Dec. 1, 2012
Both players tied their career high for points in the win, with Gantt scoring 29 for the second game in a row and Moody adding 22. The duo had FAU's first nine points of the game, which helped the set the tone for the contest. Jackson Trapp hit a three pointer to push the Owls (3-4, 1-1 Sun Belt) ahead 24-18 with less than eight minutes left in the first half, but FAU hit only two field goals the remainder of the half and allowed ASU (4-3, 0-2) to take a 33-30 lead at the half.
A powerful Moody dunk led cut the deficit to one early in the second half and spurred a run as Moody and Gantt scored 14 of the Owls' next 16 points and give FAU a 49-40 lead with 13:40 on the clock. However, similar to the first half, the Red Wolves made a run, helped by asserting themselves on the glass and took a three-point lead, 58-55 at the 8:05 mark. Gantt and Moody would then combine for FAU's next 13 points and that along with a defensive effort that held ASU without a field goal for nearly four minutes was enough to clinch the win.
Pablo Bertone hit two free throws to provide the final margin of victory. Jackson Trapp scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and had six assists in the game. The win also made Mike Jarvis the winningest FAU coach since the Owls joined Division I (1994).
The Owls went 2-1 on their three game homestand and will travel to DeLand to take on Stetson on Thursday, December 6. Game time is set for 7 p.m. and live audio of the game will be available at www.fausports.com.