GAME THREAD: Florida National @ FAU - December 3, 2020
What: Florida National (2-6) vs. Florida Atlantic (1-2)
When: Thursday, December 3, @ 7:00 PM Eastern
Where: Abessinio Court at FAU Arena
Series: This is the first ever meeting between the Owls and the NAIA squad from Hialeah.
Stream: CUSA.tv *FEE
Radio: FoxSports 640
FAU opens their home slate against the Conquistadors of Florida National University, who average over 90 points a game. Still, FNU fell to Georgia Southern by a score of 97-65 in their lone previous matchup against a Division I opponent.
Last time out, senior forward Jailyn Ingram and freshman guard Nicholas Boyd led the Owls in scoring with 22 and 17 points, respectively. This allowed paved the way for FAU's first win of the campaign via an 83-41 thumping of University of Mobile.
Like in the game against Mobile, expect FAU head Coach Dusty May to rely on the exciting and talented freshmen class of Boyd, Alijah Martin, and Johnell Davis, and Giancarlo Rosado, in order to get them increased game reps before the Owls the likes of NC State and Florida.
Itís about that time! #FAU Basketball will tip-off from The Burrow for the first time this season in 20 minutes. And YES, JI is back in the lineup vs. #FNU. 👌— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 3, 2020
G - BJ Greenlee
G - Kenna Blackshear
G - Everett Winchester
F - Jailyn Ingram
F - Karlis Silins
🤳: @Guccigreg23 pic.twitter.com/OkBvo5cyBO
Well, wonder no more…
Uhhh folks... #FAU is going to break the program record for most points scored in a game. 🙈— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 4, 2020
At the half, the Owls lead #FNU 85-31! 😱@2easyJ_ leads all scorers with 23 points. 🔥
Not far behind is true freshman @martin_alijah with 14, including this three, his fourth so far! pic.twitter.com/gfrDWEEtjE
.@NicholaswBoyd ➡️ @giancarlo_345 to make HISTORY!— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 4, 2020
The two freshmen link up to break the program record for most points in a single-game (111 vs. PBA, 1988).
Owls are on 🔥FIRE🔥 as we enter the final few minutes of the second half! pic.twitter.com/p9LgQAwaAO
Not a bad day at the office, huh?
OWLS WIN! @FAUMBB improves to 2-2 on the year with a 128-64 beatdown of Florida National. With it, #FAU set a new program record for points scored in a single-game!@2easyJ_: Game High 26 PTS, 7-8 3FG 💦💦@martin_alijah: Career High 21 PTS, 7 Rebs 💥— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 4, 2020
NEXT: @ #UNF, Mon. 12/7 pic.twitter.com/pZJM8U64rA
UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2020-21 FAU Men's Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
#FAU's @CoachDustyMay - "Our goal going into the season is to be one of the top-25 offensive rebounding teams in the country."— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 4, 2020
With 55 total rebounds today, 19 of which came on the offensive glass, @FAUMBB sure is making a shout! pic.twitter.com/Ow5pXDbRHx