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Reed leads Miami to 76-56 win over Florida Atlantic

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami used a first-half surge to deny Florida Atlantic a second consecutive upset win.

Davon Reed scored 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting and tied his career high by making 5 of 9 3-pointers to lead the Hurricanes to a 76-56 victory over the Owls on Friday night.

Miami and Florida Atlantic played their first game after a 10-day layoff for fall semester final exams. Before the break, the visiting Owls defeated Ohio State 79-77, on Dec. 6.

''We know not to underestimate any opponent,'' Reed said. ''They handled business at Ohio State. Me personally I wasn't necessarily worried about that. I was just worried about coming in and taking care of business against FAU.''

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. Reed converted 3 of 4 3-pointers in the Hurricanes' dominant first half.

''My teammates just found me and I was able to knock some down early,'' Reed said. ''I was feeling pretty good from the beginning.''

Brown scored 14 points and finished with eight rebounds. Lawrence finished with 13 points and made all three of his 3-pointers.

The Hurricanes limited Florida Atlantic (3-6) to 3 of 17 from 3-point range after the Owls converted 10 from behind the arc against Ohio State.

''The key was getting back defensively and defending the 3,'' Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. ''That was a point of emphasis and I thought the guys did a great job there.''

Marcus Neely scored 12 points and Adonis Filer finished with 11 points for the Owls.

''Coming in, on tape watching, I thought this was going to be the best defensive team that we will face all season,'' Florida Atlantic coach Michael Curry said. ''They were really good defensively.

''Once they score and get a lead it's tough to come back on them because they smother you.''

BIG PICTURE

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.

COURT SLIPPAGE

Players slipped on several occasions during the game. Watsco Center hosted Miami's fall graduation ceremony on Thursday. ''You clean it but there is still that residue that remains,'' Larranaga said of the playing surface. ''You have to clean it several times. Hopefully that won't happen again.''

MINUTES HIGH

Neely played a season-high 21 minutes against the Hurricanes. The fifth-year senior also tied a season-high six rebounds.

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes will host George Washington on Dec. 22.

Florida Atlantic: The Owls begin a four-game home stand on Dec. 21, when they host Webber International.

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Key Players
N. Rutherford
J. Newton
32.7 Min. Per Game 32.7
15.6 Pts. Per Game 15.6
3.9 Ast. Per Game 3.9
3.0 Reb. Per Game 3.0
36.1 Field Goal % 48.7
36.4 Three Point % 25.0
64.0 Free Throw % 77.8
+ 1 Marcus Neely made 2nd of 2 free throws 29.0
+ 1 Marcus Neely made 1st of 2 free throws 29.0
  Personal foul on Anthony Lawrence Jr. 29.0
  Bad pass turnover on Bruce Brown 29.0
+ 3 Frank Booker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Neely 44.0
+ 3 Davon Reed made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bruce Brown 57.0
+ 2 Marcus Neely made turnaround jump shot 1:17
+ 1 Anthony Lawrence Jr. made 3rd of 3 free throws 1:35
  Anthony Lawrence Jr. missed 2nd of 3 free throws 1:35
  Anthony Lawrence Jr. missed 1st of 3 free throws 1:35
  Shooting foul on Marcus Neely 1:35
Team Stats
Points 56 76
Field Goals 19-57 (33.3%) 25-55 (45.5%)
3-Pointers 3-17 (17.6%) 8-19 (42.1%)
Free Throws 15-18 (83.3%) 18-27 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 29 48
Offensive 6 14
Defensive 18 30
Team 5 4
Assists 7 13
Steals 4 7
Blocks 3 3
Turnovers 9 11
Fouls 19 18
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 6 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 1 AST
12T
away team logo FAU 3-6 243256
home team logo Miami (Fla.) 8-2 393776
Team Stats
away team logo FAU 3-6 70.4 PPG 42.4 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Miami (Fla.) 8-2 71.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
00
M. Neely F PPG RPG APG FG%
00
D. Reed G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Neely F 12 PTS 6 REB 1 AST
D. Reed G 21 PTS 0 REB 1 AST
33.3 FG% 45.5
17.6 3PT FG% 42.1
83.3 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Delph 9 7 0 4/9 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 1 0 1 6
F. Booker 7 1 0 2/7 1/4 2/2 3 19 0 0 0 0 1
J. Ingram 4 0 0 2/6 0/1 0/1 4 16 1 0 0 0 0
J. Cylla 3 3 0 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 24 0 0 2 0 3
N. Rutherford 3 3 4 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 26 0 2 2 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Delph 9 7 0 4/9 0/0 1/1 2 28 0 1 0 1 6
F. Booker 7 1 0 2/7 1/4 2/2 3 19 0 0 0 0 1
J. Ingram 4 0 0 2/6 0/1 0/1 4 16 1 0 0 0 0
J. Cylla 3 3 0 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 24 0 0 2 0 3
N. Rutherford 3 3 4 0/4 0/1 3/4 1 26 0 2 2 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Neely 12 6 1 5/7 0/1 2/2 2 21 1 0 2 2 4
A. Filer 11 0 0 3/9 1/4 4/4 1 23 0 0 2 0 0
G. Troutman 5 1 1 2/7 1/4 0/0 1 13 0 0 0 0 1
W. Pfister 2 2 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 4 18 1 0 0 2 0
J. Massey 0 1 1 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 12 1 0 1 0 1
J. Hill - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Shorten - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Phillips - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 56 24 7 19/57 3/17 15/18 19 200 4 3 9 6 18
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Reed 21 0 1 6/10 5/9 4/4 0 34 1 2 2 0 0
B. Brown 14 8 6 4/11 0/3 6/8 2 38 2 0 2 2 6
D. Huell 9 10 0 4/10 0/0 1/2 2 24 1 1 0 4 6
J. Newton 8 6 6 3/9 0/1 2/2 2 23 1 0 1 0 6
K. Murphy 7 10 0 3/6 0/0 1/5 3 23 0 0 1 3 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Reed 21 0 1 6/10 5/9 4/4 0 34 1 2 2 0 0
B. Brown 14 8 6 4/11 0/3 6/8 2 38 2 0 2 2 6
D. Huell 9 10 0 4/10 0/0 1/2 2 24 1 1 0 4 6
J. Newton 8 6 6 3/9 0/1 2/2 2 23 1 0 1 0 6
K. Murphy 7 10 0 3/6 0/0 1/5 3 23 0 0 1 3 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Lawrence Jr. 13 6 0 4/5 3/3 2/4 3 23 1 0 1 3 3
E. Izundu 2 2 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 4 6 1 0 3 1 1
D. Vasiljevic 2 2 0 1/4 0/3 0/0 2 26 0 0 1 1 1
R. Miller 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
C. Stowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Gilmore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 44 13 25/55 8/19 18/27 18 200 7 3 11 14 30