GAME WEEK CAPSULE: FAU vs. MTSU & UAB - January 13 & 15, 2022
FINAL | #MTSU 70 - 57 #FAU 😖— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 14, 2022
Owls drop their first #CUSA game of the season after going 5-21 from the arc.
A tough test at #UAB awaits FAU this Saturday. The boys will have to dust off and go again for the 4 PM tip.
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Bad news: Coach May says FAU's next opponent, UAB, plays a lot like Middle.
#FAU's @CoachDustyMay on playing #UAB following the Owls' loss to #MTSU: "We'll have to control the paint much better and we have to take care of the basketball."— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 14, 2022
FAU was beat on the glass 34-33, points in paint 32-20, turnovers 11-19, and points off turnovers 25-9. pic.twitter.com/pntNSi8oCn
One positive note for the team is the improved shooting from the charity stripe. Coach May said that was a point of emphasis during the Winter Break.
📊 Final Stats from #FAU's 70-57 loss at #MTSU ⬇️@martin_alijah with 13 PTS, 2 3FG, 5-7 FT, and 5 Rebs, a team-high in every category. Expect continued growth from the talented guard from Mississippi. pic.twitter.com/bsYkFeUKvY— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 14, 2022
FAU Basketball is back at it again today, this time against arguably the best team in the conference
Still, Owls are going small against the longer arms of UAB.
Blazers lead 8-2 at the 15:17 mark of the opening half.
#UAB's Quan Jackson is ALREADY in double digits, but @martin_alijah is getting started as he drains #FAU's first three of the afternoon!— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 15, 2022
The Blazers lead the Owls 18-10 midway through the first half. pic.twitter.com/wcfyqlHrOU
HALFTIME | #FAU 31- 31 #UAB— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 15, 2022
Owls use a 9-0 midway through the half to CLAW THEIR WAY BACK into the contest! 👏👏
Martin & Rosado tie for a team-high 8 points, including this GORGEOUS layup from the former. 💪 pic.twitter.com/lyn3o8msnp
🔥 HOLY SMOKES, #FAU IS ON FIRE! 🔥— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 15, 2022
The Owls use a 16-9 run through the first nine minutes of the second half to take a firm hold of the lead over #UAB! Peep @giancarlo_345 with the easy layup to extend the lead!
It's 47-43 OWLS with 11:05 left to play! #GoOwls 👌 pic.twitter.com/fjTao5XWZD