NCAAB Game Recap - Florida Atlantic at Miami (FL)
Fri Nov 8, 2019 7:00 PM EST

E KY
49
KY
91
F
UNCG
62
Kansas
74
F
ColSt
55
Duke
89
F
UNC
78
UNCW
62
F
IL-C
46
Mem
92
F
Baylor
64
Wash
67
F
Web
34
UtSt
89
F
Sien
63
Xav
81
F
BGSU
79
LSU
88
F
David
66
Aub
76
F
N TX
56
VACom
59
F
(N/A)
51
E MI
93
F
(N/A)
76
Mercer
84
F
Oakl
53
Del
56
F
(N/A)
62
USC-Up
103
F
USMMA
43
Army
80
F
(N/A)
64
SCSt
79
F
(N/A)
53
Norf
93
F
(N/A)
54
Elon
95
F
Dart
68
Buff
63
F
Akr
84
WVU
94
F
(N/A)
65
Jacksn
83
F
ArkSt
43
Miss
71
F
(N/A)
37
Yale
94
F
Maris
58
VMI
56
F
Copp
42
VaTec
74
F
(N/A)
31
Tows
100
F
Vermt
61
StBon
59
F
StFPA
98
Rich
100
F(OT)
ChaSo
49
NCAT
63
F
FlAtl
60
Mia-FL
74
F
UMassL
87
LongI
74
F
Longw
65
GMas
76
F
LoyIL
63
Furm
87
F
Niag
64
Drex
72
F
Rider
81
DelSt
54
F
SacHr
67
UConn
89
F
W&M
79
Amer
70
F
(N/A)
47
Campbl
101
F
TexSA
60
SIU
72
F
(N/A)
66
CoCar
102
F
Radf
60
Lib
66
F
FaDi
59
DeP
70
F
E IL
52
Wisc
65
F
(N/A)
71
NW
61
F
NoKY
56
Mizzu
71
F
SamH
58
MisSt
67
F
(N/A)
61
Lamar
106
F
Harv
79
NE
84
F
Reinh
55
GaSo
109
F
Eccle
52
Gram
147
F
HBU
81
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
59
FlInt
101
F
ECU
57
Navy
62
F
MsVl
49
Utah
143
F
Ill
83
GrCan
71
F
SIU-E
60
Iowa
87
F
SDak
72
Pacif
62
F
CalLu
56
CBap
112
F
CAPoly
63
SCla
77
F
(N/A)
27
Sac
76
F
InWor
61
N CO
83
F
AzSt
71
Colora
81
F
Portl
65
USC
76
F
FlaAM
52
HI
65
F

Nov 8, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Florida Atlantic (1-1)

26

34

60

Miami (FL) (1-1)

35

39

74

Lykes scores 15 helps lead Miami past Florida Atlantic 74-60
Fri Nov 8, 2019 10:34 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami capitalized from the lessons learned in its season-opening loss to Louisville.

Three days after their double-digit defeat to the No. 5 Cardinals, the Hurricanes defeated Florida Atlantic 74-60 Friday night. Chris Lykes scored 15 points and freshman guard Harlond Beverly added 14 points to lead Miami.

"Not everyone is going to come out for the first game and be perfect," said Hurricanes forward Sam Waardenburg, who finished with nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds. "Every game you're going to learn something. Louisville we learned a lot. Tonight we learned as well."

The Hurricanes withstood a challenge from Florida Atlantic and secured the win with a 12-0 run late in the second half. Consecutive 3-pointers from Beverly and Dejan Vasiljevic capped the run for a 67-50 lead with 5:08 remaining.

Rodney Miller was Miami's third double figure scorer with a career-high 12 points.

"We were able to build up the lead and then do a nice job in the second half of sustaining the lead," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "They made a run and we were able to fight back and finish strong."

The Owls (1-1) rallied from a 16-point deficit early in the second half with an 18-5 spurt. Madiaw Niang's lay-up with 10:29 left reduced Miami's lead to 51-48.

Karlis Silins scored 12 points for Florida Atlantic.

"I thought we made a really good run in the second half to make the game interesting and Miami responded like a good veteran well-led team," Florida Atlantic coach Dusty May said. "Like most young teams our offense fueled our defense. We started playing with much more of an edge."

Lykes scored six points in the first 3:14 of the second half to give Miami a 43-28 lead. Vasiljevic's 3-pointer with 16:20 remaining increased the lead to 46-30. The guards' early second half output overcame a difficult first half for both. Lykes scored four points and Vasiljevic was scoreless in the first half.

"You're always concerned at halftime as a coach when your two leading scorers really haven't done much" Larranaga said.

Beverly's two free throws with 1:14 remaining capped an 8-0 run gave the Hurricanes' their largest lead of the first half at 33-24. Miami regained its nine-point advantage and led 35-26 at halftime after Isaiah Wong's two free throws with 13 seconds left.

DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENT:

The Hurricanes limited the Owls to 35 percent shooting and 27 percent from beyond the arc. In Tuesday's season-opener Louisville shot 54 percent and 47 percent on 3-pointers.

"We're not a strong defensive team yet," Larranaga said. "Hopefully, we're improving. I thought tonight we did some things better defensively than we did on Tuesday night. Florida Atlantic came in with a very aggressive mindset and really attacked us."

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE:

With only one senior on his roster, May values the importance of playing early-season games against Power Five opponents.

"We got knocked off balance a few times," May said. "This is something with inexperienced guys that you learn from and grow from it. It definitely made us a better team tonight."

BIG PICTURE:

Florida Atlantic: the Owls' roster features a significant international presence. Karlis Silins, of Latvia, Senegal's Madiaw Niang and Canada's Richardson Maitre started Friday. Reserves Aleksandar Zecevic, of Serbia, and Kosovo's Dardan Kapiti, played 19 and four minutes, respectively.

Miami: freshmen will figure prominently in the Hurricanes' rotation after an absence last season. Wong, Beverly and Anthony Walker were high school seniors last years and already have played more than 12 minutes in their first two college games.

UP NEXT:

Florida Atlantic: the Owls conclude their two-game Power Five road set Monday at Alabama.

Miami: the Hurricanes play their first road game of the season Tuesday at Central Florida.

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Leaders

Florida Atlantic PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Kapiti 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Robertson 0 0 2 1 0 1
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Gak 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Lykes 15 0 2 3 2 0

Team Comparison

FlAtl Mia-FL
Points For 60 74
Field Goals 23/66-35% 30/66-45%
Three Pointers 6/22-27% 5/18-28%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 9/14-64%
Offensive Rebounds 17 11
Defensive Rebounds 27 28
Rebounds 47 47
Blocks 7 3
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 15 6
Personal Fouls 14 10
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 8 FlAtl 60 @ Mia-FL 74 R. Maitre 2 I. Wong 4

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 5,168
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