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
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.