Nov. 26, 2007
BOCA RATON, FL - After an eight-day layoff the Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team lost to UMKC 77-66 on Monday night.
Both teams came out sluggish and struggled offensively in the early going. FAU (1-5) built a 15-12 lead before the Kangaroos launched a 15-6 run to take a six point lead. The Owls rallied to briefly take a one point lead before UMKC reeled off eight unanswered points to put themselves up 35-28. A late Carlos Monroe layup sent the teams to their locker rooms with FAU trailing 35-30. The halftime deficit was due to the Kangaroos making seven three pointers to just three for FAU, aided in large part by 10 offensive rebounds.
The Owls came out of the halftime break with a surge of energy and had an 11-4 run early in the second half to take a 45-44 lead. The game was tied at 48 when Dane Brumagin knocked down three consecutive treys that began a 28-10 UMKC lead that helped put the game away. The Kangaroos shot 58.3 percent from the field. Carlos Monroe had his third double-double of the season with 26 points and 13 rebounds.
FAU hosts its home opener on Saturday, December 1 when they play McNeese St. at 7 p.m. Sideline seats and season tickets are still available for both men's and women's basketball by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS.