Two weeks after sweeping UTEP and UTSA in the Lone Star State, FAU fell to North Texas 59-53 on Thursday night in Denton.
FAU rallied to take a brief lead midway through the second half, but trailed by six entering the final minute.
Center Ronald Delph’s put back of an errant Gerdarius Troutman running one-hander trimmed the Mean Green’s lead to 57-53. Delph led all scorers with 21 points.
After forcing a turnover the Owls had a chance to cut the lead to one possession, but Anthony Adgers drive ended with the ball failing to clear the front rim.
The loss is the Owls second consecutive defeat. Prior to that FAU had won three straight.
GameBrowser: North Texas (11-10, 4-4) 59, FAU (9-11, 3-5) 53
Moving Forward: Delph added 10 rebounds to go with his 21 points, giving the center his sixth double-double on the season. …Anthony Adger came off the bench to score 14 points.
Moving Backward: Guard Justin Massey missed all seven field goal attempts and only scored one point. …Starting forward Jailyn Ingram managed only two points. …William Pfister, the Owls’ other starting forward, failed to score. …FAU made only one of its 11 three-point attempts on the night.
Key Stat: 7 – points scored by FAU starters not named Ronald Delph.
Up Next: FAU will stay in Texas, busing from Denton to Houston to face Rice. Tip-off on Saturday is scheduled for 3 p.m.