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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...

Men’s Basketball: FAU loses to Troy 83-82 in season finale

Rolando Rosa

February 26, 2012

FAU’s season ended the same way it started: with a loss. In a season filled with expectations of an NCAA Tournament bid instead ended with a 11-18 record and a four-game losing streak headed into the postseason. FAU was held scoreless in the final 3:15 and blew a 19 point second half lead, losing 83-82 to Troy at the Burrow. Owls head coach Mike Jarvis thinks his team was caught up in the lofty ...

Men’s Basketball: FAU loses to South Alabama 79-76 in overtime

Jordan Robrish

February 24, 2012

Despite a pair of 20-plus point performers, FAU lost its third game in a row. FAU fell to South Alabama 79-76 at The Burrow. Owls guard Greg Gantt led the team with 21 points. Shavar Richarsdon had 20 points, making four out of six 3s and nailing all six of his free throw attempts. It was not enough, as South Alabama’s Mycal Ammons hit ...

Men’s Basketball: FAU defeats North Texas 86-81 in double overtime

Rolando Rosa

February 11, 2012

Coming off a last second victory on Thursday, FAU’s late game magic at The Burrow extended into the weekend. This time, with a twist. Despite trailing by as many as 19 in the second half, FAU roared back for an 86-81 double overtime victory over North Texas. In the previous game against Denver, FAU blew its 16 point first half lead but r...

Men’s Basketball: FAU beats Denver 72-71

Rolando Rosa

February 9, 2012

It is a situation Shavar Richardson admitted to never being in before, but it was one he found himself in. Game on the line. Down one. Three free throw attempts. 1.1 seconds left. Despite his lack of in-game experience in the role, Richardson’s teammates knew the ball was in the right man’s hands. “We do a drill in practice to see who ...

FAU basketball coach Mike Jarvis says he has been promised a new contract since last March

Rolando Rosa

February 6, 2012

When a coach leads his team to the most wins in school history the previous season, you would think his future would be secure. Think again. With the 2011-2012 season over halfway done, men’s basketball coach Mike Jarvis still does not have a contract extension. And, rightfully, he is confused about the lack of job security, especially when...

Men’s Basketball: FAU loses to FIU 76-56

Sharlene Moulton

February 5, 2012

A one point halftime lead turned into a 20  point loss for FAU. FAU guard Greg Gantt scored a game-high 21 points, but it was not enough, as FAU lost 76-56 at The Burrow. A 13-2 run by FIU with 7 minutes remaining put the game out of reach for FAU. “They came down, executed. We were fouling them for no reason. They were making thei...

Commentary: FAU men’s basketball season takes another odd twist

Rolando Rosa

February 5, 2012

The intensity in the inner-state contest was present from the outset of the game. After a hard  hit on a shot attempt by FIU’s Dejuan Wright early in the first half, FAU guard Shavar Richardson had some words for the Golden Panthers best player. Shoving between the two ensued and the scuffle had to be broken up by teammates and coaches. ...

Men’s Basketball: Freshman guard Omari Grier isn’t your typical athlete

Rolando Rosa

January 30, 2012

It’s Dec. 17, and FAU is playing the University of Miami in a televised game at the Bank Atlantic Center in the Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise. The Owls are down by three, with 10.7 seconds left in regulation. Leading scorer Greg Gantt isn’t playing due to an ankle injury, but the team still has veteran players available to take the last shot. On the court are Ray Taylor, Alex Tucker, Pablo Bertone and Kore White. The...

Men’s Basketball: FAU beats Western Kentucky 67-66

Rolando Rosa

January 27, 2012

A furious finish led FAU to its longest winning streak of the season. Freshman forward Kelvin Penn blocked Western Kentucky’s Jamal Crook’s shot at the buzzer to lift the Owls to a 67-66 victory at The Burrow, its first ever against the Hilltoppers at home. The Owls are now on a season-high three game winning streak. “It all happened so f...

Women’s Basketball: FAU defeats Western Kentucky 60-58

Jordan Robrish

January 26, 2012

The winning streak is still intact — but it was far from easy. FAU allowed Western Kentucky to come back from an 11 point halftime deficit, but forward April Goins hit a pair of free throws to break a tie with six seconds left, as the Owls beat the Hilltoppers 60-58 at The Burrow for its third straight win. The victory was gratifying for Owl...

A surprising start

A surprising start

January 17, 2012

Two months into the basketball season, and everything has changed at FAU. Last year, the women’s team won seven games all season....