BOCA RATON, Fla. — Karlis Silins scored 15 points, including a key rebound and a free throw with four seconds left as Florida Atlantic narrowly beat Canisius 62-59 on Wednesday night.
Silins, who had a team-best seven rebounds, grabbed the defensive board off a missed 3-pointer by Canisius’ Malik Johnson and was fouled. He made one of two to end the scoring.
Johnson and Jalanni White each scored 12 points for the Golden Griffins (4-4).
The game was close throughout with 10 ties and 19 lead changes. FAU never trailed in the second half, but the Owls’ biggest lead was six points.
Florida Atlantic (5-4) will pursue its sixth straight home win next Saturday when the team hosts High Point. Canisius matches up against Holy Cross at home next Saturday.