Men’s Basketball: FAU defeats Webber International 106-46 for fourth straight victory

The 60-point margin of victory was the largest in school history.


FAU sophomore forward Jailyn Ingram (15) calls out for a teammate to come toward him before passing the ball. FAU went on to win against Webber International University 108-46 on Sunday afternoon. Alexander Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Matt Brown, Contributing Writer

FAU Men’s basketball rode a big scoring output to defeat Webber International 106-46 Sunday.

The Owls (6-3) have now won their fourth straight game for the first time since the 2014-2015 season when they defeated Ave Maria, East Carolina, UCF and Stetson from Nov. 30 to Dec.16

Webber International was held to a season low 46 points, their lowest total since scoring 42 against Xavier back in 2010.  

After Warriors center Obi Romeo scored a layup to make the game 4-2 with 17:50 left in the first half. the Owls offense took off, never letting them get any closer.

They scored 65 points in the first half, their highest scoring half of the season. They shot 50 percent from three and 58.7 percent overall. They finished the game shooting 57.7 percent overall and over 40 percent from three.

The 60-point margin of victory was the largest in school history and most since defeating Nova Southeastern by 51 points back in 1991.

This was the most points the team has scored in a game since scoring 106 against Florida International back in 2010.

They have scored over 90 points for four straight games for the first time in school history. They have scored more than 90 points for five of the their nine games this season.

This is the team’s best nine game start since joining division one back in 1993.

“I think the guys have settled into a rhythm of their rotation and how they are playing,” FAU men’s basketball head coach Michael Curry said. “We are able to start big and start with a defensive presence and rebound the basketball.”

Senior guard Gerdarius Troutman had a game high 20 points on 50 percent shooting overall. He has scored in double digits in seven of the team’s nine games this season. He also had three assists and a game high three steals.

Senior guard Justin Massey scored over 15 points for the fourth straight game this season. He shot 4-of-9 from three-point range and 50 percent overall.

He also grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists.  

Senior forward William Pfister scored a career high 14 points shooting 100 percent on his field goals going 7-of-7. He also had a one block, one steal, and a season high eight rebounds.

“I think he’s getting better and better at concentrating on finishing his layups,” said Curry. “With Will, it’s all about his defensive presence and rebounding the basketball and the speed in which he plays with. I know when everybody looks at him statistically sometimes you don’t really see what effect he has…you have to really watch our games to realize what Will does.”

Redshirt senior center Ronald Delph scored 13 points and grabbed a game high 11 rebounds. He also had a season high three blocks.

Junior forward Amir Smith scored in double digits for the first time in his career. He finished with a career high 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had three rebounds.

Five players scored in double figures for the third straight game.

All fourteen members of the team played over four minutes for the first time all season with thirteen of them getting on the scoreboard.

The Warriors were led by center Johnathan Childs who had a team high nine points on 4-of-7 shooting overall. He also had one rebound and a block.

Guard Garrett Woodmansee had eight points and three rebounds, along with a block and assist.

Center Obi Romeo grabbed a team high eight rebounds. He also added five points and a block.

No Webber International players scored in double digits.

The Owls next game is at home on Saturday, Dec.16 at 7:00 P.M. against Arkansas State.

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