Weatherspoon leads No. 21 FAU over Western Kentucky 70-63
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Weatherspoon scored 14 factors and No. 21 Florida Atlantic defeated Western Kentucky 70-63 on Saturday to stay undefeated at residence.
The victory prolonged FAU’s successful streak to a program-record 20 video games, which is now the nation’s longest. The Owls’ 21 victories on the season ties their Division I report set in 2010-11. Western Kentucky (11-11, 3-8 Convention USA) has misplaced 5 straight.
Not like their assembly two weeks earlier than, FAU couldn’t shake W. Kentucky. The Hilltoppers trailed FAU (21-1, 11-0) by three with lower than two minutes remaining earlier than the Owls closed them out.
Each groups shot 37% on the afternoon, however the Owls drained 13 three-pointers, in comparison with solely two for the Hilltoppers.
FAU scored seven factors within the closing 33 seconds of the primary half to take a 35-30 lead into the locker room.
Weatherspoon’s three-pointer with 41 seconds remaining within the first half began the run. Johnell Davis’ steal then led to a dunk by Brenen Lorient. Alijah Martin adopted with one other steal, and his layup barely beat the halftime horn.
Martin scored eight whereas grabbing seven rebounds.
Jordan Rawls led all scorers with 17 for W. Kentucky. Dayvion McKnight and Emmanuel Akot every had 16.
Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers performed a second consecutive recreation with out main scorer Luke Frampton, who will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. … Getting into the sport, 7-foot-5 middle Jamarion Sharp’s 84 blocked photographs led the nation. He added yet another on Saturday afternoon.
Florida Atlantic: The Owls entered the sport averaging 38.3 factors per recreation off the bench, most within the nation. … After draining two 3-pointers on Saturday, senior guard Michael Forrest wants two 3-pointers to tie Greg Gantt’s FAU profession report of 287. … FAU performed in entrance of a house sellout for the second consecutive recreation. Not historically recognized for giant crowds, the Owls introduced their remaining 4 residence video games have additionally bought out.
Western Kentucky: Hosts UTSA on Thursday night time.
Florida Atlantic: Visits UAB on Thursday night time.
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