After falling to FIU on Saturday in Miami, FAU was not able to change the pace as they dropped to 6-8 on the season and 0-2 in conference play.
FAU trailed the entire first half and went into the locker room down 32-21, the largest lead of the first half for UAB. FAU struggled shooting, connecting on only 28 percent from the field, including 1-11 from three.
The Owls continued their struggles in the second half. The Blazers quickly turned their 11-point halftime lead into an 18-point bulge after 10 minutes and cruised to victory.
UAB connected on 54.4 percent of its shots on the night, while FAU only managed to make only 29.5 percent of its attempts.
Center Ronald Delph and guard Justin Massey led the Owls in in scoring with 8 points each. Delph added 10 rebounds.
UAB improved to 10-5 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. UAB’s Forward Chris Cokley lead all scoring in the game with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
GameBrowser: UAB (10-5, 1-1) 75, FAU (6-8, 0-2) 44
Moving Forward: Guard Devorious Brown had six points off the bench. …Justin Massey led the Owls, hitting two out of the three FAU three-pointers. …Jailyn had a relatively good game, scoring six points and grabbing six rebounds.
Moving Backward: Starting point guard Anthony Adger didn’t score and managed only two assists. …FAU starters made only 11 field goals. …The Owls never led.
Key Stat: 13.4 – FAU shooting percentage from three-point land. UAB shot 50 percent from beyond the arc.
Instant Message: “Our turnover numbers have to get down.” FAU coach Michael Curry after the Owls committed16 turnovers on the night.
Up Next: FAU goes against C-USA powerhouse Middle Tennessee State (10-4, 2-0) on Saturday at 5 p.m. from The Burrow.