Nov. 21, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - Sanchez Hughley posted his first career double-double to help the Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team to a 81-69 win over American University on Saturday.
Hughley and Shavar Richardson both had 10 points in the first half to lead FAU (2-1) to a 36-20 halftime lead. The lead ballooned to 23 early on the second half, but American raliied to within eight at 58-50 with 7:50 left in the game.
Six straight FAU points pushed the lead back to 14, but the Eagles pulled to within four with just over a minute remaining. Raymond Taylor hit two free throws, then grabbed a rebound, and hit Hughley for a layup to put the game away.
Hughley ended up with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls. He was joined in double-digits by Greg Gantt (14), Taylor (14), Richardson (12) and DeMonte Simpson (10). The win is FAU's first road win since defeating Troy 99-93 on February 27, 2007.
FAU will travel to Manhattan to take on the Jaspers on Monday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN760AM (ESPN760.com). Live video of the game will be available via JasperVision on Manhattan's official athletics website, GoJaspers.com. Fans can purchase the individual game for $5.95.