LUBBOCK, Texas – The Florida Atlantic University men’s basketball team’s first trip outside the Sunshine State was an unsuccessful one, as the Owls lost to Texas Tech 90-54 on Tuesday night.
After the no. 21 Red Raiders (10-1) opened the game on a 13-4 run, but FAU (6-5) rallied to tie the game at 17. Later in the first half, Justin Massey hit a three-pointer to put the Owls up 28-27. Texas Tech responded with nine straight points to take a 36-28 lead.
The Turning Point
Leading 40-33 at the half, the Red Raiders opened the half with a 22-7 run that stretched their lead to 22, and the Owls never got closer than 19 the rest of the way.
- Justin Massey led all scorers with 17 points. He also pulled down four rebounds.
- Ronald Delph scored 16 points, had six rebounds and three blocks.
- The Owls were outshot 54.8 to 27.6 percent from the floor in the second half.
FAU Head Coach Michael Curry
“(Texas Tech) had 22 points off of turnovers. We are playing teams who are creating alot of turnovers so we have to be strong with the basketball. They want to create turnovers so they can get out in transition and not depend so much on halfcourt basketball.”
FAU travels to Minnesota to play the Golden Gophers on Saturday, Dec. 22. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will air on the Big Ten Network. Live stats will be available at fausports.com. Live audio will be available on ESPN 106.3 FM. In game updates will also be available at twitter.com/FAU_Hoops.