BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Xavian Stapleton had 14 points as Florida Atlantic beat Rice 60-41 on Saturday. Karlis Silins added 10 points for Florida Atlantic, who held Rice to 26.7 percent shooting, the lowest mark of the season for a Florida Atlantic opponent.
Rice put up 12 first-half points, a season low for the team.
Florida Atlantic (16-11, 7-7) and Rice next play in Conference USA's inaugural bonus-play format with opponents to be determined later Saturday.
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