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Florida Atlantic 91, Thomas 67

December 1, 1996

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) _ Craig Buchanan scored 21 points, including 14 in the second half, to lead Florida Atlantic’s over Thomas 91-67 on Saturday night.

Florida Atlantic (1-3) jumped out to a 15-4 lead with just under 15 minutes remaining in the first half.

Cedric Peoples scored 17, including nine in the first half, to give the Owls a 39-32 lead at the half.

Florida Atlantic used tough defense to keep Thomas from mounting a comeback. Damon Arnette and Cedric Peoples pulled down 11 rebounds each.

Thomas was led by Michael Scrogham with 22 points, while Dimitric Salters added 16.

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