FAU plays one of its worst games of the year in 25-point loss to Arkansas St.
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Perhaps tired of losses resulting from second-half collapses, FAU tried to see whether a first-half collapse would change its luck. Nope.
Arkansas St. (12-8, 6-5) earned revenge for an early season loss at The Burrow by throttling FAU 63-38 in Jonesboro.
FAU (10-12, 5-6) shots missed the rim entirely almost as many times as they found the bottom of the nets - and that was when they were able to get shots off. The Owls turned the ball over 21 times against an undermanned Red Wolves squad, which turned those turnovers into 27 points.
The Owls' managed only two assists on the night, which might actually be pretty good considering they only made 13 field goals.
Coming off a shocking loss to Arkansas-Little Rock on Thursday that saw FAU blow a 22-point lead, FAU coach Mike Jarvis chose to juggle the starting line-up. Swapping Dragan Sekelja and Jackson Trapp for Jordan McCoy and Pablo Bertone resulted in a big bunch of nothing.
FAU starters combined to score six points in an 18-point second half - all six coming from Greg Gantt.
Despite the putrid first-half shooting, FAU only trailed by 12 at the half. ASU wasted little time removing FAU's hope.
GameBrowser: ASU 63, FAU 38
Moving forward: Rich Morrow scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Moving backward: Greg Gantt scored 13 points and never looked comfortable. Gantt's dislocated finger suffered last week appears to be affecting his shot. ...Stefan Moody had as many turnovers as points (4). Jackson Trapp drew the start, but didn't score and turned the ball over 3 times.
Key stat: 0 - 3-pointers made by FAU, missing all 10 trys.
Up next: FAU return home to play Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday at 7 p.m.