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Sophomore Nick Rutherford is one of only two Owls to start every game this season. Alexander Rodriguez | Contributing Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Three players to transfer off team

March 16, 2017

Sophomore forwards Jeantal Cylla, Jesse Hill and guard Nick Rutherford, will be transferring out of the Florida Atlantic men’s basketball program, according to a source close to the program. FAU Owl Access first reported the news.

Gallery: Men's Basketball vs. UTSA

Gallery: Men’s Basketball vs. UTSA

February 12, 2016

Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer Redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer (3) dribbles past UTSA’s Ryan Bowie (14). The game was Filer’s first since a concussion he suffered bef...

Gallery:  Men's Basketball v. Old Dominion

Gallery: Men’s Basketball v. Old Dominion

January 29, 2016

Max Jackson | Staff Photographer FAU guard Adonis Filer (3) dribbles toward the basket early in the first half versus Old Dominion. The junior scored two ...

Owls’ freshman forward Jeantal Cylla (1) shoots a 3­-pointer over Louisiana Tech’s
Jy’lan Washington (22) on Jan. 16. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Owls Use Total Team Effort to Down UTSA

January 23, 2016

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball’s 86-71 win against the UTSA Roadrunners was a milestone victory for Michael Curry who picked up his first conference road win of his tenure as head coach. The Owls (5-15, 3-4 C-USA) and Roadrunners (4-16, 2-5 C-USA) were both looking for their third conference win of the season heading into Saturday’s afternoon matchup. The Owls scored a season-high 86 points led by local Florida product freshman Jeantal Cylla, who contributed a team-high 22 points, reaching the 20-point mark for the second game in a row. Even more impressive was the total team effort put forth in Saturday’s performance on both ends of the floor.

Senior guard Solomon Poole (22) shoots a 3-pointer over Louisiana Tech’s Alex Hamilton (0) on Jan. 16.  Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Jeantal Cylla reaches career-high scoring total in loss at UTEP

January 22, 2016

One game after Florida Atlantic men’s basketball completed a comeback where it trailed by 20 points at halftime, the team found itself in a similar hole as the UTEP Miners carried a 40-20 lead into the half. However, the Owls (4-15, 2-4 Conference USA) were unable to make a second comeback in a week as they fell 71-56. FAU missed its first six shots in the game, helping UTEP (11-8, 3-3 Conference USA) open up on a 15-0 run, 5 minutes and 7 seconds into the game. Head coach Michael Curry then subbed in senior forward Javier Lacunza and freshman forward Jesse Hill.

Freshman forward Jeantal Cylla dunks during the Owls' 63-61 comeback victory over Louisiana Tech. The win marks the first time under Michael Curry that the Owls have won back-to -back conference games. Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Jackson Trapp’s game winning shot completes comeback victory versus Louisiana Tech

January 17, 2016

Men’s basketball rallied from being down 20 points at halftime to beat Louisiana Tech 63-61 after senior guard Jackson Trapp nailed his only 3-pointer of the night with three seconds left in the game. Senior guard Solomon Poole and freshman guard Nick Rutherford led the comeback with 16 points each. The Owls (4-14, 2-3 Conference USA) started the game slow on offense, going 1-for-10 from the floor in the first eight minutes of the game and only scoring four points. The Bulldogs (13-5, 2-3 Conference USA), on the other hand, started the game shooting 1-for-7 before going on a 29-5 run in a ten minute span to take a 36-16 lead going into the halftime.

Freshman forward Jesse Hill is double teamed during the Owls' exhibition game versus St. Thomas. Hill scored a career high 22 points in FAU's 75-61 loss to UCF Saturday. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

Men’s Basketball: Jesse Hill’s 22 points not enough as UCF rolls 75-61

December 12, 2015

A poor performance in the paint against the University of Central Florida led Florida Atlantic men’s basketball to a 75-61 defeat Saturday night, their sixth of the year. The Knights (5-3) outrebounded the Owls 43-31 for the game, including 12 offensive rebounds. Their effort on the inside helped UCF take the lead in the first half and keep it for the rest of the game. 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall proved to be the backbone of the UCF inside defense with six blocks, continuing the Owls’ (2-6) scoring struggle.

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...

Redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer goes up for a layup during the Owls' 72-59 win Thursday night. Mohammed Emran | Asst. Creative Director

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.