In college basketball action on Thursday night, the Florida Atlantic Owls pushed their Sun Belt record to 2-1 with a 61-54 victory over the Troy Trojans, snapping a three-game losing streak. Senior guard Greg Gantt became the school's all-time leading scorer with 26 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Fellow guard Pablo Bertone scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting.
The Owls next play on Saturday against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and it is the last of a three-game road trip for the Owls.
The Fla. International Golden Panthers however, lost their conference game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 76-63. Guard Malik Smith led the Panthers with 20 points thanks to five three-pointers. Jerome Frink added 15 points and Tymell Smith scored 14 points as well.
|Final - 12.27.2012||1||2||Total|
|Fla. International Golden Panthers||33||30||63|
|Western Kentucky Hilltoppers||33||43||76|
The Panthers' next game is on Saturday against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at the Murphy Athletic Center. The game is set for a 6 p.m. tip off.