Dec. 28, 2011
BOCA RATON, FL - Greg Gantt scored 16 in his first game action in more than two weeks, but the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team lost to Siena 67-60 on Wednesday night.
The first half was a battle of scoring runs as the two teams exchanged offensive outbursts. FAU found itself on the good half of the ledger, leading 39-36 after the first 20 minutes. Omari Grier scored 14 points and Gantt added 12 to provide most the scoring punch for the Owls in the first half.
The second half was more of the same as FAU led by five, 44-39 at the 17:01 mark of the second half when Siena scored the next eight points to regain the lead. The Owls fought back to gain a 52-51 advantage with 11:12 remaining, however, FAU would only score one field goal in the following eight minutes as the Saints used their significant size advantage to outrebound the Owls 24-15 in the second half and build a seven point lead.
FAU has lost four games in a row but will look to break that streak on Saturday when they open Sun Belt conference play at Louisiana-Lafayette. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 eastern, approximately 30 minutes after the women's game. Live audio of the game will be available at www.fausports.com.