GAME THREAD: FAU vs. Jacksonville - 12/30/14 @ 7:00 PM
What: FAU (6-4) vs Jacksonville (4-10)
When: Tuesday, Dec 30th @ 7:00 PM
Where: Veterans Memorial Arena
Live Video: Here
Radio: ESPN 106.3
Live Stats: Here
Dolphins Team Site: Here
G Marquan Botley 12.5 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.3 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.6 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.8 ppg
C C.J. Turman 5.5 ppg
G Kori Babineaux 13.0 ppg
G Andris Misters 13.5 ppg
G BJ Edwards 0.9 ppg
F Antwon Clayton 3.9 ppg
F Tim Gill 4.5 ppg
Jacksonville leads 12-9, but the Owls have won the last four meetings.
02/10/05 A W 100-73
12/04/05 H W (2OT) 107-104
02/25/06 A W 85-76
12/07/13 H W 83-63
Dolphins at a Glance
Offense - 61.3 PPG, 39.4% FG, 34.3% 3PT
Defense - 70.0 PGA, 45.5% FGA, 34.6% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.0 PG Team, 35.4 PG Opponents
Jacksonville started the year 2-9, but has begun to turn the ship around by winning three of their last four games. Their current mark of 5-10 had not been seen for 16 seasons - something that is obviously welcomed.
After a 70-47 blow out road loss to Mississippi State, the team responded with a 75% 3PT effort to down Jacksonville State at home where they are now 5-2 on the year.
Kori Babineaux has six straight double-digit point games.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 62.6 PPG, 43.4% FG, 36.2% 3PT
Defense - 60.1 PGA, 41.4% FGA, 23.6% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.2 PG Team, 33.6 PG Opponents
The Owls return to the floor having enjoyed eight days away since an exciting 69-66 home win over Eastern Kentucky.
They find themselves at 6-4 for the first time since the 2010-11 season, when they won the Sun Belt and finished with a 21-11 overall mark.
The squad set season highs in assists (17), field goal percentage (54.5%), three-pointers (11), and three-point percentage (52.4%).
Conversely, perimeter defense continues to be a staple for success, as Florida Atlantic's 23.6% 3PT FG allowed is second best nationally.
Back-up point guard D'Andre Johnson did not travel with the team due to an ankle injury suffered against the Colonels. There is currently no forecasted date of return, although he is officially listed as day to day.
Tuesday's contest will be the final non-conference match-up for Florida Atlantic.
Owl's Nest Prediction