Feb. 7, 2003
BOCA RATON, FL -- Florida Atlantic University defeated Campbell University, 83-56, Friday night in Boca Raton, FL. Avery Headley scored a career-high 20 points to lead six Owls in double-figures. Headley and Nick Neumann posted double-doubles for FAU.
FAU (7-16, 3-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) jumped out quickly on Campbell (4-17, 1-10 A-Sun) and led 22-8 with 9:47 left in the half. Chris Thomas scored eight points off the bench during that opening burst. The rest of the first half seemed to belong to Avery Headley, who finished the half with 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting. In all, FAU shot 56.7 percent from the floor in the half on its way to a 39-20 lead.
In the second half, FAU continued to dominate. Campbell did manage a 10-2 run in the first 4:21 of the second half, but the Owls responded with a 10-0 run to lead 59-35 with 13:28 left in the game. It was all FAU the rest of the way as the Owls built as much as a 29-point lead with 4:12 left.
Jeff Cowans finished with 15 points. Earnest Crumbley had 12 points and dished out a season-high nine assists. Jeff Hamilton and Thomas finished with 11 while Neumann had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Headley finished with a game-high 12 rebounds.
"I am very, very happy for our guys," said FAU head coach Sidney Green as the Owls won their second straight game. "Hopefully we can have some momentum in the last part of the season."
I was proud of Avery's performance," said Green. "Every game we expect a double-double from him, and he should expect it from himself."
FAU shot 49.2 percent from the field after going 32-for-65. Campbell managed just 43.2 percent. FAU controlled the boards with a 42-23 advantage.
Tarick Johnson led Campbell with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Corey Parker tossed in a career-high 16.
Florida Atlantic next plays at Stetson, February 13, in DeLand, FL.
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