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Izundu's double-double leads Miami past FAU 75-55

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Ebuka Izundu had one double-double in his first three seasons.

He has two in four days.

Izundu scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and the Miami Hurricanes rolled to a 75-55 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

''He's just a terrific young man and he's playing really well,'' Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said. ''He's playing with a lot of confidence.''

Izundu had 15 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Houston Baptist and has helped the Hurricanes (7-4) win consecutive games for the first time since winning five straight to begin the season.

''There's a lot of teams that have had really good weeks and players, but he's got to be in consideration for ACC Player of the Week this week with the way he's played in two wins,'' Larranaga said. ''Hopefully he gets that recognition. He deserves it.''

Anthony Lawrence scored 17 points with eight rebounds and eight assists, Chris Lykes had 12 points and seven assists, and Dejan Vasiljevic chipped in nine points for the Hurricanes.

''We've been practicing on offense moving the ball faster, getting into it faster, trying to find an easier way to score, and for everybody to get into the offense,'' Lawrence said.

Miami shot 51 percent (29 of 57) from the floor with 21 assists while holding FAU to 33 percent (20 of 60).

The Hurricanes jumped out to a 19-5 lead to begin the game and used a 14-2 run to extend the lead to 35-11.

''I thought we played the best first half of basketball that we've played this season at both ends of the court,'' Larranaga said. ''We defended, we rebounded, and on offense we just shared the ball, had a lot of good shots, found the open man extremely well.''

Miami's lead was 46-23 at halftime. The lead grew to 32 midway through the second half.

''We came out there aggressive in the second half,'' Lawrence said.

FAU (8-4) was led by Anthony Adger's 19 points. The Owls have lost two of three.

''I wish we could have gotten off to a better start and given our young guys some confidence to hang around and maybe see what could happen, but I thought Miami played very physical, aggressively, and some of their role players did a good job of changing shots at the rim and then obviously their shooters made shots,'' FAU head coach Dusty May said. ''They did what they were supposed to do. They out-toughed us, they out-physicaled us, and we couldn't get deep in their bench. They stayed out of foul trouble. Hats off to them. I thought they played hard.''

BIG PICTURE

FAU: The Owls have posted their two lowest field-goal percentages of the season in the last three games as they shot 29 percent (23 of 80) in a 75-71 loss at Arkansas State.

Miami: Redshirt freshman guard Anthony Mack scored a season-high eight points with two 3-pointers off the bench and has chipped in 14 points in the last two games providing much-needed depth as Miami continues to play with just seven scholarship players.

UP NEXT

FAU: The Owls plays at Illinois on Dec. 29 in their final nonconference game.

Miami: The Hurricanes host Campbell on Dec. 29 to wrap up nonconference play.

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Key Players
J. Ingram
15 F
A. Lawrence II
33.8 Min. Per Game 33.8
13.1 Pts. Per Game 13.1
2.5 Ast. Per Game 2.5
6.0 Reb. Per Game 6.0
55.7 Field Goal % 47.0
42.5 Three Point % 33.9
86.7 Free Throw % 78.3
+ 1 Jaylen Sebree made 2nd of 2 free throws 14.0
+ 1 Jaylen Sebree made 1st of 2 free throws 14.0
  Shooting foul on Anthony Lawrence II 14.0
  Offensive rebound by Madiaw Niang 26.0
  Madiaw Niang missed layup 28.0
  Shot clock violation turnover on Miami (Fla.) 38.0
+ 2 Madiaw Niang made layup 1:16
  Offensive rebound by Madiaw Niang 1:14
  Jaylen Sebree missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:16
+ 1 Zach Johnson made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:41
+ 1 Zach Johnson made 1st of 2 free throws 1:41
Team Stats
Points 55 75
Field Goals 20-60 (33.3%) 29-57 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 9-29 (31.0%) 9-28 (32.1%)
Free Throws 6-9 (66.7%) 8-10 (80.0%)
Total Rebounds 35 35
Offensive 9 4
Defensive 19 28
Team 7 3
Assists 11 21
Steals 3 10
Blocks 0 4
Turnovers 16 10
Fouls 16 13
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
19 PTS, 13 REB
12T
away team logo FAU 8-4 233255
home team logo Miami (Fla.) 7-4 462975
Team Stats
away team logo FAU 8-4 70.4 PPG 42.4 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Miami (Fla.) 7-4 71.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 12.9 APG
Key Players
3
A. Adger G 15.5 PPG 4.2 RPG 2.6 APG 36.4 FG%
15
E. Izundu C 10.9 PPG 8.3 RPG 1.0 APG 65.3 FG%
Top Scorers
A. Adger G 19 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
E. Izundu C 19 PTS 13 REB 0 AST
33.3 FG% 50.9
31.0 3PT FG% 32.1
66.7 FT% 80.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Adger 19 4 2 7/14 5/9 0/1 2 31 2 0 4 0 4
J. Sebree 18 1 1 6/14 4/7 2/2 2 28 0 0 3 0 1
M. Niang 4 6 1 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 26 1 0 2 2 4
K. Silins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
R. Maitre 0 1 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 14 0 0 1 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Adger 19 4 2 7/14 5/9 0/1 2 31 2 0 4 0 4
J. Sebree 18 1 1 6/14 4/7 2/2 2 28 0 0 3 0 1
M. Niang 4 6 1 2/6 0/2 0/0 2 26 1 0 2 2 4
K. Silins 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
R. Maitre 0 1 0 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 14 0 0 1 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Lepichev 5 7 1 2/5 0/1 1/2 2 31 0 0 1 4 3
M. Forrest 5 4 5 2/9 0/4 1/2 3 29 0 0 4 0 4
A. Zecevic 4 5 1 1/4 0/0 2/2 0 14 0 0 1 3 2
C. Jackson 0 0 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
K. Ellis 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 0 0
X. Stapleton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Ingram - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Winchester - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Merete - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Anglero - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 55 28 11 20/60 9/29 6/9 16 200 3 0 16 9 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Izundu 19 13 0 9/11 0/0 1/2 1 31 2 3 1 2 11
A. Lawrence II 17 8 8 6/12 3/8 2/2 2 33 1 0 3 2 6
C. Lykes 12 1 7 5/12 0/4 2/2 4 29 3 0 2 0 1
D. Vasiljevic 9 5 3 3/7 3/7 0/0 0 33 1 0 1 0 5
S. Waardenburg 4 2 1 1/5 1/4 1/2 1 29 0 0 2 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Izundu 19 13 0 9/11 0/0 1/2 1 31 2 3 1 2 11
A. Lawrence II 17 8 8 6/12 3/8 2/2 2 33 1 0 3 2 6
C. Lykes 12 1 7 5/12 0/4 2/2 4 29 3 0 2 0 1
D. Vasiljevic 9 5 3 3/7 3/7 0/0 0 33 1 0 1 0 5
S. Waardenburg 4 2 1 1/5 1/4 1/2 1 29 0 0 2 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
A. Mack 8 0 2 3/4 2/3 0/0 2 21 1 0 0 0 0
Z. Johnson 6 3 0 2/6 0/2 2/2 3 23 2 1 1 0 3
W. Herenton 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Hernandez - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McGusty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Proctor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 75 32 21 29/57 9/28 8/10 13 200 10 4 10 4 28