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NCAA Game Summary - Florida Atlantic at Rice



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: Florida Atlantic 73, Rice 68

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Pablo Bertone scored 20 points and notched a team-high seven assists as the Florida Atlantic Owls handed a 73-68 defeat to the Rice Owls in Conference USA action at Tudor Fieldhouse.

Marquan Botley chipped in 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range, and added five rebounds for FAU (5-11, 1-1 C-USA). Jackson Trapp scored 14 points and Justin Raffington netted 11 and grabbed 12 rebounds for the double-double. FAU has won two of its last three games.

Sean Obi scored 14 points and secured 10 rebounds for Rice (5-10, 0-2) in the losing effort. Austin Ramljak also had 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, all from beyond the 3-point arc. He connected on both of his free-throw attempts. Rice has now lost five games in a row.

FAU had a rough first half, shooting just 31 percent from the floor and 25 percent from 3-point range. Rice hit 48 percent of its shots in the first frame and went into the half with a 30-25 lead.

FAU picked it up in the second half, connecting on 50 percent of its shots and hitting 17-of-23 from the charity stripe. Rice's shooting accuracy took a dip in the second period, dropping to 40.7 percent. FAU outscored Rice in the half, 48-38.

FAU topped Rice at the free-throw line in the contest, 21-13, and forced the home squad to turn the ball over 16 times to FAU's 10, winning the points off turnovers battle, 18-12.

01/11 23:04:41 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
Final
WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
Final
NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
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