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GAME THREAD: FAU vs. St. Francis Brooklyn - 12/20/14 @ 3:00 PM

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What: FAU (5-3) vs St. Francis Brooklyn (3-7)

When: Saturday, Dec 20th @ 3:00 PM

Where: The Pope Physical Education Center


TV: None

Live Video: Here

Radio: ESPN 106.3

Live Stats: Here


Terriers Team Site: Here


Probable Starters

FAU

G Marquan Botley 12.3 ppg
G Justin Massey 9.5 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.4 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.3 ppg
F Justin Raffington 9.1 ppg


St. Francis

G Brent Jones 13.1 ppg
G Tyreek Jewell 8.4 ppg
G Kevin Douglas 8.8 ppg
F Chris Hooper Blair 3.9 ppg
F Jalen Cannon 13.8 ppg


The Series

The Terriers took the lone meeting 59-57 in Boca Raton last season. With the game on the line and time nearing the end, the Owls elected not to call timeout, and were unable get a clean look on their final possession as Jackson Trapp was forced to launch an off-balance shot which missed.

11/11/13 H L 57-59


Terriers at a Glance

Offense - 68.0 PPG, 38.7% FG, 26.7% 3PT

Defense - 70.1 PGA, 45.8% FGA, 39.3% 3PTA

Rebounding - 40.3 PG Team, 34.3 PG Opponents


Notables

With a core of returnees from 2013-14's unit, Northeast Conference Coaches have pegged St. Francis to win their league behind 60% of the votes tallied.

The Terriers are off to a rough start though, most recently losing at home 72-64 to Delaware State. Ironically, this occurred despite pulling down 19 more rebounds than the Hornets. But the main contributor was a 3-of-21 (14.3%) showing from long range.

Jalen Cannon earned his fifth double-double of the season (32nd career) with a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds while Tyreek Jewell, Glenn Sanabria, and Lowell Ulmer all added 10 points.  Cannon has led St. Francis in scoring five times and in rebounding six times this season.

St. Francis is one of 54 current DI teams that has never appeared in the NCAA Tournament.


FAU at a Glance

Offense - 62.6 PPG, 42.8% FG, 34.0% 3PT

Defense - 59.2 PGA, 40.8% FGA, 24.0% 3PTA

Rebounding - 32.1 PG Team, 34.4 PG Opponents


Notables

Fresh off the heels of Tuesday's 79-69 win over in state rival Stetson, the Owls are currently on a four game win streak, which matches a mark last set during the 2010-11 slate.

Georgia Tech transfer Solomon Poole received word that day from the NCAA that he could play this season, and responded by pouring out a 23 point performance. Senior Justin Raffington picked up his 11th career double-double in the affair as well.

The Owls are 4-0 in 2014-15 when recording 11 or more assists. Of note defensively, they have held held three opponents to less than 50 points - something which had taken the course of the last three prior seasons combined to achieve.

Counting Saturday's tilt, FAU will have just three more non-conference contests before opening league play on January 4th against arch rival Florida International in The Burrow.

Latest Line

TBA


Owl's Nest Prediction

FAU -2


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Poole no start? :-(

Btw next year:†
Starters:

Botley
Poole
Filer
Cylla
Turman

Brandon excited. Brandon very excited.†
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Brandon Kirby-Wolverlora Simon said

Poole no start? :-(

Btw next year:†
Starters:

Botley
Poole
Filer
Cylla
Turman

Brandon excited. Brandon very excited.†
Posted On: Dec 19th 2014, 12:46 PM #339852

I need a new pair of pants
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Coach was not decided as of yesterday afternoon.

I will circle back later…
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Massey and Poole split reps in practice last night, toss up as to who will get the nod at tip off.
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Solomon Poole will get first start for the Owls today against St. Francis, replacing Massey.
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Starting center Justin Raffington will not play today due to injured foot (stress fracture). expected to miss at least a month.
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FAU Starters:

G Marquan Botley
G Solomon Poole
G Jackson Trapp
F Kelvin Penn
F C.J. Turman
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