Anthony Adger’s lay-in with 1:17 remaining gave FAU a one-point lead, but the Owls didn’t score again.
Adger’s subsequent foul sent Brian Beard to the line with 56 seconds remaining. Beard hit both free throws, giving the Panthers their margin of victory.
Jailyn Ingram and Gerdarius Troutman both missed shots in the final minute that would have given FAU the lead.
Ingram, Troutman and Justin Massey all recorded 12 points to lead the Owls.
FAU has now lost four consecutive games.
GameBrowser: FIU (7-7. 1-0) 58, FAU (6-7, 0-1) 57
Moving Forward: William Pfister was a force on the boards for FAU, leading all players with 16 rebounds. …Anthony Adger had five assists.
Moving Backward: Jailyn Ingram turned the ball over seven times. …FAU’s bench only contributed 14 points. …The Owls once again had a chance to win a game late and couldn’t convert.
Key Stat: 28.9 – Shooting percentage for FAU in the first half.
Up Next: UAB comes to Boca Raton on Thursday for the Owls’ C-USA home opener. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.