Nov. 23, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - Gainesville natives Greg Gantt and Dennis Mavin combined for 27 points in their return to their hometown, but the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team lost to the University of Florida 79-66 on Tuesday.
The Owls (3-3) fell behind by a couple of buckets on a few occasions in the first half, but each time they managed to rally to tie the score. A Brett Royster dunk with just over two minutes left in the first half gave FAU a 32-31 lead, but the Gators scored the last three points of the half to take a 34-32 lead at the break.
Early in the second half, the Gators pushed the lead out to eight. FAU had to play most of the half with their frontcourt in serious foul trouble. A Raymond Taylor lay-in cut the lead back to eight with 3:37 remaining, but five straight UF points put the game away.
Gantt finished with 17 points, Mavin had 10 points in the loss. FAU travels to George Mason University on Saturday. Live audio will be available exclusively on www.fausports.com. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.