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GAME THREAD: UAB vs FAU - 03/5/15 @ 7:00 PM

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What: UAB (16-13, 12-4 C-USA) vs FAU (8-19, 1-15 C-USA)

When: Thurs, March 5th @ 7:00 PM

Where: FAU Arena

TV: None

Live Video: Here *FEE

Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM

Live Stats: Here

Blazers Team Site: Here


Probable Starters


UAB

G Nick Norton 7.6 ppg
G Hakeem Baxter 8.0 ppg
G Robert Brown 13.3 ppg
F William Lee 7.0 ppg
F C.J. Washington 7.4 ppg


FAU

G Marquan Botley 13.8 ppg
G Solomon Poole 12.5 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 10.2 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.0 ppg
C C.J. Turman 5.3 ppg


The Series

The Blazers took a 2-1 advantage after winning the season's earlier meeting on January 8th, 2015.

12/22/08 A L 43-76
02/08/14 H W 82-71
01/08/15 A L 66-57


UAB at a Glance

Offense - 69.6 PPG, 42.9% FG, 32.6% 3PT

Defense - 68.8 PGA, 42.0% FGA, 32.7% 3PTA

Rebounding - 36.5 PG Team, 35.7 PG Opponents


Notables

The UAB Blazers enter the game 12-4 in conference play and are still in play for the regular season Conference USA Championship. If the Blazers sweep the Sunshine State road trip against FAU and FIU, and Souther Mississippi pulls off a stunner and ruins Louisiana Tech's senior night with a win, UAB and Louisiana Tech will finish as co-champions of Conference USA.

Freshman forward William Lee was dubbed player of the week after nearly getting a triple double in a 100-95 triple overtime win against Middle Tennessee State. Lee registered 16 points, 11 rebounds, and eight blocks against MTSU. This is the second C-USA Freshman of the Week honor for Lee.

The Blazers played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country as they played Wisconsin, Florida, UCLA, North Carolina, and LSU during non conference play. Away from the friendly confines of Bartow Arena, the Blazers are 3-6 for the year.

FAU at a Glance

Offense - 62.9 PPG, 41.6% FG, 34.5% 3PT

Defense - 66.6 PGA, 45.7% FGA, 28.8% 3PTA

Rebounding - 31.6 PG Team, 35.3 PG Opponents


Notables

FAU will be playing their final games of the season during this weekend's home slate starting with UAB. The Owls will try to snap an 11 game losing streak after last weekend's narrow lost to WKU and double-digit loss to Marshall.  

Marquan Botley's 13.8 points per game is 14th in Conference USA. Jackson Trapp is second in Conference USA in 3-Point Field Goal Percentage, shooting a 41.6% clip from long range.   

Center Justin Raffington is listed as a game time decision for the Owls.


Latest Line

UAB -4.5


Owl's Nest Prediction

UAB -5
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Tip off in a little over 10 minutes as Owls try to play spoiler and ruin UAB's bid for a share of the regular season Conference USA Championship.
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Tonight's starters for FAU will be Marquan Botley, Jackson Trapp, Solomon Poole, Kelvin Penn, and CJ Turman.
Raffington is out for tonight's game.
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Tonight's starters for FAU will be Marquan Botley, Jackson Trapp, Solomon Poole, Kelvin Penn, and CJ Turman.
Raffington and Johnson are out for tonight's game.
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Raffington was expected as a questionable, but what's up with Johnson?
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Only nine players will be available for tonight's game.
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A home sweep would be mighty nice for Curry and the Owls heading into the offseason. It starts tonight.
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Rick said

Raffington was expected as a questionable, but what's up with Johnson?
Posted On: Mar 5th 2015, 7:00 PM #343161

No one seems to know. Even players who typically don't play like Grant aren't even dressed.
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UAB on a 6-0 run to start the game while FAU starts the game 0-9 from the floor.
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Cyrus said

UAB on a 6-0 run to start the game while FAU starts the game 0-9 from the floor.
Posted On: Mar 5th 2015, 7:11 PM #343165

 :Scared:  :Scared:  :Scared:

 :Straight-Face:  :Crying:  :Crying2:
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