BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Cornelius Taylor had 20 points and Florida Atlantic held off feisty Division II-member Flagler 92-81 on Tuesday night.
Florida Atlantic built a 53-32 halftime lead and maintained a double-digit lead until Logan Swackhammer's layup with 5:03 left made it 81-73. Less than a minute later, Gedi Juozapaitis sank three free throws -- after being fouled on a 3-point shot attempt by Taylor -- and reduced the Saints' deficit to 82-77. Taylor responded with a pair of free throws, both squads exchanged layups and Taylor's 3-pointer with 2:39 left made it 89-79 to end the Saints' threat.
Juozapaitis had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Swackhammer scored 18 points, and Derrick Ellis scored 12.
Florida Atlantic plays at Miami on Friday.
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