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Men’s Basketball Season Review: FAU ends season with fifth straight losing record

Men’s Basketball Season Review: FAU ends season with fifth straight losing record

March 23, 2016

Another year gone by and another disappointing season for the Florida Atlantic men's basketball program as the team finishes with a losing record for the fifth consecutive season.

Men’s Basketball: Owls push Conference USA’s top program UAB to wire in loss

Men’s Basketball: Owls push Conference USA’s top program UAB to wire in loss

March 5, 2016

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball had its chance to beat Conference USA’s top team but couldn’t convert in clutch time, dropping Saturday’s matchup against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers 73-70.

Gallery: Men’s Basketball v. MTSU

Gallery: Men’s Basketball v. MTSU

March 4, 2016

Vincent Ubiera | Staff Photographer FAU redshirt freshman center Ronald Delph (33) goes for a layup early in the first half of play versus Middle Tennes...

Men’s Basketball: Rice escapes FAU’s second-half rally in shootout

Men’s Basketball: Rice escapes FAU’s second-half rally in shootout

February 19, 2016

In a highly contested matchup between the two Owls of Conference USA, Florida Atlantic men’s basketball fell just short of earning its second conference road win under head coach Michael Curry in an 85-90 loss against the Rice Owls.earning its second conference road win under head coach Michael Curry in an 85-90 loss against the Rice Owls. Rice junior center Andrew Drone scored the game-deciding layup off of an inbounds play with 55 seconds remaining in the game to give Rice an 86-84 lead that FAU was unable to recover from.

Men’s Basketball: Old Dominion box out Owls in loss

Men’s Basketball: Old Dominion box out Owls in loss

January 28, 2016

A lack of rebounding proved to be the downfall for Florida Atlantic men’s basketball against Old Dominion, as the Monarchs took control of the game’s rebounding advantage with 42 boards in a 78-66 loss Thursday. FAU (5-16, 3-5 CUSA) was held to one rebound within the first 8 minutes of the second half and would record only 24 for the game. Much of the Monarchs’ (11-10, 4-4 C-USA) scoring help came from 14 offensive rebounds, which led to 14 second-chance points in the game. “We just got man-handled tonight,” head coach Michael Curry said of his team’s performance. “You just have to take your lickings and say ‘alright, we gotta hit first.’ One thing I know is whether you’re undersized or outmanned, if you don’t hit first, you’re definitely gonna lose.”

Gallery: Men’s Basketball v. Louisiana Tech

Gallery: Men’s Basketball v. Louisiana Tech

January 17, 2016

Mohammed Emran | Staff Photographer FAU redshirt junior guard Adonis Filer (3) shoots over Louisiana Tech’s Jacobi Boykins (13) to make the score 7-4 in favor of the Bulldogs. ...

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

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.

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

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

January 7, 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.

Men’s Basketball: Florida International’s Adrian Diaz proves to be too much for Owls to handle

Men’s Basketball: Florida International’s Adrian Diaz proves to be too much for Owls to handle

January 3, 2016

Florida Atlantic men’s basketball had no answer for Florida International’s senior center Adrian Diaz in the second half, leading to the Owls’ seventh straight loss 76-59 on Sunday. Diaz entered the game as the Panthers’ (7-7) leader in points and rebounds per game along with leading the NCAA in blocks per game. He scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. The Panthers’ center finished the game with 14 rebounds, three blocks and went 11-for-17 for foul shots. The Owls (2-11) shot a combined 9-of-18 from the foul line.

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: 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.

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

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

December 1, 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.