CONWAY, S.C. -- Florida International won for the first time under coach Richard Pitino with an 87-77 victory over Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Florida International led 37-31 at the half and extended it to 50-35 just 3 minutes in on Tola Akomolafe's 3-pointer, and Coastal Carolina never got closer than seven points.
Florida International outshot Coastal Carolina 60.9 percent (14 of 23) to 46.2 percent (18 of 39) from the field in the second half and made 10 more free throws to secure the victory.
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