Marquan Botley scored a career-high 23 points as the Florida Atlantic men's basketball team defeated Harvard 68-53 on Tuesday night.
The Owls (7-12) led the game the entire way, scoring the first eight points of the contest. A Botley three-pointer pushed the lead to double figures, 17-5, at the 11:09 mark of the first half. The margin grew to as large as 15 in the first 20 minutes, before Harvard (14-3) made a small run to cut the lead to 29-20 at the break.
FAU pushed the lead to 16 with just under 13 minutes to go in the game. Harvard fought and clawed its way back to within five with 5:36 remaining. Back-to-back FAU buckets, including a Jackson Trapp triple, pushed the advantage back to 10 and the Owls were never seriously challenged again.
Dragan Sekelja came off the bench to grab five rebounds, block three shots and dish out a career-high six assists. As a team, FAU shot a season high 53.3 percent from three-point range. Justin Raffington came up just shy of what would have been a school record setting seventh consecutive double-double, finishing with seven points and nine rebounds on the night.
The Owls travel to Miami on Saturday to face rival FIU. The game will tip-off at 6 p.m. and will air on CSS