Men's Basketball

Owls Outlast Eastern Kentucky 69-66

Box Score Dec. 22, 2014

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FAU-EKU Box Score

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A clutch three-pointer by Jackson Trapp was the difference in the Florida Atlantic University men's basketball team's 69-66 win over Eastern Kentucky on Monday night.

The Owls (6-4) led by three with less than 30 seconds to go when Javier Lacunza swung the ball to Trapp, who hit his sixth three-pointer of the night. Even after the basket, EKU (6-5) had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a last second heave was off the mark, giving the Owls their fifth win in their last six games.

The game was a back and forth affair, with neither team holding a lead bigger than eight points the entire night. While the Colonels used their pressing defense to force 21 turnovers, the Owls were able to exploit openings for 11 made three-pointers and a 35-19 rebound advantage.

Trapp led all scorers with 19, while Marquan Botley added 15 and C. J. Turman chipped in with 12. Kelvin Penn had eight points and a career high 14 rebounds. FAU starts the season 5-0 at home for the first since the 1991-92 season.

The Owls will take some time off for Christmas before traveling to Jacksonville to face the Dolphins on Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. Subscription-based live audio of the game will be available through All FAU games will be carried on ESPN West Palm 106.3, which has an APP for the Smart Phone platform.

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