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Men’s Basketball: Owls drop second straight conference game to Marshall

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop second straight conference game to Marshall

January 8, 2016

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball was not able to overcome a tough shooting night, dropping its eighth straight game and second straight to open up conference play. The Owls (2-13, 0-2 Conference USA) — who rank second to last in scoring offense in Conference USA — shot only 38 percent from the field, making 6-of-24 from behind the three-point arc. The Thundering Herd (5-9, 2-0 Conference USA) had four players in double-digit scoring, led by Ryan Taylor’s 21 points.

Gallery: Men’s Basketball versus UT-Martin

Gallery: Men’s Basketball versus UT-Martin

December 30, 2015

Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director Freshman forward Jeantal Cylla (1) looks to pass the ball to a teammate during Tuesday night’s loss to Tennessee-Martin. &nbs...

Men’s Basketball: Losing Streak Extended to Six Games in Defeat to Tennessee-Martin

Men’s Basketball: Losing Streak Extended to Six Games in Defeat to Tennessee-Martin

December 29, 2015

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball’s offensive struggles continued Tuesday as it fell to the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, 57-48, extending its losing streak to six games. After a layup by redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer cut the Skyhawks’ (7-7) lead down to five — 44-39 with 9:36 left in the game — the Owls (2-11) missed 12 of their next 14 shots until sophomore center Ronald Delph hit a basket as time expired. The Owls shot 32.1 percent from the floor during the game, failing to reach the 60-point mark for the third straight game. FAU’s 48 points tied a season-low.

Men’s Basketball: Poor shooting performance leads to 81-62 loss to Tennessee

Men’s Basketball: Poor shooting performance leads to 81-62 loss to Tennessee

December 16, 2015

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball’s offensive struggles continued in their 81-62 defeat to the University of Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday night. The Owls (2-8) missed 12 of their first 15 shots in the game and finished with a 34.5 field-goal percentage, making only 20-of-58 total shots. Sophomore C.J. Truman struggled against the team he originally signed with out of high school. He finished with seven points, but was only able to make one of his six shots from the floor. Five of Turman’s points came from foul shots.

Ronald Delph debut overshadowed as Owls fall to Eastern Kentucky 80-73

Ronald Delph debut overshadowed as Owls fall to Eastern Kentucky 80-73

December 16, 2015

Redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer’s strong second half performance was not enough as Florida Atlantic men’s basketball fell to Eastern Kentucky, 80-73. Filer led the Owls with 16 points - 14 of which came in the second half - and nine rebounds. He only shot 4-of-14 from the floor, but converted all eight of his foul shots. With his help, FAU (2-7) was able to cut a 13-point EKU lead down to two with 4:56 left to play but were unable to complete the comeback attempt against the Colonels (8-4).

Gallery: FAU v. Ave Maria Men’s Basketball

Gallery: FAU v. Ave Maria Men’s Basketball

December 12, 2015

Max Jackson | Staff Photographer FAU forward C.J. Turman (0) goes up for a two handed dunk in the first half of play against Ave Maria.   Moham...

Men’s Basketball: Jesse Hill has career game as Owls defeat Ave Maria 72-59

Men’s Basketball: Jesse Hill has career game as Owls defeat Ave Maria 72-59

December 11, 2015

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball needed a late second-half run to put away the Ave Maria Gyrenes 72-59 Tuesday night. Ave Maria (1-9) took a brief four-point lead (their only lead of the game) midway through the second half before a 9-0 run helped FAU (2-5) recapture the lead they held previously during the entire first half. FAU ran much of their second half offense through freshman forward Jesse Hill.

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop two-of-three in 2015 Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop two-of-three in 2015 Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge

November 23, 2015

Men’s basketball (1-4) lost two of three matchups this past weekend while participating in the 2015 Men Against Breast Cancer Challenge, hosted by Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The Owls’ win was their first of the season as they defeated the host Miami Redhawks. Their two losses came against Northeastern and Lipscomb University. Here’s what you need to know from this past weekend’s games:

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop season opener to Michigan State, 82-55

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop season opener to Michigan State, 82-55

November 14, 2015

Men’s Basketball was unable to start the 2015-16 season victorious as they lost to Michigan State University 82-55 in East Lansing, Mich. Friday night. The Owls (0-1) got off to a slow start offensively, scoring four points in the first seven minutes of the game compared to 20 points from the no. 13 ranked Spartans. They finished the first half making only 8-of-31 shots and 1-of-8 three pointers. FAU’s defense was able to force eight Michigan State (1-0) turnovers, but committed 14 team fouls by halftime. This allowed the Spartans to convert 11-of-16 free throws during that stretch.

Basketball: Jeantal Cylla leads Owls in 75-58 exhibition win over St. Thomas

Basketball: Jeantal Cylla leads Owls in 75-58 exhibition win over St. Thomas

November 6, 2015

Men’s basketball beat the St. Thomas Bobcats 75-58 in their lone exhibition game of the season, surrendering the lead only once during the game. Freshman forward Jeantal Cylla led Florida Atlantic in scoring during his first collegiate appearance with 19 points. “Once you get out there and your adrenaline kicks in and you just want to win, definitely a good experience,” Cylla said. “I’ll never forget it.”

Men’s Basketball: Justin Massey and Malcolm Laws to transfer

Men’s Basketball: Justin Massey and Malcolm Laws to transfer

April 29, 2015

The revolving door of players continues to spin for Florida Atlantic men’s basketball head coach Michael Curry. Sophomore guards...

Clemson transfer Adonis Filer headed to FAU

Clemson transfer Adonis Filer headed to FAU

June 2, 2014

The first point guard to sign under new FAU basketball head coach Michael Curry is no high school product — he’s a college...