Lady Owls Defeated by Middle Tennessee
Jackie Brown led FAU with 18 points.

Jackie Brown led FAU with 18 points.

Nov. 19, 2004

Final Stats

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.

Middle Tennessee shot 48 percent compared to FAU's 39 percent. The Lady Owls were forced into 25 turnovers. Shontavia Williams added nine points for FAU while Cristal Randolph had eight.

Florida Atlantic concludes its road trip Sunday afternoon at Tennessee Tech.

 

 

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