Massey has hot start, leads FAU to 75-64 win over Charlotte (Jan 18, 2018)

BY AP • January 18, 2018

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Justin Massey drilled five treys to total 17 points in the first half as Florida Atlantic rolled to its third straight win, beating Charlotte 75-64 on Thursday night.

Massey finished with 19 points with Jailyn Ingram, William Pfister and Amir Smith totaling 11 points apiece for FAU (9-9, 3-3 Conference USA), which had dropped six straight before starting on the current win streak.

The Owls never trailed, leading 38-27 at the break and took an early 42-29 lead in the second half. They kept a double-digit lead throughout the second period.

FAU made five more field goals than Charlotte, hitting 6 of 12 from long range, while the 49ers made 5 of 14 from distance.

Jon Davis had 25 points and Austin Ajukwa added 14 for Charlotte (5-12, 1-5), which has lost four straight.



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