BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Rashad Smith scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds and James Woodard added 19 points as Tulsa defeated Florida Atlantic 71-52 on Thursday night.
Tulsa shot out to a 34-18 lead at halftime, shooting 41.2 percent to FAU’s 25 percent. The Golden Hurricane kept their double-digit lead in the second half and led by as many as 26 points with 3:38 to go. Tulsa finished at 47.5 percent shooting while holding FAU to 31.3 percent, the ninth straight opponent the Golden Hurricane have held under 40 percent.
Tulsa (14-12, 9-3 Conference USA) has won four consecutive games and 10 of their last 13.
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D’Andre Johnson scored 12 points, Justin Raffington scored 10 and added nine rebounds while Marquan Botley scored 11 points for the Owls (10-17, 5-7).
Tulsa outrebounded FAU 42-32 with the Golden Hurricane grabbing 12 on the offensive boards and holding a 44-18 scoring advantage in the paint.