BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (March 2, 2017) – A late second half run proved too much for the Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team to overcome in a 79-59 loss to UAB on Thursday. Adonis Filer led the Owls with 15 points, while Ronald Delph added 12.
The Turning Point
Delph hit a jumper with 11:37 to go in the game to pull the Owls (10-18, 6-11 Conference USA) within nine, 57-48. UAB (16-14, 9-8) responded with a 20-7 run to put the contest away.
- Filer’s 15-point night marked the eighth time in the last 10 games that he has scored in double figures.
- In addition to his dozen points, Delph grabbed six rebounds to lead the Owls.
- Nick Rutherford had nine points, three rebounds and five assists.
- UAB outshot the Owls 57 percent to 28 percent in the second half.
Head Coach Michael Curry
“These guys (UAB) are tough, they caused us some problems, but I wasn’t pleased with the rebounding from our guard position tonight.”
“For whatever reason against this team, we allow (UAB) to hit us first. Our activity should put us in a better position.”
The Owls wrap up the regular season against Middle Tennessee on Saturday, March 5. The game starts at 6 p.m. eastern and will air on ESPN3.com. Live stats and live audio will be available at fausports.com. The game also will be broadcast on ESPN 106.3 FM. Live updates will be available at the team’s official Twitter account, @FAU_Hoops.