Men’s basketball: FAU tops Charlotte for second straight win

The Owls now trail the 49ers by one win for 10th place in Conference USA.


Sophomore Justin Massey scored seven of the Owls final nine points in their win over Charlotte. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Brendan Feeney, Managing Editor

Five Owls scored at least 11 points to lead Florida Atlantic men’s basketball over Charlotte for its second straight victory on the road 77-75.

Charlotte (4-6, 10-11 Conference USA) jumped out to a 16-point lead seven minutes into the game, and led by as many by 11 in the second half. But the Owls (7-13, 3-6 Conference USA) went on a 16-2 run to take their first lead of the game with 12:30 remaining.

Leading 69-63 with a little over five minutes left, sophomore Justin Massey scored seven straight points for FAU, which made up seven of his team’s final nine. He finished with 11 points.

Sophomore Nick Rutherford also scored 11 points in the game, while senior Adonis Filer and junior Gerdarius Troutman both finished with 12. Freshman Jailyn Ingram led the way with 17 points, and his seven rebounds were only behind junior Ronald Delph’s 10.

Sophomore Jon Davis and junior Austin Ajukwa led the 49ers with 19 and 18 points respectively.

The Owls’ road trip will continue as they take on Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

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