Women’s basketball: FAU ties program record with 12th straight loss

The previous streak was recorded in the 2006-07 season.


The Owls 12-straight losses are the most since the 2006-07 season. Alexander Rodriguez | Contributing Photographer

Hans Belot Jr., Sports Editor

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball tied a program record with 12 consecutive losses after falling to the University of North Texas 79-57 on Thursday night in Denton, TX. The previous mark was set back in the 2006-07 season, when the Owls were unable to win a game from Jan. 3 to Feb. 15.

After falling behind by five points at the half, the Owls (4-18, 0-11 Conference USA) were held to just 31 percent shooting in the second half, and were outscored by 17 points.

Freshman Alexis Shannon led the Owls with 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field.

The Owls fell behind by nine points at the end of the first quarter, then held the Mean Green (8-14, 5-6 Conference USA) to just 13 points in the second quarter. North Texas shot 38.5 percent from the field in the period.

Despite its defense, FAU only shot 25 percent in the period, but only trailed 38-33 at the half.

North Texas outscored the Owls 19-12 and 22-12 in the third and fourth quarter respectively, while shooting 51.4 percent from the field.

The Mean Green finished the game shooting 51.5 percent from the field for the game, and outscored the Owls 40-26 in points in the paint. FAU shot 31 percent from the field for the game, including just 3-for-22 from three-point territory.

The Mean Green had four players who scored 10 or more points, led by Tyara Warren’s 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting.

FAU will travel to Houston, Texas to face Rice University on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m.

Hans Belot Jr. is the sports editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him at @Don_Phenom_.