GAME THREAD: Rice vs FAU - 02/21/15 @ 7:00 PM
What: Rice (9-16, 6-7 C-USA) vs FAU (8-16, 1-12 C-USA)
When: Sat, Feb 21st @ 7:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: Here *FEE
Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM
Live Stats: Here
Rice Team Site: Here
G Max Guercy 9.0 ppg
G Bishop Mency 7.7 ppg
G Marcus Jackson 13.7 ppg
F Seth Gearhart 15.2 ppg
C Andrew Drone 7.2 ppg
G Marquan Botley 13.7 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.3 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.0 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.3 ppg
C Justin Raffington 9.8 ppg
Florida Atlantic won the lone meeting between the two teams.
1/11/14 A W 73-68
Rice at a Glance
Offense - 62.4 PPG, 40.9% FG, 35.4% 3PT
Defense - 65.3 PGA, 43.8% FGA, 35.9% 3PTA
Rebounding - 31.8 PG Team, 33.4 PG Opponents
After recording back-to-back wins in double overtime last weekend against Middle Tennessee State and UAB, Rice's winning ways came to an end after a 60-56 road loss to FIU. Rice was 9-32 3PT FG.
Although Rice has won just nine games this year, six have come in conference play. Rice is 2-9 on the road this season with both wins coming in conference play against Charlotte and Western Kentucky.
Rice leads Conference USA with eight 3 point made field goals per game.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 62.5 PPG, 40.9% FG, 33.7% 3PT
Defense - 65.5 PGA, 45.0% FGA, 26.7% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.0 PG Team, 35.8 PG Opponents
Last time out FAU lost a home game to North Texas 79-72. Marquan Botley had a team high 21 points and eight assists but FAU was unable to stop North Texas. The Mean Green shot 63 FG% for the game, the most allowed by FAU all season. With the lost FAU is now on a eight game losing streak.
The Owls remain first in the conference and in NCAA for 3PT FG% defense as they are holding opponents to 26.7% from behind the arc. Botley's 13.7 points per game is 14th best in Conference USA. Jackson Trapp's 11 points per game is 25th best in Conference USA.
Owl's Nest Prediction
Hopefully Rick is right about the traditionally late arriving student section tonight. The boys DESPERATELY need a win tonight and every bit of support will be helpful.