Feb. 6, 2013
Miami, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team fell to 7-7 in Sun Belt Conference (SBC) play with a 65-55 loss to FIU on Wednesday night at U.S. Century Bank Arena. The game was the first of two league meetings in the final stages of the winter season.
FAU falls to 10-12 on the season and will play at the University of South Alabama on Saturday, February 9 at 6 p.m. in Mobile, Alabama. The game will be televised on the Sun Belt Network (CSS). FIU improved to 14-9 overall and 8-6 in league play – breaking a tie between the two Florida rivals for third place in the SBC’s East Division.
The hosts held an 18-8 lead with 11:14 remaining in the first half. FAU cut the deficit to two points, 30-28, following a free throw by Brooks at the 3:45 mark of the period. FIU went on to take a 36-30 halftime lead, and shot 56 percent in the second half to pick up the 10-point victory.
FIU’s Jerica Coley, the nation’s leading NCAA Division I scorer, had a game-high 33 points, while Diamond Ashmore added 16 points.
Live audio and statistics of Saturday’s game will be available here. Tickets for the remaining home games are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.