Jan. 31, 2004
BOCA RATON, FL - Lipscomb University used a 14-4 run over the final 6:02 to come from behind and defeat Florida Atlantic University, 70-63, Saturday night in Boca Raton. FAU took an early lead in the game and then trailed by as many as 10 points before regaining the lead later in the second half. FAU's Jackie Brown led all scorers with a career-high 21 points and 14 rebounds. Courtney Boynton led the Bisons with 19 points.
FAU (5-13, 4-7 Atlantic Sun Conference) scored the game's first six points and held another six-point lead with 15:54 left in the first half. Lipscomb (10-8, 7-3 A-Sun) used a 9-0 run to take a 12-9 lead with 12:30 left in the half. With FAU leading 14-13 at the 9:54 mark, the Bisons scored 12 straight points over the next three minutes and led 25-14. Lipscomb would lead by as many as 12 points in the first half before taking a 39-34 halftime lead.
Lipscomb scored the first five points of the second half before FAU began to chip away. The Lady Owls went on a 13-3 run and held the Bisons without a field goal for over five minutes and tied the score at 47-47 with 12:07 to play. A three-pointer by Sharia Young, who finished with 12 points, gave FAU a 59-56 lead with 6:22 left.
Boynton responded with a three in Lipscomb's next possession to tie the game. Less than a minute later, she made two free throws to make it 61-59 Lipscomb. The Bisons built as much as a five-point lead down the stretch as FAU would only get as close as three points the rest of the way.
"We didn't play with the intensity that we had the last four games," said FAU head coach Chancellor Dugan. "We missed way too many shots and way too many layups. We have to regroup and get ready to play (Lipscomb) again next week."
Lipscomb shot 41 percent compared to FAU's 32 percent. The Bisons went 7-for-16 from beyond the arc while FAU managed just 4-for-22. FAU did outrebound Lipscomb, 51-41.
Florida Atlantic next faces Belmont February 7 in Nashville before taking on Lipscomb again on February 9.