BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP)Vladislav Goldin scored 19 points as Florida Atlantic beat Rice 90-81 on Thursday night.
Goldin added nine rebounds for the Owls (23-2, 13-1 Conference USA). Johnell Davis added 16 points while going 5 of 13 from the floor, including 1 for 5 from distance, and 5 for 6 from the line, and he also had eight rebounds. Alijah Martin was 4 of 6 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 6 for 6 from the line to finish with 16 points, while adding seven rebounds.
The Owls (15-9, 6-7) were led by Quincy Olivari, who posted 27 points. Travis Evee added 25 points for Rice. Cameron Sheffield also had 10 points.
Florida Atlantic took the lead with 18:56 to go in the first half and never looked back. The score was 38-32 at halftime, with Goldin racking up 11 points. Florida Atlantic outscored Rice by three points in the final half, while Michael Forrest led the way with a team-high 11 second-half points.
Both teams next play Saturday. Florida Atlantic hosts Louisiana Tech and Rice visits Florida International.
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