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Men’s Basketball: FAU signee Stefan Moody named to Parade All-American Team

Rolando Rosa

June 1, 2012

Stefan Moody hasn’t played a game yet for FAU, but he’s already making history. Moody has been named to the Parade All-American Team, according to FAU Sports.com. He’s the first Owl ever to receive the accomplishment. Moody, a 5’9 160 point guard from Orlando, FL, averaged 27.9 points per game. He led the Pioneers to the Florida class 7A...

Women’s Basketball: FAU hires Nebraska assistant Lewis-Jay as head coach

Rolando Rosa

May 2, 2012

Update: FAU Board of Trustees unanimously approved the contract of Nebraska assistant Kellie Lewis-Jay as women’s basketball coach. For the second time in six months, FAU has pried away a coach from Nebraska. After hiring head football coach Carl Pelini in December, Nebraska assistant coach Kellie Lewis-Jay has agreed to become the Owls new...

After a flood of departures, meet all the new men’s basketball Owls

Rolando Rosa

April 16, 2012

Every night last year, Dragan Sekelja had one of the best seats in The Burrow to witness an 11- 19 season for the Owls. Right on the bench. Sekelja, a 7-foot center who transferred from Baylor after 2010- 2011, had to redshirt and sit out. During games, an undersized FAU squad with no player averaging more than the 4.5 rebounds of the now-departed...

Men’s Basketball: Mavin to transfer, according to Facebook page

Rolando Rosa

April 16, 2012

The Owls’ new recruiting class has versatile players such as Chris Bryant and Devonte Thornton, capable of playing multiple positions and providing the depth Mike Jarvis is seeking. It appears they’ll get a decent shot at starting games, too. Add Dennis Mavin to the growing list of FAU players deciding to leave the basketball team. Mavin,...

Men’s Basketball: Freshman Omari Grier confirms he’s transferring

Rolando Rosa

April 7, 2012

Heading into next season, FAU will be without its third most prolific 3-point shooter from last year. Freshman Omari Grier, who nailed 40 3s in his lone season with the Owls, third on the team, announced on Facebook he is leaving FAU. “Its truue im transferring,” Grier wrote in a post. When asked earlier in the season if he would consider...

FAU women’s basketball opens up about 56 point defeat to USF in WNIT

Rolando Rosa

March 26, 2012

FAU women’s basketball senior forward Dalita Scott says the team may get a banner for its appearance in the WNIT. They hope the final score is in small print. It was a historic season for FAU women’s basketball. With an 11-5 record in the conference, they won the most games ever in the Sun Belt. The Owls won a game in the Sun Belt Conference tournament for the first time ever with a 56-55 victory over North Texas, before bowing out to UALR in the semi...

FAU basketball senior Shavar Richardson has a career full of ups and down, something he cherishes

Rolando Rosa

March 20, 2012

Shavar Richardson has no fear on the court. But in his room? That’s a different story. The senior guard from Brooklyn, N. Y., has hit big shots over his four-year career at FAU including a pair of game winning free throws over Denver this season. Last year in his dorm, however, he was defenseless. One of Richardson’s roommates at the time, former teammate Dylan O’Sullivan, and current teammate Alex Tucker, Richardson’s best friend on the team, decided to have ...

Men’s Basketball: Forward Kore White to transfer, point guard Ray Taylor may be next to follow

Rolando Rosa

March 15, 2012

FAU basketball head coach Mike Jarvis’s favorite scapegoat is gone. Owls forward Kore White will not be with the team next season, according to OwlAccess.com. White, 6-feet-8-inches and 245 pounds, averaged 7.7 points and 4.5 rebounds this season as the replacement for the departed Brett Royster, a back-to-back Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. In the days prior to the Sun Belt Conference tournament this year, Jarvis forewar...

Women’s Basketball: FAU’s historic season continues with WNIT bid, to take on USF in Tampa

Rolando Rosa

March 13, 2012

Entering the season, FAU women’s basketball merely wanted to be on par with its male counterparts, a team coming off a conference championship. They are now the last basketball squad at FAU standing. After its best season ever in the Sun Belt, 17-12 FAU is WNIT (Women’s National Invitational Tournament) bound. Despite losing 59-42 in the semifinals of th...

FAU senior guard Alex Tucker reflects on his last regular season game

Ryan Cortes

March 12, 2012

It’s the last regular game of the season. FAU’s down 83-82 to Troy and bolting up the court — game on the line, punctuation of the season on the line — and the team has a shot to win it. Point guard Ray Taylor swings the ball to senior Alex Tucker who sees an opening. Tucker drives left, as Troy’s Alan Jones lets him get free around the edge before Tucker goes up strong with a layup attempt...

Digging in for Dugan

Rolando Rosa

March 12, 2012

When an immediate family member passes away, it is not uncommon for a person to take a leave of absence from their job. But the death of Chancellor Dugan’s mother was not enough to keep the workaholic coach away from the hardwood. Jane Dugan passed away the same day the Owls were set to play against FIU on Feb. 4. Instead of handing over duties to an assistant, Dugan pulled herself together and coached, ...

Men’s Basketball: FAU eliminated from Sun Belt Conference Tournament with 70-55 loss to Arkansas State

Rolando Rosa

March 4, 2012

FAU’s roster shakeup was not enough to ignite a hot streak in Hot Springs, Ark. Searching for a spark, the Owls inserted Dennis Mavin and Jordan McCoy into the starting lineup in place of Pablo Bertone and Shavar Richardson. Instead, the eighth ranked Owls, regular champs in 2011, fell to Arkansas State 70-55 in the first round of the Sun Belt...