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Exhibition Game Thread: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

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Exhibition Game Thread: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM




What: Lynn (0-0) vs FAU (0-0)

When: Tuesday, Nov. 8th @ 7:00 PM EST

Where: FAU Arena

TV: None

Live Video: None

Internet Broadcast: None

Live Stats: Here

Lynn Team Site: Here


Probable Starters:

Lynn

TBA

FAU

G Ray Taylor
G Dennis Mavin
G Greg Gantt
F Jordan McCoy
F Kore White

Last Time on The Hardwood:

Florida Atlantic defeated the Knights 81-61 with Kore White (17), Alex Tucker (13), Greg Gantt (13), and Brett Royster (11) all in double figures. However, the Owls were paltry from long range at 2-of-12 (16.7%).


Lynn at a Glance:

If finishing 7-20 overall and 5-11 in league action for 2010-11 was a disappointment, things may have just gotten a bit more muddled as the Fighting Knights will have to replace over 70% of their offense from last year's squad. Four of the top five leading scorers are gone and a host of others, which does present a formidable challenge in rebuilding. Josh Garcia is Lynn's leading returner at 11.2 ppg.

If there's any saving grace to the plentiful departures, it will come in the form of 6-8 SR forward Michael Vidal who took a redshirt last season. Vidal is familiar with FAU, having hauled in 11 boards last time on the floor at FAU Arena back on 11-10-09. He was also named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Year for 2009-10 and led the league in rebounding during both his SO and JR campaigns.

Recently, Lynn was recently picked to finish 5th in the preseason 2011-12 Sunshine State Conference poll amongst the nine squads.

Anyone looking for a familiar face on the Knight bench in former Owl Chris Watson will be disappointed as Watson has transferred yet again - this time to NAIA Pikeville. In a reuniting of FAU players of sorts, Watson joins former Florida Atlantic big man DeMonte Simpson and seldom used guard Darren Stewart.


FAU at a Glance:

Tuesday night marks Owl Fans' first opportunity to see this year's squad in action, which will feature three new faces in a versatile 6-8 F Jelani Floyd, sharpshooter 6-4 G Omari Greer, and workhorse 6-6 F Kelvin Penn.

After a successful 2010-11 slate as regular season Sun Belt Champions, the team is positioned to make some noise again and is receiving high marks from notable preseason men's basketball specialty media sources.

Returning guards Ray Taylor and Greg Gantt were both tabbed as preseason Sun Belt All Conference selections by league Coaches and should each take their game to new levels this year. Gantt (916), Taylor (787), and Shavar Richardson (796) are each closing in on 1,000 career points heading into the season.

Point guard Alex Tucker is eying the all time assist record with 416 already under his belt and needs only 90 more to pass current leader Ernest Crumbley (505).

With the departure of Sun Belt defensive player of the year Brett Royster, a lot will be asked of Kore White; who showed flashes if his potential at times last season, but will need to continue to elevate his presence both defensively and offensively.

The Owls will use Tuesday as a final tune up before heading west to participate in a tough three game weekend stint at The World Vision Classic to be hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.

Accordingly, one should expect classic Mike Jarvis coaching assignments, while tinkering with specific "rules" of engagement and working on future strategy at the same time.


Latest Line:

N/A


Owl's Nest Prediction

Cobwebs are possible early, but a double digit win when it is all said and done.

FAU -10+
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

I wonder how many people will be there. I feel like we've always had a good turnout for the exhibition. Hopefully we'll see a higher student turn out with the addition of IVA. People will probably come out so they can support a winner,lol.
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

If anyone read Ted's blog today, please don't rush the court haha

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

Check out this Bad Boy…….

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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

STARTERS:

Lynn

G DeMario Fountain
G Brandon Smith
G Josh Garcia
F Slobodan Miljanic
F Michael Vidal

FAU

G Ray Taylor
G Alex Tucker
G Greg Gantt
F Jordan McCoy
F Kore White
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

And we're underway here at FAU Arena…decent crowd on hand for an exhibition…nice student turnout.
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

Lynn scored the games first points, a Trey…and that pissed off the Owls:

Basket
Steal, lay-up,
Steal, Flagrant on Lynn

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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

I didn't college had a restricted area under the basket this year
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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

Thought this would be on ESPN760...

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Re: Exhibition Preview: Lynn vs FAU - 11/08/11 @ 7:00PM

As expected, some cobwebs here…midway through the first and not a lot of offense aside form the initial flurry…

12:02

Lynn 6  FAU 11
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