Men’s Basketball: Owls drop second straight loss 74-48 at East Carolina

Offensive struggles put game away early

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Owls guard Adonis Filer (3) dribbles around Bobcats defender Armand Shoon (1) in the first half of play on Nov. 5 versus St. Thomas. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Hans Belot Jr., Contributing Writer

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball wasn’t able to convert on its chances against East Carolina University Tuesday night, falling 74-48 to the Pirates in its first game in 10 days.

The Owls (1-5) shot 19-of-53 from the field, including 5-of-23 from the 3-point line, with both totals being a season low. FAU’s scoring was led by senior guard Solomon Poole, who finished with 11 points. Sophomore center C.J. Turman and senior guard Jackson Trapp each had nine points.

FAU only shot 1-of-12 to start the game and committed five turnovers. By halftime ECU led 32-14, with the Owls shooting just 20 percent from the field.

Head coach Michael Curry’s team did manage to improve their play in the second half by shooting 14-of-28 from the field, but they were unable to overcome the deficit as the Pirates led by as many as 31 points. B.J. Tyson led ECU with 15 points and nine rebounds.

With the win, the Pirates improve to 4-3 on the season. The Owls’ loss is their second in a row and fifth in the last six games.

FAU’s next game will be at home on Thursday, Dec. 10, versus Ave Maria University at 7 p.m.

Hans Belot Jr. is a contributing writer with the University Press. To contact him on this or other stories, email him at [email protected]