Marquan Botley scored a career high 19 points on Saturday.
Jan. 13, 2014
The men's basketball team defeated Rice 73-68 on Saturday night to snap a 16-game losing streak away from FAU Arena. It was FAU's first win outside of Boca Raton since a 65-62 win over Western Kentucky on January 12, 2013.
But perhaps more important than that, was the fact that the Owls won a close game. Over the last couple of seasons, the squad has seemed to be on the short end of several games that could have gone either way. On Saturday night, FAU pulled out a game that almost got away from them.
After the final buzzer sounded, the team and coaches celebrated. From where I sat, it seemed that the celebration was equal parts happiness and relief.
Hopefully, seeing the team celebrate after a road win will be a streak of its own.