Tuesday's win over Harvard had a lot of personal meaning for Mike Jarvis.
Jan. 27, 2014
BOCA RATON, FL - Tuesday was one of the biggest games of the season for the FAU men's basketball team and the Owls played like it, beating Harvard, which entered the game 14-2 on the season.
Rather than have this game come down to the last minute (the team has had seven games decided by six points or less), the Owls controlled the game basically from start to finish. FAU has had several players step up in big spots this season, when Harvard was trying to make a game of it, it was Jackson Trapp's turn. His three-pointer put the Owls up eight and the game was never in doubt again.
Defense was also a big part of the win for FAU. Harvard entered the game shooting 46.3 percent from the floor and 36.1 percent from three-point range. Tuesday night, they shot 23 percent and 16.7 percent, respectively.
The win also had huge personal significance for Head Coach Mike Jarvis, who was born and raised in Cambridge and served as an assistant coach for Harvard in the 1970s. About the only negative on the night was that Justin Raffington failed to set the school record for consecutive double-doubles, coming up just short. However, he started a new streak on Saturday against FIU.