Nov. 19, 2004
MURFREESBORO, TN - Florida Atlantic University put up a valiant effort against Middle Tennessee Friday night despite an 85-63 loss to the Lady Raiders in its season opener in Murfreesboro, TN. Jackie Brown led FAU (0-1) with 18 points.
Middle Tennessee (1-1) entered the game receiving votes in both major polls, but FAU (0-1) threatened to upset the hosts and trailed just 47-41 with 14:50 remaining. MT led 39-33 at the half and scored the first seven points of the second half before FAU put together an 8-1 run. It was capped off by a Brown layup with 14:50 remaining to pull the Lady Owls within six.
That's as close as FAU would get as Middle Tennessee outscored FAU 38-22 the rest of the way.
Florida Atlantic concludes its road trip Sunday afternoon at Tennessee Tech.