Pablo Bertone scored 34 points on Thursday night.
Feb. 8, 2014
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.
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.