GAME THREAD: North Texas vs FAU - 02/19/15 @ 7:00 PM
What: North Texas (11-13, 5-7 C-USA) vs FAU (8-15, 1-11 C-USA)
When: Thursday, Feb 19th @ 7:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: Here *FEE
Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM
Live Stats: Here
Mean Green Team Site: Here
G T.J. Taylor 7.8 ppg
G Jordan Williams 15.9 ppg
G Maurice Aniefiok 7.6 ppg
F Jeremy Combs 9.6 ppg
F Colinn Voss 8.5 ppg
G Marquan Botley 13.4 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.7 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.0 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.3 ppg
C Justin Raffington 9.8 ppg
North Texas leads 8-3 overall. The Owls are 1-3 in the last four games, with three of those seeing extra frames.
2/11/12 *H W(2OT) 86-81
1/19/13 *H L (OT) 59-61
2/21/13 *A L(OT) 57-66
2/22/14 *H L 76-78
UNT at a Glance
Offense - 64.8 PPG, 43.1% FG, 29.3% 3PT
Defense - 67.8 PGA, 40.7% FGA, 33.8% 3PTA
Rebounding - 36.3 PG Team, 37 PG Opponents
North Texas is currently on a two-game winning streak after sweeping their home slate against UAB and MTSU. The total margin of victory in both games was a total of four points.
Against MTSU the Mean Green's DeAndre Harris' hit the game winning free-throw to turn a 21-point second-half deficit into a victory. Harris finished the game with nine points. Jordan Williams led the team with 16 points.
Last time they were on the road they lost to Marshall 80-73. North Texas has only won one road game this season, defeating Rice 66-63.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 62.0 PPG, 40.6% FG, 34.2% 3PT
Defense - 65.0 PGA, 44.4% FGA, 25.9% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.4 PG Team, 35.9 PG Opponents
Its been a month since FAU has won a game as they are currently on a seven-game losing streak. During the losing streak the Owls are allowing 68.8 points per game while scoring 56.7 per game.
Last time on the hardwood the Owls lost to fellow cellar dweller Souther Mississippi 62-54. FAU trailed for the majority of the second half but an 11-2 brought the Owls within a possession of tying the game before the closing minutes. The Eagles then responded with a 6-0 run to put the game out of reach. Botley led the team with 18 points.
Currently last in Conference USA, every game is a must win from here on out for the Owls, who will also need significant help to qualify to play in the 2015 Conference USA Tournament.
Owl's Nest Prediction
Rick saidWhat is up with Poole?!
0-3 already…given the last five games as well, guess this would qualify as a "slump".Posted On: Feb 19th 2015, 7:19 PM
Last few games would qualify as a slump. But he's shooting poorly the whole year.