Boca Raton, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Rashad Smith finished with 20 points and eight rebounds as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane completed a 71-52 rout of the Florida Atlantic Owls in a Conference USA tilt at FAU Arena.
James Woodard added 19 points for Tulsa (14-12, 9-3 C-USA) as it picked up its fourth consecutive victory. Rashad Ray dealt out six assists and grabbed seven boards off the bench.
D'Andre Johnson paced the Owls (10-17, 5-7) with 12 points. Marquan Botley scored 11 points, while Justin Raffington tallied 10 points and nine boards.
FAU was limited to 25 percent efficiency from the floor in the opening 20 minutes of the contest. The Golden Hurricane coasted to a 34-18 halftime lead by shooting 41.2 percent from the field in the first half.
Tulsa heated up to sink 56 percent of its field goal attempts in the second stanza. The Owls were held to makes on 37.5 percent of their shots from the floor and outscored, 24-10, in the paint after the break.
The Golden Hurricane never trailed and enjoyed a 42-32 advantage in total rebounds.