Jackson Trapp had 18 points and four steals in his first college start.
Nov. 17, 2012
The Owls (1-2) used defense to establish control of the game early, holding the Eagles without a field goal for more than nine minutes and built an 18-6 lead. Coppin State (0-3) scored a bucket at the the 8:50 mark and did not score for the remainder of the half. FAU went into the half leading 33-8. The Owls held Coppin State to 9.4 percent shooting from the floor in the first half.
FAU led 40-16 early in the second half when CSU scored nine straight points to cut the lead to 15. Trapp hit two free throws at the 5:05 mark to give the Owls a 49-34 advantage. Those were the last points of 18 in a row that either Trapp or Jordan McCoy scored for FAU.
Coppin State refused to go away and scratched their way back into the game and was down three when Andre Armstrong hit a triple to tie the score at 61 with 21 seconds left. Moody hit three free throws sandwiched around an Eagle turnover and a desperate attempt to tie the game missed, clinching the win for the Owls.
Trapp scored 19 and drew a key charge late. Moody had 18 points, including 11-of-12 from the free throw line. The Owls hit 18 straight from the charity stripe in the second half to aid in the victory. FAU will face host school Elon in the Mainland Regional Championship Game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Live audio will be available at www.fausports.com. Free live video will also be available on Elon's official live UStream channel.