GAME THREAD: Middle Tennessee vs FAU - 03/07/15 @ 7:00 PM
What: Middle Tennessee (15-15, 8-9 C-USA) vs FAU (9-19, 2-15 C-USA)
When: Saturday, Mar 7th @ 7:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: Here *FEE
Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM
Live Stats: Here
Blue Raider Team Site: Here
G Giddy Potts 6.9 ppg
G Jaqawn Raymond 7.2 ppg
G Marcus Tarrance 6.4 ppg
F Reggie Upshaw 10.2 ppg
F Darnell Harris 6.8 ppg
G Marquan Botley 13.5 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.4 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 10.2 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.1 ppg
C C.J. Turman 5.6 ppg
The Blue Raiders lead 12-4, and are 6-1 at The Burrow. The Owls have lost the last five in a row.
1/14/12 H L 54-67
2/18/12 A L 59-72
1/10/13 A L 52-62
2/02/13 H L 56-73
2/06/14 H L 63-67
MTSU at a Glance
Offense - 63.9 PPG, 41.7% FG, 35.4% 3PT
Defense - 63.0 PGA, 43.6% FGA, 35.0% 3PTA
Rebounding - 34.4 PG Team, 30.8 PG Opponents
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 62.9 PPG, 41.6% FG, 34.8% 3PT
Defense - 66.3 PGA, 45.6% FGA, 28.5% 3PTA
Rebounding - 31.4 PG Team, 35.3 PG Opponents
Florida Atlantic welcomes Middle Tennessee to FAU Arena for the Owls' final contest of the season. FAU is closing out the season on an upswing after posting a 62-59 win over visiting UAB on Thursday night.
Middle Tennessee won the first meeting, 82-58, at the Murphy Center on Jan. 10. The Blue Raiders led wire-to-wire and went up as much as 30 in the second half. A Darnell Harris three-pointer at the 15:03 mark ignited a 17-0 run to put the game out of reach and Harris poured in a career-high 24 points.
Justin Raffington, Kelvin Penn, Brian Hornstein, and Anthony Graves will be honored prior to the tip as members of the outgoing senior class for FAU.
MTSU - 3.5
Owl's Nest Prediction
FAU looking disorganized and playing lackluster defense but still in it.