Jan. 22, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - A career outing by sophomore forward Kore White led the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team to an 88-71 win over UALR on Saturday.
White had a huge first half, scoring 15 points and pulling down seven rebounds in the first 20 minutes of the game. Both teams shot the ball when in the first half, with the Owls (15-6, 7-0 Sun Belt) shooting 50 percent from the floor, while UALR (12-10, 4-3) shot 54.2 percent from the field. An 11 rebound advantage helped FAU to a 42-37 halftime lead.
In the second half, defense was the difference as the Owls held the Trojans to 38.5 percent shooting. FAU held UALR without a field goal for over four minutes late in the game. White ended up with 22 points and 11 rebounds on the day. FAU played a home game on national television for the first time in program history.
The Owls host Middle Tennessee in a rematch from earlier this season on Thursday night. Game time is 7 p.m. and live audio will be available at www.fausports.com.