Jan. 2, 2006
KENNESAW, GA - The Florida Atlantic men's basketball team picked up one of its biggest wins of the year on Monday as it defeated Kennesaw State, 73-67, in Atlantic Sun Conference action at KSU Convocation Center in Kennesaw, Ga.
The win moves FAU (4-6, 3-0 A-Sun) into sole possession of first place in the conference standings and ends a four-game losing streak. The win is also the first of the year away from Boca Raton.
FAU outrebounded KSU, 32-21, in the game, including 21-5 in the second half. The Owls from Florida shot 60.0% (15-25) from the field and outscored KSU, 46-38, in the half, with DeAndre Rice netting 16 and Rodney Webb, 13.
Webb also collected seven rebounds after the break and finished with a game-high nine rebounds to go along with 17 points in the game. Rice led all scorers with 23 points, hitting 8-13 from the field.
The Owls shot a season-high 52.0% (26-50) from the field and collected 20 assists as a team. FAU was also 9-15 from three-point range.
Kennesaw (4-8, 2-1 A-Sun) was led by Andre Morgan's 22 points and six rebounds.
FAU returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in A-Sun action at East Tennessee State.