Richardson Maitre and Scuta Taylor led the way for the Owls with 17, two of five players who scored in double digits on the night.
Jailyn Ingram added his first double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
“Jailyn dominated the glass, that’s what (the coaching staff) challenged him to do and he’s capable of doing it every single night,” FAU coach Dusty May said. “He just presents so many challenges. We used him as a point guard against the press. When you have a guy that you can play as a point guard, you can play him as a (center) and he can defend both of those positions, then you’re able to do some different things offensively against a team like Marshall.”
FAU (14-9, 6-4) trailed for less than a minute in the night and led by double digits much of the second half, but Marshall (10-13, 4-6) did cut the Owls’ lead to five on two occasions, the second time coming with 5:25 remaining.
The Owls, however, held Marshall scoreless for the next 3:30, launching a 13-0 run that effectively sealed the victory.
FAU’s 91 points is the most it’s scored in regulation against a Division I opponent this season. The Owls outrebounded Marshall 45-42 and shot 50.7% from the floor, the fifth time this season that they have made at least half their field goal attempts.
The victory keeps FAU in a tie for with place with FIU and Charlotte. FAU and FIU meet twice in the coming weeks, on Wednesday in Miami, then Saturday in Boca Raton.