BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Richardson Maitre posted 14 points as Florida Atlantic extended its home win streak to nine games, narrowly beating UTEP 59-56 on Saturday.
Madiaw Niang gave the Owls the lead on a three-point play with 41 seconds left and Maitre extended the lead with a pair of free throws with 18 seconds to go. Bryson Williams missed a 3-point attempt for the Miners that would have tied it with 8 seconds to go.
Karlis Silins had 12 points for Florida Atlantic (10-5, 2-0 Conference USA).
Florida Atlantic faces Rice on the road on Thursday. UTEP faces Southern Miss at home on Thursday.
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