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Troy-FAU Basketball on CSS, Alabama Local TV Saturday Night

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Troy-FAU Basketball on CSS, Alabama Local TV Saturday Night

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Saturday’s contest between the Troy Trojans men’s basketball team and Florida Atlantic will be nationally televised on CSS.

The game will start and 7 p.m. eastern time and will also be available locally on Montgomery's WRJM-TV.

The Trojans (8-7, 1-3 SBC) will try to rebound from a horrible shooting performance on Wednesday night against Florida International when they shot just 27.9 percent (17-of-61) en route to a 74-49 defeat by the Golden Panthers.

“We really need to worry more about ourselves in scoring. We need to concentrate on hitting more shots in this game than the last one. We forced 25 turnovers last game, which showed how bad we played offensively,” Troy head coach Don Maestri said.

Troy forced 25 turnovers but managed to score only 11 points off those FIU miscues.

Maestri is also well aware of the talented team his squad is meeting on Saturday.

While Florida Atlantic (4-12, 0-5 SBC) has struggled at points so far in 2007-08, they possess several talented players led by junior forward Carlos Monroe.

“They have a First-Team All-Conference player in Carlos Monroe, and he is one the top big players in this conference,” he said. “They only have two or three new guys on the team, so they have an experienced team back from last year. Looking at their games, they seem to play really well at home.”

Troy and FAU split the series last season, with Troy winning the last meeting 92-87 in Troy. The Trojans dropped last year’s game in Boca Raton 91-87.

The Trojans have faced the Owls 19 times in school history with Troy holding a decisive 15-4 edge. Both schools are former members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Check local listing for more television information. Following Saturday's game Troy return home to face conference rival Middle Tennessee on Jan. 16 at Trojan Arena.
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