Oliver’s career-best 21 lifts Monarchs over FAU 65-55
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A.J. Oliver II scored a career-high 21 points as Old Dominion raced away after halftime to defeat Florida Atlantic 65-55 on Saturday night.
Old Dominion held a 31-28 halftime lead but blew away to a 20-9 start to the second half. The Owls cut the gap to five during the streak, but three straight 3-pointers pushed the Monarchs ahead 51-37 a little more than six minutes into the second half.
FAU didn’t get closer than seven the rest of the way and its 30% field goal percentage was the worst mark by an Old Dominion opponent this season.
Old Dominion plays Southern Miss on the road on Thursday. Florida Atlantic plays Western Kentucky at home on Thursday.