Nov. 11, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, NC - The Florida Atlantic men's basketball team opened its season with an 80-56 loss to #11 North Carolina on Sunday.
The game, which is part of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, began with the Owls (0-1) able to stay close to the Tar Heels (2-0) in the early going. FAU was able to stay with six points for most of the first half and went the half trailing by only eight, 32-24.
North Carolina began the second half by scoring five straight points, but FAU wouldn't go away and was able to stay within striking distance. A decisive run by the Tar Heels in the midway portion of the second half put the game away.
Greg Gantt led the Owls with 18 points and Jordan McCoy pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the team. Stefan Moody, Cavon Baker, Jackson Trapp and DeVonte Thornton all saw action and scored in their first collegiate game.
FAU will continue action in the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Tuesday, when they play at Mississippi State. Live audio of the game will be available at www.fausports.com.