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Griffs lose to Florida Atlantic 62-59

Griffs drop second straight after four game winning streak snapped
Credit: AP
Canisius head coach Reggie Witherspoon directs his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)

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.