU on Owls Senior Night
Carlos Monroe (left) and Paul Graham III stand next to head coach Mike Jarvis on Senior Night at FAU Arena

Carlos Monroe (left) and Paul Graham III stand next to head coach Mike Jarvis on Senior Night at FAU Arena

Feb. 21, 2009

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)-- Kevin Kanaskie scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 74-68 on Saturday night.

Eric Allen added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Raiders (16-12, 9-7 Sun Belt Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak.

With 3:22 remaining in the game, Florida Atlantic's Alex Tucker tied the score at 57-57 with two free throws. Middle Tennessee then scored six unanswered points over the next three minutes, claiming a 63-57 lead after a Desmond Yates jumper with 41 seconds remaining.

Paul Graham III led Florida Atlantic (6-23, 2-14) with 18 points on 7-of-20 shooting. Shavar Richardson added 16 points for the Owls.

Graham, Carlos Monroe, Carderro Nwoji, Sammy Hernandez, Chris Coleman and Brian Berlingo were all honored as final-year Owls before their last home game.

Middle Tennessee shot 38.2 percent from the field (21-for-55), but outrebounded Florida Atlantic 37-32.

 

 

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