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Men's Hoops Nipped By North Texas 59-53
Anthony Adger scored 14 points on Thursday night.
Jan. 25, 2018

Final Stats

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DENTON, Texas – A late rally by the Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team came up just short, as the Owls fell to North Texas 59-53 on Thursday night. FAU is now 9-11 on the season and 3-5 in Conference USA play.   


The Start

Both teams got off to a sloppy start, but the Mean Green (11-10, 4-4) led by 10, 25-15, with four minutes left in the first half. The Owls closed the half on a 9-1 run and a Ronald Delph jumper pulled FAU within two, 26-24, at the break.


The Turning Point

NT had a 34-28 lead with 14:08 to go in the game. The Owls rallied, led by Anthony Adger, who scored eight straight FAU points, including a jumper that tied the score at 43-43 with 7:43 remaining.


The Finish

After Adger’s bucket evened the score, the Mean Green answered with a 7-2 run to take a 50-45 lead. The Owls got to within two after a Ronald Delph, but couldn’t get any closer and North Texas was able to hang on for the win.



  • Ronald Delph scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for his 12th career double-double.
  • Anthony Adger finished with 14 points, one shy of his career high.
  • Gerdarius Troutman chipped in with 11 points.
  • The Owls were outrebounded 43-32.



FAU Head Coach Michael Curry

“No question, the guys competed hard tonight and put themselves in a position to win.”


Looking Ahead

The Owls travel to Houston for a game against Rice on Sunday, Jan. 27. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. ET. Live stats will be available at The game will air on ESPN3. Live audio will be broadcast on ESPN 106.3 FM. In game updates will also be available at



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