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King of the Block

Royster makes Sun Belt history in Owls’ win over Jaspers

There’s a new all-time shot blocking leader for the Sun Belt conference after FAU’s 57-50 win over visiting Manhattan College (2-14, 0-5) tonight.

Brett Royster, who needed just two blocks to set the mark, tallied four on the night to take possession of the honor. His count now stands at 269.

“Brett has gone through the worst times, and he’s now going through some good times”, said Coach Mike Jarvis. “He needs to be rewarded for his diligence and effort and his God given ability to block shots. It’s a great feat.”

"It feels good to finally get it out of the way. Now I don't have to hear about it anymore," said Royster.

Meanwhile, the Owls finished their home stand at 4-0 to improve to 6-1 at FAU Arena on the season.

It was ugly at times, as this was supposed to be a blow-out affair. A zone defense employed by the Jaspers stymied Florida Atlantic, who connected on just 4-of-20 attempts from beyond the arc.

After Manhattan nudged ahead 12-10 in the first, the Owls responded with a 9-2 run but led just 28-26 at the break.

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