HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Greg Gantt scored 17 points and Florida Atlantic held off Hofstra for a 63-59 victory on Saturday.
Raymond Taylor was 4 of 5 from the 3-point line and scored 14 points for the Owls (6-4), who have won three consecutive games.
Florida Atlantic led throughout the second half, but Hofstra (5-4) cut the margin to 58-57 on Charles Jenkins' jumper with 3:26 remaining.
Taylor hit a 3-pointer for a 61-57 lead with 1:55 remaining and Hofstra countered with Greg Washington's two free throws to trail 61-59 with 1:30 left.
Taylor closed out the scoring with two free throws with 42 seconds to play.
Jenkins, who scored 40 points on Wednesday night, finished with 32. He hit three 3-pointers, but the Pride, which had won four consecutive games, was 5 for 20 from behind the arc (25 percent).
Brett Royster added 10 points for Florida Atlantic.
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