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GAME THREAD: FAU @ Miami - November 8, 2019

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FAU Hoops Takes First Major Test in Coral Gables


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


Notables

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


Notables

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

Additional Links:

2019-2020 FAU Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest

2019-2020 FAU Basketball Season Discussion Thread - FAU Owl's Nest

GAME THREAD: Flagler @ FAU - FAU Owl's Nest

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Owls put up a very solid first period until late, still hanging around though!


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Ah yeah, we mean business tonight!


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We’re getting beat up pretty good.  

That being said, I love the way May has these kids playing.  Definitely will be attending games this season.

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The difference in this game is simply two things:

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.
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Owls start out VERY good, but can't pick up any ground in the 2nd half. Still a solid showing. Just need to work on some things, and sure Dusty May will use this as a teaching tool - as he always does!



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