Florida Atlantic blew out Florida International on Thursday, running up the score in a 71-51 win at Ocean Bank Convocation Center.
Bettors who backed Florida Atlantic were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -5.5 at sportsbooks.
Florida Atlantic got 13 points from Alijah Martin and another 12 points from Michael Forrest. Michael Forrest contributed 3 assists, while Vladislav Goldin cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Florida International got a 13-point performance from Clevon Brown, who was supported by 11 points from Eric Lovett. Javaunte Hawkins had 6 assists in a losing cause for Florida International, while Eric Lovett grabbed 6 rebounds.
Florida Atlantic won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-26.