Men’s basketball: inaccuracy from free-throw line costs FAU in San Antonio

The Owls shot 40 percent from the charity stripe.


Junior Gerdarius Troutman (14) made five 3-pointers in the Owls loss to UTSA on Thursday. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran.

Brendan Feeney, Managing Editor

After the University of Texas at San Antonio erased what was once an 11-point lead in favor of Florida Atlantic men’s basketball, neither of the two teams were able to put more than three points between them. The Roadrunners then closed the game by making their last four baskets to clinch a 68-63 win.

The Owls (5-10, 1-3 Conference USA) missed 12-of-20 foul shots in the game and were outscored by the Roadrunners (8-9, 3-1 Conference USA) 16-5 in points-off-turnovers.

Both teams shot 43 percent from the field and recorded 39 rebounds.

FAU used an 8-0 run to capture its largest lead of the game midway through the first half. Junior Gerdarius Troutman scored six of his team-high 16 points during the run.

He made five baskets on the night, all from behind the three-point line, and added a foul shot.

Sophomore Nick Rutherford and freshman Jailyn Ingram both logged 33 minutes for the Owls and scored 14 and 12 points respectively.

However, UTSA junior Jeff Beverly led his team to victory with a game-high 29 points and 10 rebounds.

The Owls will look to get back to their winning ways when they take on Conference USA’s last-place team, the UTEP Miners on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. in El Paso, Texas.

Brendan Feeney is the managing editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @feeney42.