Alex Tucker had 16 points and seven assists on Monday night.
Jan. 10, 2012
FAU started the game slowly, falling behind 24-10 with 8:46 remaining in the first half. From that point, the Owls outscored the Red Wolves 18-3 the rest of the half, with Tucker and Gantt scoring 14 points over that time.
Gantt and Tucker continued to bedevil the Red Wolves at the start of the second half, combining for 13 of FAU's first 17 points out of the locker room. Shavar Richardson drained a pair of free throws at the four minute mark to put the Owls ahead 58-40. Those were the last points of the night for FAU, but the stout defense the Owls have been playing as of late was enough to stifle any hopes of a comeback for ASU.
Gantt led all scorers with 21 points while Tucker scored a season high 16. FAU also recorded a 39-29 rebound advantage in the victory, with Kelvin Penn leading the Owls with eight boards. The win was the first road win in the series for either team.
FAU will host East Division leading Middle Tennessee in a key matchup early in the conference schedule. The game will start at 7 p.m. and live stats and audio of the game will be available at www.fausports.com.