CORAL GABLES (AP) — Davon Reed scored 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting and tied his career high by making 5 of 9 3-pointers to lead Miami to a 76-56 victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday night.
Miami (8-2) took the lead for good after a 12-2 run during a 4:36 stretch midway through the first half. Anthony Lawrence keyed the surge with two 3-pointers. Lawrence’s second 3 with 8:05 remaining capped the spurt and increased the Hurricanes’ lead to 20-12.
Bruce Brown’s layup with 1:03 to go gave Miami its largest advantage of the first half at 39-22.
Brown scored 14 points and finished with eight rebounds. Lawrence finished with 13 points and made all three of his 3-pointers.
Marcus Neely scored 13 points to lead the Owls (3-6) in their first game since a 79-77 victory over Ohio State on Dec. 6.
Miami: Kamari Murphy finished with 10 rebounds despite missing 11 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Murphy has double-figure rebounds in four of his last six games.
Florida Atlantic: The Owls scored a season-low 24 points in the first half. Florida Atlantic’s previous low was 27 in its 64-63 loss against Hawaii on Nov. 14.
Miami: The Hurricanes will host George Washington on Dec. 22.
Florida Atlantic: The Owls begin a four-game home stand Dec 21, when they face Webber International.
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