Everything that could go wrong did go wrong as Florida Atlantic (18-8, 10-2) was routed by Denver 69-42 on Thursday night to fall to 0-4 at Magness Arena all time.
The Owls saw season lows in field goals made, total points, three point percentage, three pointers, and rebounds.
Not helping matters was an 11-of-25 performance from the free throw line.
“Not a very good effort in any one category tonight. It was a total team effort. As good as we’ve played as a team, tonight we played that bad as a team. That’s where you start, and that’s where you end”, said coach Mike Jarvis on the loss.
After a close start, the Pioneers (12-12, 8-3) gained momentum the remainder of the first half behind 63.6% shooting to lead in double digits 34-21 at halftime.
Matters continued into the second as the Owls struggled to contain Denver’s scoring efforts, never getting closer than 10 points.
Starting in place of Kore White, Jordan McCoy was the lone Owl in double figures with 12 points to go with five rebounds in 22 minutes of action.
Chase Hallam’s 18 points led Denver, who dominated 29-21 on the glass and scored 17 points off of 12 FAU turnovers.
Florida Atlantic next plays host to Louisiana this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at FAU Arena.
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