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FAU completes regular season sweep of Blue Raiders to remain a perfect 8-0 in conference play

In what was a defensively played contest by both teams, Florida Atlantic came out the winner, knocking off Middle Tennessee tonight 62-51 at FAU Arena.

Neither team shot too well, or took very good care of the ball. Collectively, the squads combined for just 20% from long range on a 4-of-20 showing.

But the Owls took command on the glass, and made baskets when they had to.

“When you play Middle Tennessee you are in for a battle; they come out and they get after you”, said Coach Mike Jarvis afterwards. “It wasn’t pretty, but we’ll take it.”

The win completes a regular season sweep of the Blue Raiders and marks the first time the Owls (16-6, 8-0) have done so.

It also ties a program record for the most consecutive wins (eight) set back in the 1989-90 season, FAU’s second year on the court.

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