Nov. 23, 2013
DETROIT, MI - Jackson Trapp had his second 20-point game of the season and Dragan Sekelja narrowly missed his second double-double of the season as the Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team lost to Stony Brook 67-61 at the 2K Sports Classic on Saturday.
For the second game in a row, the Owls (1-5) got off to a sluggish start and fell behind by seven points less than four minutes into the action. FAU trailed by as many as 11 in the first half but Pablo Bertone converted a four-point play just before the halftime buzzer to cut the margin to one at 32-31.
After a brief surge by the Seawolves (4-2), Detroit native D'Andre Johnson put the Owls ahead on two separate occasions. However, Stony Brook answered with seven straight points to take a 49-43 lead. Later on in the game, Trapp hit one of his five threes on the day to cut the lead back down to one, but FAU could get no closer. The Seawolves made five of six free throws down the stretch to ice the victory.
Trapp finished with 20 points, while Sekelja had nine points and a career high 17 rebounds. Kelvin Penn had three blocks on the day to pass Cedric Peoples for second all-time in school history. Penn now has 122 in his FAU career, trailing only Brett Royster.
The Owls will wrap up action in the 2K Sports Classic on Sunday, when they face Toledo. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m. and live audio will be available at fausports.com and on ESPN 106.3 FM.