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Denver 73, FAU 63: Owls loses at Denver and limp home after an 0-2 road trip

Originally published on 2/6/2010

by FAUOwlAccess Staff Report

When FAU left on its two-game road trip it was riding a five-game winning streak and was the hottest team in the Sun Belt Conference.

The Owls will return home trying to regroup after losing to Denver 73-63 for their second consecutive loss.

The Pioneers shot a blistering 71.4 percent (10-of-14) on their 3-point attempts and 61.1 percent (22-of-36) from the field.

“They made shots,” said FAU coach Mike Jarvis. “It was more about us not being aggressive and not switching. They made shots, got the big lead early and were able to hold on.”

It was the second consecutive game FAU allowed an opponent to shoot more than 60 percent from the field.

“We certainly have a lot of work to do on defense,” Jarvis said. “We’re not a very good defensive team right now. We have to really get better on defense. Some of the guys tonight that normally aren’t good defenders did a good job. The guys that should be weren’t, so who knows maybe we’ll have a new starting lineup next week.”

The Pioneers led by as many as 17 points, but the Owls cut it to 66-60 with 2:04 remaining, but the Owls unraveled and committed two technical fouls as the Pioneers won their 12th consecutive home game.


GameCenter: Denver 73, FAU 63

Moving forward: Alex Tucker had 13 points and was 5-5 from the free-throw line  …Jordan McCoy had seven rebounds…FAU shot 46.5 percent from the floor.

Moving backward: FAU coach Mike Jarvis earned a technical foul late in the game with the Owls within 8 points. The technical effectively ended any chance for the Owls. …Andre Mattison also was charged with a technical foul. …Tucker fouled out with seven minutes remaining.

Stat download: 10 – Number of 3-pointer made by Denver, 

Up Next: FAU returns home to face Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday at FAU Arena

Re-Tweet Replay

  • FAU @ Denver: Owls starting lineup Taylor, Tucker, Gantt, Hughley, Royster
  • FAU 7, Denver 7@ <16 1st half media timeout: FAU 3-4 from field
  • Denver 15, FAU 9 @ <12 1st half media timeout: Denver has hit three triples so far
  • Denver 21, FAU 11 @ <8 1st half media timeout: FAU has cooled off, shooting 5-of-15 from the floor. That isn’t going to win many games on the road
  • Denver 32, FAU 21 @ <4 1st half media timeout: Gantt pulls off the rare 4-point play, but this Princeton offense is proving difficult for the Owls to stop
  • Halftime: Denver 37, FAU 29…Taylor has 9 points, but Pioneers shooting 68 percent from field
  • Denver 45, FAU 35 @ <16 2nd half media timeout: It’s not easy to rally vs. Denver, but the Owls have a shot if they can play better D
  • Denver 55, FAU 39 @ <12 2nd half media timeout: Denver is 10-14 on 3s. That’s just unreal – and makes the Pioneers probably unbeatable tonight.
  • Denver 59, FAU 43 @ <8 2nd half media timeout: Its not hust 3s for Denver. Pioneers are 65% from field
  • Denver 65, FAU 54 @ <4 2nd half media timeout: Richardson triple pulls Owls within 11, but Hughley just fouled out
  • FINAL:  Denver 73, FAU 63…Owls lose second in a row and fall out of first place in the East

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