Men’s basketball: Owls’ offense sputters in 63-38 loss to Arkansas State

Mohamed Abdihakim

Brandon Peterson finishes strong on a fast break. Photo courtesy of Arkansas State Media Relations.
Brandon Peterson finishes strong on a fast break. Photo courtesy of Arkansas State Media Relations.
The Owls fell to Arkansas State by a score of 63-38, never leading at any point in the game.

FAU’s points total represented their lowest all season, while shooting just 31.7 percent from the field. The percentage was just one indicator of the Owls’ defense tonight. They missed all 10 of their 3-point shots and finished the night with just two assists as a team.

FAU’s struggles started early as Arkansas State took an early 15-4 lead. That translated into a 30-18 deficit for the Owls at halftime.

The second half proved to be just as mistake-ridden as the first. In a 20 point second half, FAU starters combined to score six points. All six of those points were scored by senior guard Greg Gantt. FAU’s 21 turnovers became 27 points for Arkansas State.

The Owls were led by senior guard Greg Gantt’s 13 points, falling well below his 22 points per game average.

The Owls return to The Burrow to face Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday, Jan. 31. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.