Nov. 26, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - The men's basketball team started its home schedule off with a bang, defeating American 58-55 on Saturday. While the team didn't play perfectly, it got the win and sent the fans home happy.
One of the purposes of scheduling games against teams like North Carolina and Mississippi State is to get better as a unit and I think the lessons learned in those games showed in Saturday's game. At one point late in the first half, the Owls led by eight points, but American hit three 3-pointers before the half and had their lead cut to just one.
Last weekend versus Elon, FAU went into the half with a lead, but could not close out the game. Saturday, the Owls once again let their opponents take the lead, but this time they were able to regain their composure and eventually come out victorious. Stefan Moody may be the best individual example of the growth this team has experienced. Scoreless through the first 24 minutes of the game, he scored eight points down the stretch, including the final five points of the contest.
The team begins Sun Belt play this week and fans will have two more chances to see the team continue to grow. Come take advantage of the opportunity to see them play and be a part of the growth process.