MIAMI -- Osasumwen Osaghae, recognized with Senior Day honors just prior to the game, scored Florida International's first points, finished with 13 and added three blocks as FIU topped Florida Atlantic 69-50 in a rivalry game on Wednesday night.
The teams meet again Saturday at FAU's Boca Raton court.
Osaghae, the NCAA leader in blocked shots, pushed his total to 97.
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