MIAMI (AP) — Dennis Mavin and reserve Daviyon Draper scored 16 points apiece to lead Florida International to a 59-38 win over Kennesaw State on Tuesday night.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Pointing Gun At South Miami Winn Dixie Worker, Stealing Steaks, Arrested
With Kris Gulley making back-to-back jumpers, the Golden Panthers (5-3) went on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Baskets by Draper and Mavin gave FIU a 22-11 lead before the Owls (3-5) ended an 11-minute drought.
It was 28-15 at the half and reached 25 late in the second half.READ MORE: Hot & Steamy Afternoon, Little Chance For Rain
Yonel Brown led Kennesaw State, which shot just 27 percent (19 percent in the first half), with 16 points. The Owls were just 4 of 21 from 3-point range.
Mavin grabbed eight rebounds as FIU had a 44-34 advantage on the boards. The Panthers made 43.6 percent from the field despite hitting just 2 of 13 3’s. They also struggled from the free throw line, going 9 of 19.
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