Brittany Bowe had 16 points for FAU on Wednesday night.
Jan. 31, 2007
Jonesboro, AR - Florida Atlantic University (4-20) (0-12 SBC) created 31 turnovers, but a 62.5 percent shooting effort from Arkansas State (15-8) (8-4 SBC) propelled the Indians to an 80-61 victory on Wednesday evening.
"We brought the pressure at times tonight and converted on several of the turnovers we created," said Head Coach Chancellor Dugan. " However, we need to be more patient on offense and step on the defensive side. This is a young team and they're working to improve."
Florida Atlantic jumped out to an early 8-5 lead after a Brittany Bowe trifecta at the 15:36 mark. ASU responded with an 8-0 run and would hold the lead for the rest of the game. The Indians shot 66.7 percent in the first half, as they turned an 11-point advantage into 17 in the final two minutes. They headed to the break up 38-21 over the Owls.
In the second period, FAU was able to play more consistent ball with Arkansas State, but were still outscored in the frame 42-40. Florida Atlantic trailed by as many as 24 at the 3:17 mark, but were able to end the game on a positive note. They put together a 12-7 run that featured four turnovers and they finished up the game with a 19-point losing margin.
Bowe had 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting to lead the Owls. Andrea Taylor netted nine on a perfect 4-of-4 effort from the charity stripe. She finished the game with five boards.
Adrianne Davie finished the contest with a double-double, putting in 18 points and 10 rebounds. Caroline Starr and Ashley Anderson each scored 11 to pace the Indians.
The Owls created 32 points off of 31 turnovers, but were out rebounded 44-36. FAU attempted 29 more shot attempts, yet only were able to connect on 29.9 percent of their looks from the field.
Florida Atlantic is back in action on Saturday to do battle with Troy University at 6:15 p.m. in Troy, AL. All the action can be heard live on fausports.com.