EL PASO, Texas -- Anthony Adger drained a career-best 8 of 11 from long range and scored 27 points as Florida Atlantic walked over UTEP 61-48 on Thursday night.
Adger made 3 of 6 from deep and had 11 points in the first half as Florida Atlantic took a 30-19 lead into the break. The Miners fared better in the second period, but Florida Atlantic still won the final half 31-29.
The Miners were just 6 of 26 from the floor in the first half and finished 15 of 53 (28 percent). Florida Atlantic shot 40 percent (23-58) from the floor and nailed 13 of 26 from distance (50 percent).
Michael Forrest added nine points to go with six rebounds and six assists for the Owls (14-10, 5-6 Conference USA), who have won three of their last four games after dropping four in a row.
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