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Florida Atlantic 67, Texas-El Paso 59

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas - Johnell Davis scored 20 points on 6-for-9 shooting and No. 24 Florida Atlantic extended its program record for consecutive wins to 18 with a 67-59 win over UTEP.

Davis hit 2 of 3 attempts from 3-point distance and was perfect on six shots from the line for FAU (19-1, 9-0 Conference USA). Vladislav Goldin finished with 11 points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Owls.

Calvin Solomon finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Tae Hardy also scored 16 points for UTEP (11-9, 4-5). Mario McKinney Jr. added 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Goldin scored consecutive baskets in the paint to spark a 12-0 opening run and Owls never trailed. UTEP went 0 for 6 from the field and committed seven turnovers before Calvin Solomon hit a jumper with 13:11 left in the first half.

The Miners twice cut their deficit to six points before Boyd scored inside and Davis followed with a jumper and 3-pointer as Florida Atlantic scored nine of the final 11 points before halftime to take a 37-24 lead into intermission.

Otis Frazier III put back McKinney's missed layup to cap six consecutive UTEP points and pull the Miners within nine points with 15 minutes to play, but Michael Forrest answered with a 3-pointer to make it 44-32 with 14:14 to go.

Florida Atlantic made 8 of 10 from the free-throw line - Davis hit 4 of 4 - in the final two minutes to seal it.

FAU - which went into the game ranked No. 15 nationally and first in C-USA in rebounding margin (plus-7.4) was outrebounded by the Miners 43-40, committed a season-high 20 turnovers and tied its season high with 10 missed free throws on 31 attempts.

The Owls have won three consecutive road games by an average of nearly 12 points since the release of the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, where they were ranked for the first time in school history.

January 21, 2023


Florida Atlantic
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
V. Goldin F 23 4-7 3-4 0-0 2-6 0 3 0 0 3 11
B. Greenlee G 27 1-3 3-4 1-2 1-3 2 1 1 4 2 6
N. Boyd G 26 2-5 1-2 1-2 0-5 4 0 1 4 2 6
J. Gaffney G 24 0-4 3-4 0-4 0-2 2 0 1 1 2 3
B. Weatherspoon G 12 1-5 2-2 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 5
J. Davis   29 6-9 6-6 2-3 1-6 0 0 0 4 1 20
A. Martin   22 1-4 1-2 0-1 1-5 1 1 0 2 4 3
M. Forrest   19 2-5 2-5 1-2 0-2 1 0 0 3 1 7
G. Rosado   11 3-5 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 6
I. Gaines   5 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 1 2 0
Totals   198 20-47
(.426)
21-31
(.677)
6-16
(.375)
8-40 10 5 3 20 21 67


UTEP
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Solomon F 35 5-13 6-8 0-1 7-10 1 0 3 2 3 16
O. Frazier III F 26 3-7 0-1 0-1 3-8 0 0 1 3 5 6
Z. Onyema F 15 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 2 4 2
T. Hardy G 33 5-12 4-4 2-5 1-3 0 0 1 1 3 16
S. Givance G 27 1-7 2-2 0-2 0-4 2 0 3 5 4 4
M. McKinney Jr.   31 3-14 4-6 1-4 2-7 0 0 2 1 4 11
C. Lemus   16 2-6 0-0 0-1 0-5 0 0 0 1 0 4
J. Dos Anjos   9 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K. Kalu   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Sibley   4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 20-65
(.308)
16-21
(.762)
3-16
(.188)
16-43 3 2 10 15 24 59
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