Brown's jumper with 39 seconds left put the Dukes (2-1) up 61-56, but he failed to convert the 3-point play. Daviyon Draper answered with two free throws for the Golden Panthers (2-1). Winston Grays III missed two foul shots for James Madison, but Brown grabbed the offensive rebound and made two free throws at 24 seconds.
After a FIU basket, Brown made one of two foul shots. After a Golden Panthers free throw, Tom Vodanovich missed two. That gave FIU a last chance, but Donte McGill missed a 3-pointer with time running out.
Ron Curry had 12 points and Vodanovich 10 for James Madison, which went 14 of 25 from the line.
Draper had 17 points for FIU. The Golden Panthers were 9 of 19 at the line.