GAME THREAD: FAU @ Miami - November 8, 2019
What: Florida Atlantic vs. Miami
When: Friday, December 8th, @ 7:00 PM Eastern
Where: Watsco Arena
Series: The Hurricanes own a 23-1 advantage over the Owls. FAU's lone win was a home 74-73 OT thriller in 2002.
TV: Fox Sports Sun
Stream: Fox Sports GO in Florida, WatchESPN out-of state. *Cable Subscription Required
Radio: FoxSports 640
Live Stats: Here
MiamiTeam Site: Here
Miami at a Glance:
Offense - 74 PPG, 43.5% FG, 41.7% 3PT
Defense - 87 PPGA, 54% FGA, 47.4% 3PTA
Rebounding - 35 RPG Hurricanes, 40 RPG Opponents
The Hurricanes will look to bounce back after their 13 point loss #5 Louisville on Tuesday. Their strong effort against the Cardinals came after a hard-fought exhibition win over FAU's season opening opponent Flagler.
UM is led by guard Chris Lykes and his team-high18 points in 32 minutes of game action. Center Rodney Miller is a threat inside the paint with 3-5 FG shooting and 9 boards.
Head coach Jim Larranaga enters his ninth year at Coral Gables with a predicted ninth place finish in the ACC.
FAU at a Glance:
Offense - 92 PPG, 52% FG, 42% 3PT
Defense - 51 PPGA, 50% FGA, 29% 3PTA
Rebounding - 39 RPG Owls, 26 RPG Opponents
FAU fought off a second half comeback from Flagler to open the season with a 11 point victory. In the win, transfer guard Cornelius "scooter" Taylor had a team high 20 points thanks to a 7-10 FG shooting night.
Coming back from injury Jailyn Ingram, Jayleen Sebree, and Everett Winchester all saw limited playing time, with 17, 14, and 10 minutes played respectively. Expect those numbers to increase Friday as FAU will need to rely on it's upperclassman leaders against the ACC caliber roster.
Latest Line: FAU +11
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We want all that smoke!#FAU’s Jailyn Ingram finesses #Miami for his first FG of the contest.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) November 9, 2019
Still, Owls allow the ‘Canes to take a late run into the half. UM leads 35-26 at the break. pic.twitter.com/Pl33DTNcp2
That being said, I love the way May has these kids playing. Definitely will be attending games this season.
1. Too many turnovers - credit Cane D.
2. Points in the Paint.
The second is somewhat ironic considering we are out-rebounding them overall.
THAT is a BIG plus for us though…very encouraging to see us taking the rim game against a team with UM's size and athleticism…looking forward to conference play where that trait will be HUGE for us.
FINAL. #Miami 74 - #FAU 60.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) November 9, 2019
Owls are unable to pull out the win in Coral Gables.
Karlis Silins with a team-high 12 points.
Madiaw Niang with a game-high 12 rebounds.
NEXT: #FAU @ #Bama, Monday 8 PM. #GoOwls! 👌😎👌 pic.twitter.com/aehp00ogzD
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