CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dennis Mavin scored 24 points and Florida International beat Charlotte 78-70 on Saturday night.READ MORE: Coral Springs Police: 3 Separate Crime Scenes Tied To One Suspect
Adrian Diaz had 12 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks and Dominque Williams scored 13 points for FIU (10-10, 3-4 Conference USA), which made a season-high 13 3-pointers.
Mavin reached 1,000 career points with FIU’s first basket, 1:26 into the game. He scored 19 points in the first half as the Panthers took a 44-31 lead.READ MORE: Brightline Celebrates 3 Years Of Service As It Nears Orlando Extension Completion
The Panthers used four straight 3-pointers to build their lead to 18, 69-51, with 9:46 left but didn’t score again for over six minutes as the 49ers cut the advantage to 69-64 with 4:07 remaining. The margin was six points with a minute to go before Williams scored the final basket of the game.
Braxton Ogbueze scored 18 points, Mike Thorne Jr. 16 and Torin Dorn 13 for Charlotte. Willie Clayton grabbed 12 rebounds.MORE NEWS: Ronald Acuña's 1st Game In Miami Since Knee Injury, Leads Braves Past Marlins 5-3
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