Women’s Basketball: Owls fall on the road at UTEP

The team has now lost 10 of its last 11 games

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FAU senior guard Morgan Robinson (10) shoots a 3­pointer. Robinson tallied 18 points and a career­ high six 3­pointers in the Owls' 67-62 loss to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers on Feb. 6. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Brendan Feeney, Sports Editor

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball entered Saturday on a five-game losing streak, having lost nine of its last 12 since the start of 2016.

Things wouldn’t get easier for the Owls (11-13, 3-10 Conference USA) on Saturday, as they fell to Conference USA’s top team, UTEP, 75-47.

FAU allowed the Miners (21-2, 12-1 Conference USA) to jump out to an early 12-2 lead just minutes into the game.

The Owls were able to put themselves within five at the end of the first quarter, 22-17. However, they would go on to miss 20 of their next 25 shots over the next two quarters, entering the fourth quarter down 59-30.  

As a team, FAU made 4-of-23 3-point shots throughout the game and shot only 45 percent from the free-throw line.

Two Owls were able to reach double digit point totals, as junior Kat Wright and senior Morgan Robinson scored 15 and 10 points respectively.

With the win, UTEP improves to 14-0 at home this season and remains in first place in the Conference USA standings. The Miners were led by redshirt junior guard Jenzel Nash’s 16 points.

FAU will head back to Boca Raton for its final homestand of the year, which will start on Feb. 18 against Rice University.

Brendan Feeney is the sports editor of the University Press. To contact him on this or other stories, he can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter.