BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team allowed what proved to be a decisive 14-1 run late in a 67-62 loss to Louisiana Tech on Thursday night. The Owls fell to 10-12 overall and 4-6 in Conference USA play.
After an early exchange of baskets, the Owls went on a 10-0 run, including eight straight by Jailyn Ingram, to take a 22-16 lead with 5:39 to go in the first half. The cushion remained six at the half, 28-22.
An Ingram layup pushed the advantage to eight early in the second half. The Bulldogs (14-9, 5-5 C-USA) scored 13 of the game’s next 17 points to go ahead 37-36 with 14 minutes remaining in the game. Gerdarius Troutman responded with five straight points, allowing FAU to retake a four-point edge, 41-37.
The Owls still owned a four-point lead, 57-53, when La Tech mounted their charge. The Bulldogs scored seven unanswered to take a 60-57 edge. La Tech made seven straight free throws to help seal the win.
- Jailyn Ingram scored 16 points to lead the Owls.
- Ronald Delph notched 14 points and added eight rebounds.
- Gerdarius Troutman tallied 13 points.
- William Pfister grabbed seven rebounds, scored two points, dished out an assist and blocked a shot.
- Amir Smith came off the bench to block four shots.
FAU Head Coach Michael Curry
“We didn’t get enough 50-50 balls. In a one-possession game, that’s where the game is lost.”
The Owls host Southern Miss on Saturday, Feb. 3. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. Live video and stats will be available at fausports.com. Live audio will be broadcast on ESPN 106.3 FM. In game updates will also be available at twitter.com/FAU_Hoops.