Jan. 31, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - The first time the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team played ULM, the Owls fell victim to a late rally, losing 65-64. On Thursday night, the Owls were able to turn the tables on the Warhawks, using a second half surge to snap a three game losing streak 76-71.
Richard Morrow recorded his first career double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, good for career highs in both categories.
FAU (11-12, 6-6 Sun Belt) trailed by as 10 in the first half, in no small part due to ULM (3-14, 2-9) shooting 65.4 percent from the floor. When the Warhawk lead did reach double-digits, FAU scored the next eight points to pull within two at 48-46. A Greg Gantt jumper capped the 16-4 run and gave the Owls a two-point lead.
ULM answered with seven straight points of its own to regain a 56-51 lead. The advantage was still five at the 5:45 mark when Jackson Trapp hit the first of back-to-back threes to take the lead. Although the Warhawks did tie the score one more time, the Owls never trailed again.
Morrow was one of five Owls in double figures, led by Gantt's 19, while Amos Olatayo had a game high 25 points. FAU returns home on Saturday to face Middle Tennessee. The game will start at 7 p.m. and live stats and audio will be available at www.fausports.com.