Forrmer forward C.J. Turman may have been dismissed from the team in connection to  domestic abuse allegations made by his former girlfriend. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Police records show C.J. Turman in alleged abusive relationship

January 11, 2016

Former Men’s Basketball forward C.J. Turman was dismissed from the team preceding the team’s Dec. 29 game at Hofstra under unknown circumstances, leaving fans to question the reason behind the move. “C.J. has not lived up to the standards required to be a member of our basketball family,” Curry said in a statement preceding the game. “We have worked extremely hard to establish a culture within our program that will lead to a lifetime of success for our student-athletes. C.J. has not met the necessary obligations, which led to this decision. We love C.J. and wish only success for him in the future.” According to, a domestic abuse allegation by a former girlfriend filed on Oct. 2 of last year may have played into the dismissal of the team’s scoring and rebounding leader.

Men’s Basketball: Owls’ Losing Ways Continue in First Game Without Turman

Men’s Basketball: Owls’ Losing Ways Continue in First Game Without Turman

December 23, 2015

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball struggled to replace recently released C.J. Turman in their 68-54 loss to the Hofstra Pride on Tuesday night, extending their losing streak to five games. Without Turman — who was leading the team in points and rebounds at the time of his dismissal — the Owls (2-10) had no answer to stop Hofstra’s control of the paint. Hofstra (7-4) out rebounded FAU in the game, 47-28. They also recorded 13 more offensive rebounds than the Owls, resulting in 17 second-chance points, compared to the Owls’ seven. Along with their rebounding troubles, FAU struggled to score the ball, shooting 35 percent from the field during the game. Freshman forward Jeantal Cylla — who received the first start of his collegiate career — missed all eight of his shot attempts from the floor. Fellow freshman guard Nick Rutherford also failed to convert on any of his seven field-goal attempts in the game.

Sophomore center C.J. Turman goes for a layup while under the basket during the Owls' 75-72 loss to Warner on Nov. 17. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

C.J. Turman to Transfer

December 21, 2015

Sophomore center CJ Turman will transfer from Florida Atlantic men’s basketball after being dismissed from the team, according to an announcement from the team on Monday. Part of head coach Michael Curry’s first recruiting class in 2014, Turman averaged 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 29 games as a freshman. Coming in to He averaged 9.9 points and seven rebounds per game in a starting role this season, leading the team in both categories.

Sophomore Jeantal Cylla averages 7.1 for the Owls this season. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran

11th Hour: Week of 12/21

December 21, 2015

Scores from this week: Women’s Basketball (6-3) Lady Grizz Invitational (Missoula, MT) Saturday, Dec. 19 at Montana, ...

Gallery: Men's Basketball versus Florida State

Gallery: Men’s Basketball versus Florida State

December 20, 2015

Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director Sophomore center Ronald Delph (33) faces off against Florida State’s Boris Bojanovsky (15) in the opening tip-off on Dec. 20th at the BB&T center during the Metr...

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...

Owls guard Adonis Filer (3) dribbles around Bobcats defender Armand Shoon (1) in the
first half of play on Nov. 5 versus St. Thomas. Max Jackson | Staff  Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Owls drop second straight loss 74-48 at East Carolina

December 2, 2015

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball weren’t able to convert on their chances against East Carolina Tuesday night, falling 74-48 to the Pirates in their first game in 10 days. The Owls (1-5) shot 19-of-53 from the field, including 5-of-23 from the 3-point line, with both totals being a season low. FAU’s scoring was led by senior guard Solomon Poole, who finished with 11 points. Sophomore center C.J. Turman and senior guard Jackson Trapp each had nine points. FAU only shot 1-of-12 to start the game and committed five turnovers. ECU led 32-14 at the half, with the Owls shooting just 20 percent from the field.

Junior guard Marquan Botley attempts a layup, but is fouled by a Warner defender. The Royals beat the Owls 75-72 Tuesday night. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Basketball: Failed comeback attempt leads to 75-72 loss versus Warner

November 18, 2015

Men’s basketball was unable to overcome a slow offensive start Tuesday night versus Warner University, losing to the Royals 75-72 in their home opener. The Owls put up 50 points in the second half while tying the game with 12.1 seconds left in regulation after junior guard Marquan Botley hit two free throws. On the ensuing Warner possession, Florida Atlantic (0-2) allowed Warner guard Warren Hall to get open and hit a jumper while getting fouled by freshman guard Nick Rutherford with 1.9 seconds left.

Jackson Trapp scored 10 points in the Owls' loss in Feb. 19. Photo by Max Jackson

Marquan Botley’s 21 not enough for Owls to beat UNT, lose 79-72

February 19, 2015

The Florida Atlantic University Owls (8-16, 1-12 in Conference USA) lost their eighth straight game of the season against the...

Guard D'Andre Johnson scores two of his seven points on the night. Photo by Max Jackson

Owls win 72-63 over East Carolina behind hot shooting from Justin Massey

December 3, 2014

The Florida Atlantic Owls (3-3, 0-0 in Conference USA) ran away with the game against East Carolina University in the second half,...

Marquan Botley attacks the Harvard defense during  a game last season. Photo by Max Jackson

FAU Basketball wins exhibition game over St. Thomas U

November 8, 2014

Michael Curry and the FAU Basketball team played an exhibition versus St. Thomas University this afternoon. Here’s what you...

An entrance to the FAU Basketball Arena, where Graham thought he would play home games for the few years. [Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor]

A look at FAU Basketball’s 2018 class

July 17, 2014

New FAU basketball coach Michael Curry has to bring in players that fit his program, and he has started this summer, bringing...