Florida Atlantic beats James Madison 81-64

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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP)—Andrey Semenov scored 17 points, Julius Wells added 15 and James Madison dominated the second half to beat Florida Atlantic 81-64 on Tuesday.

Kyle Swanston hit three 3-pointers in a 21-4 run early in the second half to blow open a close game for the Dukes (3-2) in their final game in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Xavier Perkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Owls (3-3), who missed 14 of their first 18 shots after halftime to send first-year coach Mike Jarvis to his second straight loss.

Playing in front of a sparse crowd before host Davidson’s game against Loyola (Md.), James Madison shot 55 percent in the second half and dominated the glass with Wells, Abdulai Jalloh and Pierre Curtis all grabbing seven rebounds.

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 Florida Atlantic
Xavier Perkins Xavier Perkins
6-11,  20 Pts
11 Rebs, 3 Assists
 James Madison
Andrey Semenov Andrey Semenov
8-10,  17 Pts
3 Rebs, 0 Assists

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