Men's Basketball Overtakes UAB 82-71
Pablo Bertone scored 34 points on Thursday night.


Pablo Bertone scored 34 points on Thursday night.

Feb. 8, 2014

Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A career high 34 points from Pablo Bertone propelled the Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team to a 82-71 victory over UAB on Saturday night.

After trailing 38-32 at the half, the Owls (9-15, 4-5 C-USA) shot 57.1 percent from the floor in the second half. UAB led by eight early in the second half before FAU went on a 10-1 run to briefly take a 42-41 lead.

The Blazers pushed their lead back to five at 57-52 at the nine minute mark, when Bertone stepped to the forefront. He scored 12 consecutive points to help the Owls take a 64-59 advantage.

Bertone's outburst was combined with a stout FAU defensive effort, which held the Blazers just two field goals in over eight minutes to help clinch the win.

Marquan Botley narrowly missed a triple-double with 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. D'Andre Johnson (13) and Kelvin Penn (11) gave the Owls four players in double-figures.

FAU will travel to El Paso, TX on Thursday night to face UTEP. Tip-off is set for 9:05 p.m. eastern. A link to live video can be found on fausports.com. Live audio will be available on fausports.com and ESPN 106.3 FM.

 

 

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