Scores

Final

Florida Atl 69

(5-5, 1-1 Sun Belt)

Miami (FL) 87

(11-1, 0-1 ACC)

4:00 PM ET, December 19, 2009

1 2 T
FAU 23 4669
MIA 43 4487

Top Performers

Florida Atlantic: R. Taylor 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

Miami (FL): D. Collins 17 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Blk

Miami 87, Florida Atlantic 69

Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. -- James Dews scored 15 points and the Miami Hurricanes had a big rebounding advantage to beat Florida Atlantic 87-69 on Saturday in the first game of the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

Dews scored all of his points in the first half, when Miami built a 43-23 lead. Dwayne Collins had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who enjoyed a 55-31 edge on the boards.

Miami had 24 offensive rebounds and shot 8-for-16 from 3-point range.

The Hurricanes improved to 11-1, with their lone loss a one-point defeat at Boston College on Dec. 6. They won for the 19th time in 20 games against the Owls.

Raymond Taylor had 23 points and seven assists for Florida Atlantic, which fell to 5-5. The Owls ran off 10 consecutive points early in the second half and closed the margin to 45-35 but could get no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
MIA
Points 69 87
FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 30-69 (.435)
3P Made-Attempted 8-23 (.348) 8-16 (.500)
FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 19-29 (.655)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 23

2009-10 Season

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