Feb. 6, 2016
BOCA RATON, Fla. â€" Despite 12 three-pointers, the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team narrowly missed a comeback victory against UAB, falling to the Conference USA foe 67-62 on Saturday.
The Owls (11-11, 3-8 C-USA) saw Morgan Robinson pave the way with 18 points, including a career-high six three-pointers while Ali Gorrell hit double-digits for the 12th consecutive game with 12 points and five assists. Sophomore Melinda Myers again led FAU on the boards with eight rebounds and nine points.
Six of FAU's first seven baskets came from beyond the arc as the Owls built up a lead at the 3:12 mark of 17-9. UAB (11-11, 4-7 C-USA) cut the lead to three on a free throw before the Owls scored to end the quarter up 22-17.
The Blazers opened the second on a 10-0 run to take a five-point lead and led by as many as six before the Owls stormed back with a 7-0 run to retake the advantage. UAB's Bianca Dufelmeier made a layup with 48 seconds left to send the Blazers into the locker room up 35-34.
UAB held FAU without a basket for the first 4:20 of the second half and went on a 17-3 run as Robinson made the only basket of the first 7:29 of the frame for FAU. UAB's Chelsee Black made a three at the 3:18 mark to give the Blazers a game-high lead of 13 at 50-37.
A 19-8 run by the Owls cut the advantage to two with 5:03 to play before a Dufelmeier three increased the lead back to five with 3:41 on the clock. A three-point play by Gorrell capped of a 6-2 run to pull within one with two minutes to play, but UAB converted two free throws with 16 seconds to play and made a layup with four seconds remaining to ice the contest.
The Owls go on the road to face UTSA on Thursday, Feb. 11 in San Antonio, Texas. Live audio will be available on FAUSports.com.