GAME THREAD: FAU vs. UCF - 12/13/14 @ 8:00 PM
What: FAU (3-3) vs UCF (5-3)
When: Saturday, Dec 13th @ 8:00 PM
Where: CFE Arena
Live Video: ESPN3.com
Radio: ESPN 106.3
Live Stats: Here
Knights Team Site: Here
G Marquan Botley 12.7 ppg
G Justin Massey 10.5 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 12.2 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.3 ppg
F Justin Raffington 8.5 ppg
G Brandon Goodwin 8.3 ppg
G Adonys Henriquez 11.1 ppg
G B.J. Taylor 13.0 ppg
F Kasey Wilson 7.9 ppg
F Staphon Blair 7.6 ppg
Central Florida leads 21-8 overall, but the Owls have won three of the last four meetings.
01/20/05 A W 73-61
12/13/05 H W 59-54
12/09/06 A L 65-87
12/03/13 H W 75-64
Knights at a Glance
Offense - 69.2 PPG, 47.8% FG, 37.2% 3PT
Defense - 71.4 PGA, 45.8% FGA, 32.2% 3PTA
Rebounding - 31.8 PG Team, 33.2 PG Opponents
Central Florida began the year with six straight games at home, where they are 5-1 on the season and the only setback being a 95-69 loss to Davidson.
However, the first road swing of the year was not as kind, with the Knights losing back-to-back contests to both Florida State (96-73) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (71-60).
The Knights are 0-3 on the season when opponents register 38 or more total rebounds, or 71 points.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 61.3 PPG, 43.0% FG, 32.5% 3PT
Defense - 60.7 PGA, 41.4% FGA, 21.1% 3PTA
Rebounding - 30.5 PG Team, 34.3 PG Opponents
After slow starts in recent years, the Owls will be looking to move to 4-3 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Freshmen Justin Massey and C.J. Turman had coming out parties in FAU's 72-63 win over East Carolina on December 3rd, posting career highs of 17 and 14 points respectively.
FAU opponents are just 15-of-71 (21.1%) from long range, and that's good enough for a ranking of 2nd nationally. Senior forward Kelvin Penn is 25th in the nation in blocks per outing (2.83).
The Owls won last season’s meeting 75-64 in Boca Raton. Jackson Trapp scored 13 points, Marquan Botley had 11 and Justin Raffington narrowly missed a double-double with eight points while pulling down 12 rebounds.
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