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GAME THREAD: FAU vs. FIU - 02/03/15 @ 7:30 PM

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What: FAU (8-10, 1-6 C-USA) vs FIU (10-10, 3-4 C-USA)

When: Tues, Feb 3rd @ 7:30 PM

Where: FIU Arena


TV: None

Live Video: None

Radio: ESPN 106.3

Live Stats: Here


Panthers Team Site: Here


Probable Starters

FAU

G Marquan Botley 13.1 ppg
G Solomon Poole 15.2 ppg
G Justin Massey 7.6 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 6.3 ppg
C Justin Raffington 8.7 ppg


FIU

G Dennis Mavin 17.5 ppg
G Tashawn Desir 3.7 ppg
F Kris Gulley 3.2 ppg
F Daviyon Draper 7.3 ppg
F Adrian Diaz 13.2 ppg


The Series

Florida International leads 20-15, and has taken five of the last six contests.

2/04/12 *H L 56-76
2/07/13 *A L 84-65
3/02/13 *H W 77-60
1/25/14 *A L 57-66
3/06/14 *H L 74-70
1/04/15 *H L 62-60


FIU at a Glance

Offense - 62.5 PPG, 44.9% FG, 29.9% 3PT

Defense - 63.2 PGA, 40.2% FGA, 31.0% 3PTA

Rebounding - 34.9 PG Team, 34.2 PG Opponents


Notables

In Saturday’s victory at Charlotte, FIU made a season-high 13 shots from beyond the arc. The Panthers’ previous season-high was nine, which came in a win at Florida A&M.

In fact, the last time an FIU team made at least 13 shots from three-point range was on Dec. 28, 2010, as the Panthers fell to Utah Valley, 95-92 in Orem, Utah. At Charlotte, FIU shot 13-21 from long range, a clip of 61.9 percent. Seven total FIU players made at least one three in the game.

Entering Tuesday’s contest with Florida Atlantic, senior guard Dennis Mavin is second in Conference USA in scoring. Mavin is averaging
17.1 points-per-game, edging WKU’s T.J. Price for the league lead.


FAU at a Glance

Offense - 63.8 PPG, 42.1% FG, 36.2% 3PT

Defense - 64.7 PGA, 44.0% FGA, 26.0% 3PTA

Rebounding - 31.6 PG Team, 35.6 PG Opponents


Notables

FAU will wrap up their three contest road trip against FIU while in the midst of a five games in nine day stretch.

The Owls lost to the Panthers earlier this season 62-60 in Boca Raton with starting two-guard Solomon Poole netting 22 points in the tilt.

Thursday's game was originally slated to be played on Jan. 24, but had to be rescheduled due to the Miss Universe pageant.

Florida Atlantic is 49-19 since the start of the 2009-10 season when leading at the half.


Latest Line

FIU -4


Owl's Nest Prediction

FIU -4
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Make the trip down if you can. The boys have spent a good time away from the Burrow and would great appreciate the support! Save for the past football game, our trips to FIU have always been a good time.
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Jackson Trapp will be a game time decision tonight for the Owls.
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Jackson has become an integral part of the team this year. Hopefully he'll be good to go for at least some minutes as we begin this stretch. We NEED to win 2 out of the next 3 gams this week.
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Jack David Whidden III said

Jackson has become an integral part of the team this year. Hopefully he'll be good to go for at least some minutes as we begin this stretch. We NEED to win 2 out of the next 3 gams this week.

Posted On: Feb 3rd 2015, 1:40 PM #341505


His absence last week was felt hard in the results.  He is greatly under appreciated for what he provides.
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Guest said

Jack David Whidden III said

Jackson has become an integral part of the team this year. Hopefully he'll be good to go for at least some minutes as we begin this stretch. We NEED to win 2 out of the next 3 gams this week.

Posted On: Feb 3rd 2015, 1:40 PM #341505


His absence last week was felt hard in the results.  He is greatly under appreciated for what he provides.

Posted On: Feb 3rd 2015, 1:48 PM #341506

+1

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Couldn't agree more.
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GAME THREAD: FAU vs. FIU- 02/03/15 @ 7:30 PM

We are just about ready to tip off at Florida International University in Miami Springs.
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The Panthers lead the series 20-15, 13-7 in Miami-Dade County.
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FAU Starting Line-up
G Marquan Botley, 13.1 ppg
G Solom Poole, 15.2 ppg
G Justin Massey, 7.6 ppg
F Kelvin Penn, 6.3 ppg
F Justin Raffington, 8.7 ppg
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