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FAU junior forward Amir Smith (32) attempts to block Bethune-Cookman's Ulmer Manzie (32) from scoring a two pointer during the Owls Dec. 2 win over the Wildcats. Joshua Giron | Contributing Photographer

Men’s basketball: Owls lose fifth straight 75-44 to the UAB Blazers in conference home opener

January 4, 2018

With its 75-44 loss to the UAB Blazers in its conference home opener Thursday night, FAU men’s basketball extends its losing streak to a season-long five straight games.

The Owls have lost seven straight games. Photo by Mohammed F Emran

Women’s basketball preview: FAU travels to Middle Tennessee and UAB in regular season finale

March 1, 2016

With just two games remaining in the regular season, Florida Atlantic women’s basketball — who’s currently seeded at 11th in the standings — can finish the season as high as seventh or as low as 13th in the standings entering the conference tournament.

Owls guard Adonis Filer (3) makes a dunk during FAU's 79-35 win over UTSA on Feb. 11.Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s basketball preview: FAU looks to close out the regular season with pair of upsets

March 1, 2016

The Florida Atlantic men's basketball team looks to end its regular season on a high note and carry that momentum into the conference tournament when it takes on two of Conference USA’s top three teams in Middle Tennessee and UAB in its final home stand.

Freshman forward Jesse Hill shoots a jupshot during the Owls 78-66 loss to Old Dominion on Jan 28. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball: Shorthanded FAU struggles on the road against Conference USA’s first place UAB Blazers

February 7, 2016

Technical fouls became a common occurrence for both teams after tensions ran high for a frustrated Florida Atlantic team that was in the midst of being handed its largest defeat of the season, in a one-sided 67-104 Saturday night loss. Things escalated at the midway point of the second half when University of Alabama at Birmingham guard Tyler Madison and Florida Atlantic guard Solomon Poole traded dunks that led to an exchange of words between Poole and Blazers’ forward Tosin Mehinti, earning the two players a technical foul. Florida Atlantic (6-18, 4-7 C-USA) was the major underdog entering Saturday's matchup against Conference USA’s first place UAB Blazers (20-4,10-1 C-USA).

Senior guard Morgan Robinson shoots over UAB guard  Dianna Kuzmanic during the Owls' 67-62 loss versus the Blazers Saturday. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Women’s Basketball: The Owls pick up their fourth straight loss against the UAB Blazers

February 7, 2016

Florida Atlantic women’s basketball picked up its fourth straight loss Saturday night against the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers by a score of 67-62. The Owls (11-11, 3-8 Conference USA) gave up the lead for the first time in the game in the second quarter, and allowed the Blazers (11-11, 3-8 Conference USA) to get out to an eight-point lead by the end of the third quarter. “We have to play better, we have to stop letting teams shoot over 45 percent from the field against us, and in turn we have to shoot better than 35 percent,” head women's basketball coach Kellie Lewis-Jay said. “[Today] was a combination of bad shooting and not playing good defense.”

ODU forward Brandan Stith (25) and FAU guard Jackson Trapp (12) fight for a rebound early in the second half of the Owls' 78-66 loss on Jan 28. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Men’s basketball: Second half run falls short of overcoming early deficit in loss versus Middle Tennessee

February 5, 2016

In its first matchup of the season, Florida Atlantic men’s basketball got a first hand look at what makes the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders one of the top teams in the conference during Thursday night’s 85-73 loss. FAU (6-17, 4-6 C-USA) led early on in the game for the first minute and a half before a Jacob Ivory layup gave MTSU (16-6, 8-2 C-USA) a 7-5 lead that the Blue Raiders never surrendered, en route to their 16th win of the season. FAU’s first half made what was already a formidable opponent even more dangerous by turning the ball over nine times and giving up 11 offensive rebounds to MTSU in the first half. This was only two rebounds shy of tying the Owls’ 13 total rebounds in the same half. Florida Atlantic trailed at the half 32-45.

Head coach Michael Curry shares his plan of attack to FAU players during the Owls' 78-66 loss to Old Dominion on Jan. 28. Mohammed F. Emran | Staff Photographer

Men’s Basketball Preview: Owls Travel to Visit Top Two Teams in Conference USA in Middle Tennessee and UAB

February 2, 2016

Men's basketball is headed back on the road this week to take on the second-place Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Thursday, followed by a meeting with the first place University Alabama at Birmingham Blazers on Saturday. The Owls (6-16, 4-15 C-USA) are coming off of Saturday's tightly contested home win over the Charlotte 49ers. The 49ers nearly overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half after cutting the Owl lead to four, late in the game before junior Adonis Filler converted on six free throws in the final minute of regulation to propel the Owls in a 82-77 victory. Here's what you need to know for both upcoming matchups:

Senior midfielder Claire Emslie (9) waits for the whistle to take her free kick from outside the box during the Owls game versus UTSA on Sept. 27. Emslie tied the program record for goals scored with two scores this weekend, pushing her career total to 28. Brandon Harrington | Photo Editor

Women’s Soccer: Emslie leads Owls in weekend sweep of UAB and FIU

October 25, 2015

Women’s soccer continued their winning streak with two wins this weekend, beating the UAB Blazers and the Florida International Golden Panthers. Their streak, which now sits at six games, is the team’s longest ever in Conference USA play.

FAU players celebrate  after a win vs Old Dominion on April 26. The Owls beat ODU 6-4 during the tournament. Photo by Michelle Friswell | Associate Editor

Baseball: Owls Fall in Conference USA semifinal to UAB

May 24, 2015

he No. 19 ranked Florida Atlantic Owls were eliminated from the Conference USA Tournament during the weekend, losing their cha...