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GAME THREAD: FAU vs. Southern Miss - 02/12/15 @ 8:00 PM

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What: FAU (8-14, 1-10 C-USA) vs Southern Miss (6-17, 1-11 C-USA)

When: Sat, Feb 14th @ 8:00 PM

Where: Reed Green Coliseum

TV: None

Live Video: Here *FEE

Radio: ESPN 106.3

Live Stats: Here

Golden Eagles Team Site: Here

Probable Starters


G Marquan Botley 13.2 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.9 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.9 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.3 ppg
C Justin Raffington 9.9 ppg


G Chip Armelin 15.7 ppg
G Kevin Holland 1.3 ppg
G Keljin Blevins 1.4 ppg
F Michael O'Donnell 1.9 ppg
F Matt Bingaya 14.5 ppg

The Series

The Golden Eagles lead 1-0.

3/2/14 H L 49-60

Southern Miss at a Glance

Offense - 61.1 PPG, 43.8% FG, 34.3% 3PT

Defense - 69.2 PGA, 46.1% FGA, 38.2% 3PTA

Rebounding - 29.6 PG Team, 33.0 PG Opponents


The Golden eagles have dropped 14 of their last 15 contests, including five straight, after falling in overtime 73-71 to FIU on Thursday.

Guard Chip Armelin is ninth in Conference USA with 15.7 points per game. Armelin is second in conference games in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per game, and first in minutes played (39.0).

Forward Norville Carey is fourth in the league in field goal percentage, connecting on 58.4% from the field.

Southern Miss is 32nd in the country in fewest fouls per game, averaging just 15.9 fouls.

FAU at a Glance

Offense - 62.4 PPG, 40.7% FG, 33.9% 3PT

Defense - 65.0 PGA, 44.3% FGA, 25.8% 3PTA

Rebounding - 32.3 PG Team, 36.1 PG Opponents


The Owls were tripped up by LA Tech on Thursday in a 65-54 loss, and with it moved to 2-9 on the season when the opponent reaches that offensive mark or better.

Guard Jackson Trapp, who has led the squad six times in scoring on the season, poured in a contest best 17 points and center Justin Raffington notched his 14th career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

FAU (0-6) is still in search of its first conference road win of the season.

Latest Line

FAU -2

Owl's Nest Prediction

FAU -1
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Starters for the Owls:

G Marquan Botley
G Solomon Poole
G Jackson Trapp
F Kelvin Penn
C Justin Raffington
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For the love of God, please win tonight boys.
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Poole drains a THREE for the game's first basket, need him to have a big game tonight!
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Poole with another bucket…

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Owls are hot to start...lead 7-4 at the 16:48 mark.
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Can we call it a win now !
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13:07 Golden Eagles answer with a 6-0 run to take a 10-7 lead. FAU is 1-4 from downtown, have missed last three since Poole's game opener.
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Local Owl said

Can we call it a win now !

Posted On: Feb 14th 2015, 8:14 PM #342243


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