The Panthers (3-4) rebounded from a Monday night loss to South Carolina, a Final Four team last season, by shooting 52.5 percent from the floor (31-for-59) with Nunez making five of the team's eight 3-point shots. Brian Beard added 15 points with four assists, Trejon Jacob scored 11 points and Isaiah Banks 10 on 5-for-7 shooting.
Terence Johnson paced the Conquistadors (7-4), who compete in the USCAA, with 12 points and Christian Anglada added 10.
Johnson twice gave Florida National a lead in the early going, but Beard drove for a layup that put FIU out front 13-12 and sparked a 13-0 run by the Panthers that ended with a Banks dunk. The FIU lead was 44-31 as Nunez nailed a 3-pointer just before halftime.
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