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Final: MTSU 62, FAU 52

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Greg Gantt and Stefan Moody had the shooting touch for FAU, but no other Owl proved effective in a 62-52 loss to Middle Tennessee.

Originally published on 1/10/2013

by Chuck King

Greg Gantt and Stefan Moody didn't have much trouble scoring against MTSU. Every other FAU player found it nearly impossible.

Gantt and Moody combined to sink 14 of FAU's 17 field goals, allowing Middle Tennessee to easily blow past FAU 62-52.

Gantt and Moody both scored 12 early points to give the Owls a 24-19 lead with a little more than seven minutes remaining in the first half. The Owls then went scoreless for the next 11:08, allowing MTSU to build a 21 point lead early in the second half.

FAU (8-9, 3-3 Sun Belt) was unable to get MTSU's lead back into single digits until Jackson Trapp drained a transition 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining.

The Sun Belt East Division-leading Blue Raiders (13-4, 5-1) saw three players score in double figures, led by Marcus Knight's 13 points.

Pablo Bertone became the first Owl not named Gantt or Moody to score when he drained a 3-pointer nearly 4 minutes into the second half. Jackson Trapp also drained a three and Kelvin Penn had a field goal.

Cavon Baker made two free throws and Chris Bryant made one.
 

GameBrowser: MTSU 62, FAU 52

Moving Forward: Stefan Moody showed the offensive spark Jarvis has been looking for, scoring 18 points. Greg Gantt continues to get points, ending the night with a game-high 23.

Moving Backward: Anyone not named Gantt or Moody.

Key Stat: Eight MTSU players scored in the first half. FAU only managed points from 2.

Up Next: It doesn't get any easier for the Owls, who will conclude their two-game road trip at Western Kentucky on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.

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  • FAU starters at MTSU: Gantt, Moody, Bertone, McCoy and Penn.
  • U16: #FAU starts slowly before Gantt scores Owls' first 5 of the game. #MTSU 8, FAU 5.
  • U12: Moody comes alive. He now has 9 points to match Gantt's 9. #FAU now leads MTSU 18-14. 
  • U8: Moody has 12, Gantt has 10. No one else has scored for #FAU. Still Owls lead #MTSU 22-19.
  • U4: Gantt and Moody are still the only ones to score for #FAU - both have 12. Game with #MTSU now tied at 24.
  • Half: Now no one is scoring for #FAU. Owls don't score in the final 7:26 of the half. MTSU leads 35-24.
  • U16: #MTSU scores the first 10 point points of the second half before FAU finally sinks a 3 (Bertone). stops 26-0 run. MTSU 45-27.
  • U12: Moody and Gantt have FAU with 14, but they can't do it along. Looks like a long final 11 minutes. MTSU 47-33.
  • U8: Cavon Baker now on the scoreboard. He sank two free throws. Tick. Tick. Tick. MTSU 54-37.
  • U4: Gantt converts his fourth 4-point play of the game. Now has 22 points. FAU making it interesting? More like tolerable. MTSU 59, FAU 47
  • Final: MTSU62, FAU 52. Seven Owls end up scoring. Only Gantt and Moody have more than 3.

 

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