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Adger scores 33 to lead FAU past Middle Tennessee 63-56

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Anthony Adger poured in a career-high 33 points and Florida Atlantic defeated Middle Tennessee 63-56 on Saturday, handing the Blue Raiders their first 0-2 start in Conference USA play since the 2006-07 season.

Adger singlehandedly kept the Owls (10-5, 1-1) in the game in the first half, accounting for 17 of their 25 points, to leave them trailing by seven at intermission. Adger sank 9 of 16 shots in the game and made 12 of 13 free throws. FAU won despite shooting just 33 percent from the floor (22 of 66), including 17 percent (4 of 23) from 3-point range. Adger buried 3 of 8 from beyond the arc, while the rest of his teammates connected on just 1 of 15.

Karlis Silins scored the first two baskets in an 11-1 run to open the second half that gave the Owls a 36-33 lead with 13:57 left to play. Anthony Green scored eight points as the Blue Raiders (3-12, 0-2) answered with an 11-3 spurt to go back on top 46-39 with 8:51 remaining. The Owls got four points apiece from Adger and Silins in an 8-0 burst and jumped back on top 47-46 with 4:55 left to play. James Hawthorne hit 1 of 2 free throws and then Adger and Green traded 3-pointers to leave the game tied at 50 with 2:33 left. Simeon Lepichev had a rebound basket and Xavian Stapleton buried a jumper with 1:39 to go to put FAU on top for good.

Green led Middle Tennessee with 20 points, while Scurry pitched in with 13 points and eight rebounds.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo FAU 10-5 253863
home team logo Middle Tenn. 3-12 322456
Team Stats
away team logo FAU 10-5 70.4 PPG 42.4 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Middle Tenn. 3-12 66.9 PPG 41.5 RPG 11.0 APG
Key Players
15
J. Ingram 18.9 PPG 8.2 RPG 2.0 APG 55.7 FG%
55
A. Green 17.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 1.6 APG 37.6 FG%
Top Scorers
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PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB