Osaghae sparks FIU run in 2nd half, defeat Charlotte 67-52
Antonio Daye, Jr. added 14 points for Florida International (18-11, 9-7 Conference USA) while Trejon Jacob scored 13. Osaghae entered the game as the national leader in blocked shots with 109, averaging 3.89 per game.
The Panthers broke away from a 32-30 halftime lead, holding Charlotte to a season-low 22 points in the second half. The 49ers made just six second-half field goals and shot 23% in the final period.
Osaghae scored nine points as FIU opened the second half with a 17-2 run to put the game out of reach.
The Panthers evened the season series against the 49ers with the win. Charlotte defeated Florida International 75-49 on Jan. 25. Florida International plays Louisiana Tech on the road on Wednesday. Charlotte matches up against North Texas at home on Wednesday.