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Men’s basketball: Owls defeat Edward Waters 91-59 in home opener

Gerdarius Troutman has career day, tying career high in rebounds.

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FAU senior guard Justin Massey (2) dribbles the ball toward the hoop and scores a layup during the first half of the Owls’ game against Edward Waters on Nov. 15. Joshua Giron | Staff Photographer

FAU senior guard Justin Massey (2) dribbles the ball toward the hoop and scores a layup during the first half of the Owls’ game against Edward Waters on Nov. 15. Joshua Giron | Staff Photographer

FAU senior guard Justin Massey (2) dribbles the ball toward the hoop and scores a layup during the first half of the Owls’ game against Edward Waters on Nov. 15. Joshua Giron | Staff Photographer

Matt Brown, Contributing Writer

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In an early afternoon tip-off, FAU Men’s basketball defeated Edward Waters 91-59 for their first win of the season Thursday.

The Owls (1-1) started the game on an 18-2 run and never looked back. They led by 34 at half, 57-23, and led by as much as 42 in the second half. The Tigers (2-4) shot just 28 percent in the first half before finishing the game at 40 percent overall.   

Charles-Eddie Smith of Edward Waters led the team with 21 points. He was 5-of-10 on three pointers and shot 53 percent overall.

Rasaad Morgan played a game high 31 minutes. He pulled down 11 of his team’s 26 rebounds and had both his team’s blocks.

FAU’s senior point guard Gerdarius Troutman shot 67 percent and led all players with 23 points. He tied his career high of six rebounds and also had four steals, his most ever in a game.

Junior guard Anthony Adger scored 15 points and dished out a team high five assists.

Redshirt senior Ronald Delph had two blocks and pulled down a career high 14 rebounds.

The Tigers failed to reach 60 points for the first time this season. This is the first time the Owls have held a team under 60 points since Dec. 21 of last season when they defeated Webber International 76-56.

The Owls next travel to Estero, Florida for the Gulf Coast Showcase from Nov. 20-22. They play Towson in their first game on Nov. 20 at 7:30 pm.

Matt Brown is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected]u.edu or tweet him @mattyb407.

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