GAME THREAD: Stetson vs FAU - 12/16/14 @ 7:00 PM
What: Stetson (3-7) vs FAU (4-3)
When: Tuesday, Dec 16th @ 7:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: Here *FEE
Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM
Live Stats: Here
Hatters Team Site: Here
G Kentwan Smith 9.3 ppg
G Divine Miles 9.7 ppg
F Angel Rivera 7.4 ppg
F Kyle Sikora 2.4 ppg
F Brian Pegg 12.0 ppg
G Marquan Botley 12.1 ppg
G Justin Massey 9.7 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 12.6 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.4 ppg
C Justin Raffington 8.6 ppg
The Stetson Hatters lead 18-15.
Stetson at a Glance:
Offense - 64.6 PPG, 47.7% FG, 33.7% 3PT
Defense - 72.5 PGA, 43.1% FGA, 35.3% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.0 PG Team, 37.9 PG Opponents
Stetson has lost two in a row (IPFW and Davidson) and is 3-7 on the season. The Hatters have been idle since Dec. 6.
FAU at a Glance:
Offense - 60.3 PPG, 41.9% FG, 32.0% 3PT
Defense - 57.9 PGA, 39.2% FGA, 21.7% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.1 PG Team, 34.9 PG Opponents
This will be the fourth meeting in the last three seasons between FAU and Stetson. The Hatters won last year's game in Deland 64-62, despite 10 points and eight rebounds by Justin Raffington.
With Saturday's 54-41 drubbing of UCF in Orlando, FAU has now defeated the Knights two consecutive times. In 2013, the Owls beat the Knights 75-64 in Boca Raton, thanks to 13 points by Jackson Trapp and 11 by Marquan Botley. Trapp and freshman guard Malcolm Laws must have especially enjoyed their trip. They hail from the Orlando area.
While holding UCF without a field goal for 16 minutes from late in the first period, FAU went on a 26-2 run to essentially put the game away. Five Owls scored during the streak. UCF's only points were by Shaheed Davis and B. J. Taylor FTs. UCF's 41 points were the second lowest scored by the Knights since they joined Division I (1984-85) and they shot just 16.1 percent from the floor in the second half.
The Owls led by as many as 20 points before sloppy play allowed UCF to make up some ground and make the score look respectable for the Knights.
Saturday's marked coach Michael Curry's first road win. It came 10 months to the day since FAU's last road win, a 71-69 win over at UTEP on Feb. 13, 2014.
Owl's Nest Prediction
Then Raffington made a three and Massey stole an inbounds pass and scored. 14-2 FAU with 13:10 to play.