FAU will try and go 3-0 versus the Colonial Athletic Association when they play Hofstra Tuesday in New York.
The Owls (2-3) only wins this season have been over CAA members Georgia State and George Mason.
“Maybe we will change leagues,” coach Mike Jarvis said.
The Owls are coming off an 80-75 overtime win over George Mason on Saturday at FAU Arena.
FAU has had leads in four of its five games, but defensive lapses and missed free throws have cost them at least two wins as opponents have come from behind to win.
“We have to close it out,” Jarvis said, adding that poor free-throw shooting “has been our Achilles heel.”
When/where: 7 p.m., Mack Sports Complex, Hempstead, N.Y.
Records: FAU 2-3, Hofstra 2-1
Broadcast/web: ESPN 760 AM/ESPN760.com, fausports.com.
ABOUT THE PRIDE: Hofstra has two dominant players in Mike Moore and Nathaniel Lester. Moore, a 6-5, 200 pound senior shooting guard, is averaging 20.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Lester, a 6-5, 210 pound senior forward, is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Pride are averaging 74.7 points per game and opponents 70.
ABOUT THE OWLS: FAU is getting contributions up and down its roster, as 10 players are averaging 10 or more minutes per game. Greg Gantt, a 6-2, 205 pound shooting guard, is the leading scorer, averaging 13.4 points, and Kore White (6-8, 245 forward) is the top rebounder with 5.4 per game. White is second in scoring, averaging 11.8 points. FAU is able to keep fresh legs on the court with its deep bench, which includes freshmen Omari Grier (8.6 points per game) and Kelvin Penn (2.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg). The Owls also have two solid point guards in Ray Taylor and Alex Tucker.
-- Ted HuttonCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun