Florida International defeats Monmouth, N.J. 80-61

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Miami (AP)—Michael Dominguez scored 22 points and Nikola Gacesa added 20 as Florida International defeated Monmouth 80-61 Monday night.

Russell Hicks added 12 points, and Cedric Essola had a game-high 10 rebounds as the Golden Panthers (2-0)forced 13 turnovers.

Travis Taylor led the way for Monmouth (0-2), scoring 13 points and grabbing five rebounds.

Florida International had a good night from behind the 3-point arc, hitting 8 of 16 shots. The Golden Panthers also out rebounded Monmouth 36-26 in the victory.

Florida International went into the locker room leading Monmouth 43-24 before the teams scored 39 points each in the second half.

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Travis Taylor Travis Taylor
6-9,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Florida Intl.
Michael Dominguez Michael Dominguez
7-11,  22 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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