WEEKEND THREAD: FAU @ Old Dominion - January 8 & 9, 2021
With FAU down two, Mike Forrest turned the ball over with ten seconds remaining. Wow.
FINAL | #ODU 71 - #FAU 67— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 9, 2021
Great outing from @2easyJ_ (GH 26 Pts) wasn't enough to surpass a scrappy Monarchs team who dish out revenge for the Owls' 2020 #CUSA Tournament First Round victory.@bgreenlee21: 13 Pts@kbuckets11: 9 Pts, GH 8 Rebs
NEXT: @ #ODU (again), Sat. 7PM.
UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2020-21 FAU Men's Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
- Jailyn Ingram scored a season-high 26 points, two shy of equalizing his career high set in 2018 vs. Bethune Cookman. Despite his strong showing, Ingram shot 0-3 FG in the final 8:40.
- BJ Greenlee made up for his poor Birthday performance vs. JMU, netting 13 points on 11 FG attempts.
- Kenan Blackshear started the game hot with back-to-back converted and-ones, but was held scoreless for the following 30 minutes. He did collect a game high 8 rebounds.
- Offensive Rebounds were not easy to come by for the Owls, who entered the contest ranked #18 in the nation along the offensive glass. ODU had 14 offensive boards compared to FAU's 10.
- Free Throws and blocks cost FAU the game. The Owls shot an abysmal 4-11 from the charity stripe while seeing 6 shots get blocked. If the Owls see those numbers improve by 50%, then they come away tonight as victors.
- Dusty May talked about Michael Forrest's late-game turnover on Ken LaVicka's postgame show. "We felt like the floor was broken, we had a guard rebound and push in," May explained. "We were trying to get Karlis (Silins) to come up to get a ball screen.. Mike saw a crease and attacked. I screamed a timeout but (the refs) said he had already slipped."
NEXT: The Owls will face ODU again. Tipoff is set for tomorrow, Saturday, at 7 PM.
No changes in the Owls lineup in Norfolk.#FAU's Starting 5⃣ 🆚 #ODU, PART ✌️ ⬇️— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 9, 2021
G - BJ Greenlee
G - Michael Forrest
G - Kenan Blackshear
F - Jailyn Ingram
F - Karlis Silins
Let's get back to our winning ways, boys! #GoOwls 👌
HALFTIME | #FAU 29 - #ODU 26— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) January 10, 2021
Everybody's favorite Kosovan, Dardan Kapiti, broke an ODU 16-2 run spanning over 6:30 with this silky smooth shot with just over a minute left.
Owls are shooting 48% FG but 14 turnovers are single-handedly keeping the Monarchs in it. pic.twitter.com/f432h5MUqR