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Preview: FAU @ SE Louisiana Nov. 16th - 8:00PM



FAU (1-0) @ SE Louisiana (1-0)

When: Monday, Nov. 16 8:00 PM EST

Where: Hammond, LA

ESPN 760 Internet Broadcast:Here

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SELA Team Site: Here


Probable Starters:

FAU

01 Ray Taylor G
02 Shavar Richardson G
23 Sanchez Hughley G
50 DeMonte Simpson F
40 Brett Royster F

SELA

11 Robert Tibbs F
20 Deshawn, Patterson F
04 Patrick Sullivan C
01 Trent Hutchin G
02 Rodney Jones G


The Series

FAU leads all-time series 2-1 including a win last season in Boca Raton when FAU won 72-58. Shavar Richardson had 13 points for the Owls and Alex Tucker added eight.

1/6/96 SELA 72-69 in Boca Raton
1/4/97 FAU 76-62 in Hammond
12/13/08 FAU 72-58 in Boca Raton


SE Louisiana at a Glance

The Lions (Southland Conference 7-9/3rd East 2008-09) kicked off the season with a 99-50 win over the University of Science and Arts (OK) on Friday night. Patrick Sullivan, who had a double-double in last year’s meeting with FAU, had the14th double-double of his career on Friday. The Lions shot 55 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind the 3-point line on the night. SE Louisiana welcomes five newcomers to its roster while returning three starters. They are not a big team, and do not have a post player over 215 lbs.  However, they do have a solid center in Sullivan.


FAU at a Glance

The Owls are coming off a convincing win against DII Florida Tech last Friday night at FAU Arena, but will be seeking their first road win since the end of 2007-08 season (0-18 in road games last season). Point guard Ray Taylor was three rebound shy of a triple double (17 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds).

Junior forward Brett Royster is two blocks away from setting the all-time FAU record for career blocked shots. Cedric Peoples currently holds the record with 119.

The Owls defensive and transition scoring game has improved significantly over last year's showing.


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Owl's Nest Prediction

The Owls were not supposed to beat the Lions last season in Boca Raton.  As fate would have it, they shot the lights out while finishing the contest at a staggering 59.2% from the floor. The stunned Lions could not recover, and self imploded with poor shooting and frustration.  However, this game is not friendly confines.  And FAU has not one a game on the road in, well, a very long time.

The Owls will score points in transition again despite the upgrade in defensive athleticism the Lions offer. Jarvis said to expect some different defensive looks from the Owls as well.

For the Lions, the loss of leading scorer G/F Kevyn Green (19.2PPG, 42.6% 3PT) will need to be addressed.

This game should be close. How close? Too close to call.  But we'll go with FAU.

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Fau is playing the first game of a doubleheader against UM. We all need to support our owls!!!  If you are interested in getting LOWER BOWL seats for only $12.25 each. call me (Dan)  at 954-835-7242.  I am an FAU student who also works at Bank Atlantic Center where the orange bowl classic is held. I'ld love to see lots of owls fans!!

-Dan 
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Re: Preview: FAU @ SE Louisiana Nov. 16th - 8:00PM

Hi Owl fans, Southeastern Louisiana fan here…just found your message board and wanted to comment on last night's game.

Despite the score, I was impressed with FAU's size and athleticism…once they get some experience under their belts, I expect a much improved Owl team in Sun Belt play…the diminutive point guard - Taylor -  was outstanding and plays much bigger than 5-6…Royster is a presence inside…your big freshman, Simpson, was saddled with foul trouble, but showed skills in the 18 minutes he was in there…Hughley and Richardson are nice players…your team is obviously well-coached and could have easily shut it down down 24 at the break…showed good fight and determination to cut it down to 11 or 12 in it in the second half.

We may have our best team ever - certainly since our NCAA tourney team of '04-05 that took Oklahoma State to the wire…that team was inside oriented where as we're more perimeter oriented this year…we're extremely athletic and can shoot the lights out…we got on a roll early last night and things kinda snowballed on you guys…but again, I was impressed with what I saw of FAU despite coming off a 6-26 season a year ago…you guys are better than that.
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Re: Preview: FAU @ SE Louisiana Nov. 16th - 8:00PM

selulionsfan said

Hi Owl fans, Southeastern Louisiana fan here…just found your message board and wanted to comment on last night's game.

Despite the score, I was impressed with FAU's size and athleticism…once they get some experience under their belts, I expect a much improved Owl team in Sun Belt play…the diminutive point guard - Taylor -  was outstanding and plays much bigger than 5-6…Royster is a presence inside…your big freshman, Simpson, was saddled with foul trouble, but showed skills in the 18 minutes he was in there…Hughley and Richardson are nice players…your team is obviously well-coached and could have easily shut it down down 24 at the break…showed good fight and determination to cut it down to 11 or 12 in it in the second half.

We may have our best team ever - certainly since our NCAA tourney team of '04-05 that took Oklahoma State to the wire…that team was inside oriented where as we're more perimeter oriented this year…we're extremely athletic and can shoot the lights out…we got on a roll early last night and things kinda snowballed on you guys…but again, I was impressed with what I saw of FAU despite coming off a 6-26 season a year ago…you guys are better than that.

selulionsfan,

Thanks for the post!

I was impressed with your shooting…your team certainly played the spoiler role with the three's!

Also, expected your center to do a lot more as well…but, we all know that anything can happen on any given night in college hoops!

Best of luck on the rest of the season :)
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Re: Preview: FAU @ SE Louisiana Nov. 16th - 8:00PM

Rick said

selulionsfan said

Hi Owl fans, Southeastern Louisiana fan here…just found your message board and wanted to comment on last night's game.

Despite the score, I was impressed with FAU's size and athleticism…once they get some experience under their belts, I expect a much improved Owl team in Sun Belt play…the diminutive point guard - Taylor -  was outstanding and plays much bigger than 5-6…Royster is a presence inside…your big freshman, Simpson, was saddled with foul trouble, but showed skills in the 18 minutes he was in there…Hughley and Richardson are nice players…your team is obviously well-coached and could have easily shut it down down 24 at the break…showed good fight and determination to cut it down to 11 or 12 in it in the second half.

We may have our best team ever - certainly since our NCAA tourney team of '04-05 that took Oklahoma State to the wire…that team was inside oriented where as we're more perimeter oriented this year…we're extremely athletic and can shoot the lights out…we got on a roll early last night and things kinda snowballed on you guys…but again, I was impressed with what I saw of FAU despite coming off a 6-26 season a year ago…you guys are better than that.

selulionsfan,

Thanks for the post!

I was impressed with your shooting…your team certainly played the spoiler role with the three's!

Also, expected your center to do a lot more as well…but, we all know that anything can happen on any given night in college hoops!

Best of luck on the rest of the season :)

Patrick Sullivan probably had his worst game in four years as a Lion last night…he got into early foul trouble and was taking too many jumpers which he's been developing since the end of last season…if someone would have told me before the game that he would go 1-12 with three boards in 23 minutes of action, and we would have a 24-point lead at the half and win by 13, I would have said they're nuts.
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