American U. 62, FAU 56

Charles Hinkle scored 27 points to lead American University in a

62-56 win over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.

Hinkle was just 1 of 6 from 3-point range but hit 12 of 14 free

throws for the Eagles (1-2), who shot 80 percent (20 of 25) from

the foul line in the contest.

The Owls (1-3) shot just 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from the

stripe.

The teams traded leads in the first half until, down 18-16 with

3:22 left before the break, American’s Hinkle connected on a pair

of jumpers that started an 11-0 run into halftime.

American led the rest of the way and won despite being outscored

by FAU 38-35 in the second half.

FAU got within 49-45 with 2:23 left to play, but Hinkle then hit

a 3-pointer that sealed it.

Kore White led FAU with 13 points.