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Preview: FAU @ FGCU

Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 - Alico Arena (4,500)
Fort Myers , FL - 7:00 p.m. ET

THE SERIES: FAU and Florida Gulf Coast have met only once, on December 8 of last season in Boca Raton . The Owls led 30-15 at halftime and went on to win 69-55. FAU held the Eagles to just 30% (19-of-62) shooting from the floor, with FAU's Carlos Monroe leading all scorers with 26.

TV/RADIO/INTERNET: 640 AM with additional audio links available via FAUSPORTS.com. Ken LaVicka will call Monday night's game in Ft. Myers . WRXY TV Southwest Florida will air Monday night's game on tape-delay in SW Florida only. No satellite coordinates have been made available at this time.

FLORIDA GULF COAST: The Eagles are off to a 1-4 start, losing to UMKC 73-69 in front of 1,143 fans at FGCU's Alico Arena on November 26. FGCU is scoring 58.4 points per game, dropping a lopsided 85-45 season-opening decision at Kansas while also losing to Richmond (69-58) and Bradley (58-54) at home during its CBE Classic early-season tournament. Starting guard Delvin Franklin scored 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting (3-of-4 from 3-point range) in FGCU lone victory over North Carolina Central. Franklin is one of four players who score between 9 and 11 points per game to pace the Eagles offense.

# FAU will playthree non-conference home games and is in the midst of a stretch where the team is playing 10-of-12 away from home
# Senior G Paul Graham III leads the Owls in scoring at 14.3 per game
# Underclassmen G/F Xavier Perkins and G Shavar Richardson are each scoring 13+ per night
# Since 2005 FAU is averaging just four wins per year on the road
# The Owls continue to play without all-conference forward Carlos Monroe, who has missed the first four games (eligibility).
# Senior point guard Carderro Nwoji has committed just 7 turnovers in 205 minutes this season
# In each of FAU's last five games Shavar Richardson has made three 3- point baskets and has reached double-figures in scoring
# Sophomore F/C Brett Royster (2.6 blocks p/g) is on pace to shatter FAU's single-season record in blocked shots
# G/F Xavier Perkins is averaging a team-best 19 points and 10 rebounds in FAU's last three games

Source:  FAU media Relations
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