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Game Thread: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM



FAU (2-1) @ Manhattan College (1-2)

When: Monday, Nov. 23rd 7:00 PM EST

Where: Riverdale, NY - Draddy Gymnasium

ESPN 760 Internet Broadcast: Here

Live Video: Manhattan Pay Per View

Live Stats: Here

Manhattan Team Site: Here


Probable Starters:

FAU

01 Ray Taylor G
02 Shavar Richardson G
23 Sanchez Hughley G
40 Brett Royster F
50 DeMonte Simpson F


Manhattan

10 Patrick Bouli G
14 Antoine Pearson G
24 Darryl Crawford G
11 Andrew Gabriel F
55 Laurence Jolicoeur C


The Series

Monday night's contest will be the first ever meeting between the two teams.


Manhattan at a Glance

The Owls will face their second opponent in a row who seeks to control game tempo within the half court offense.

“They’re a physical team, they play good defense. They don’t like to play too fast", said Coach Mike Jarvis.

Manhattan (1-2) lost at home Saturday to William & Mary, 75-70. Antoine Pearson scored a career-high 24 points while Nick Walsh added a career-best 16 points off the bench.  But this was not by design.

The guard tandem of Rico Pickett (10.5 PPG) and Darryl Crawford (13.3 PPG) were the heart and soul of Manhattan's offense through he first two games. But that may change Monday night as Pickett was recently suspended by Manhattan Coach Barry Rohrssen.

Jolicoeur accounts for some low post production, but is not the first option by any means.

The fact that Crawford is by far the leading rebounder on this team indicates that the front court is lacking.


FAU at a Glance

FAU is coming off their first win on the road in twenty tries after defeating American University on Saturday 81-69. Sanchez Hughley picked up his first double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

It is no surprise that freshman point guard Ray Taylor is pacing the Owls with 18.7 PPG.  But Sophomore Shavar Richardson has been impressive as well at 14.7 PPG, and team bests of 53.8% from long range, and 92.9% from the charity stripe.

Justin Davis saw his first minutes in an FAU jersey on Saturday, but picked up four fouls in just five minutes of action.

The Owls are currently outperforming opponents field percentage, three point percentage, and rebounding.


Latest Line:

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Owl's Nest Prediction

The Jaspers recently lost to Princeton due to discipline on defense. This says a lot. The Tigers went to the line 20 times in the second half en route to a 61-54 win where they shot just 6 of 21 (28.6%) during the period.

Granted, the Owls don't play the methodical offensive style of "every second counts but score within the last 2 seconds of the shot clock" brand of ball that Princeton does. Quite the contrary.

This game could get ugly in the second half given the fact that Manhattan will likely only play a seven-deep roster. They just may have to sub guys in to hack, and keep starters alive late, given FAU's preferred tempo.

The potential loss of guard Rico Pickett to suspension is a sizable blow to Manhattan's offensive production.

Owls -5
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

Just one question. I did go to college and graduate and learned a lot of stuff, but, what is a Jasper?  ???

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

illinoisowl said

Just one question. I did go to college and graduate and learned a lot of stuff, but, what is a Jasper?  ???

It's a stone that comes in different colors: red, yellow, brown, green, and occasionally blue…



Brrrrrrkkkkkkk - wrong answer.
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

that would be one HEAVY mascot costume......lol
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

Ha ha…

You wouldn't wear one of those on your head?? ;D
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

illinoisowl said

Just one question. I did go to college and graduate and learned a lot of stuff, but, what is a Jasper?  ???

Strangely enough, I spent my first 2 years of undergrad at MC before transferring to FAU.  The "Jaspers" name is in honor of Brother Jasper, an important historical figure in the school's history (he also is the originator of the 7th inning stretch).
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

Wow, interesting!
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Re: Men's Hoops Preview: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

The NY Daily News is one of the larger papers in the New York City area. Here is their take on the game and Jarvis.

Almost six years after being fired from St. John's, Mike Jarvis at peace with Florida Atlantic - NY Daily News




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Re: Game Thread: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

Starters:

FAU

01 Ray Taylor G
02 Shavar Richardson G
23 Sanchez Hughley F
40 Brett Royster F
50 DeMonte Simpson C

Manhattan

10 Patrick Bouli G
14 Antoine Pearson G
24 Darryl Crawford G
11 Andrew Gabriel F
55 Laurence Jolicoeur C


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Re: Game Thread: FAU @ Manhattan - Nov. 21st 12:00PM

Pickett is not playing tonight, that definitely will come into play in the second half.  The Jaspers have basically two bench players to pull from…
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