Published On: Sat, Mar 9th, 2024

Owls Soar Past Memphis 92-84

What does tournament season look like for FAU?

By: Charles Maxwell

Less than two weeks after their four-point loss to Penny Hardaway’s Memphis Tigers, FAU gets their revenge in a sold-out season finale with a 92-84 victory over Memphis. The Owls continue to strengthen their resume for the NCAA tournament and clinch the two seed in the American Athletic Conference tournament next week. They will play in the quarterfinal of the AAC tournament on Friday.

FAU center Vladislav Goldin once again showed why he is one of the most efficient scorers in the nation, finishing with 21 points on 75% shooting from the field. Goldin, a junior from Nalchik, Russia, scored 22 points on 9/9 shooting in his last contest against Memphis earlier this year.

Senior guard Bryan Greenlee’s last game in the burrow was one to remember. He scored his season-high 21 points, including a wild last-second two-pointer to close out the first half.

The Owl’s 14-point second-half lead was cut to just six with under two minutes left to play, a comeback effort fueled by Memphis’s Jahvon Quinerly and Nae’Qwan Tomlin. The duo had an electric second half and combined for 43 points in the contest on 9/14 from behind the arc.

The Owls sold out all 14 home games this regular season and finished 9-0 against conference opponents at home.

FAU Guards Johnell Davis, Brandon Weatherspoon, Alijah Martin and Head Coach Dusty Maye on the sideline / Photo by Keira Arimenta

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About the Author

- Charles Maxwell is an intern for the Boca Raton Tribune. He's a senior multimedia journalism major at Florida Atlantic University and can be reached at