GAME THREAD: UTEP vs FAU - 02/05/15 @ 8:00 PM
What: UTEP (14-7, 6-3 C-USA) vs FAU (8-11, 1-7 C-USA)
When: Thursday, Feb 5th @ 8:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: None
Radio: ESPN 106.3 FM
Live Stats: Here
Miners Team Site: Here
G C.J. Cooper 7.3 ppg
G Omega Harris 7.1 ppg
F Vince Hunter 15.9 ppg
F Julian Washburn 9.9 ppg
F Cedrick Lang 10.1 ppg
G Marquan Botley 13.2 ppg
G Solomon Poole 14.6 ppg
G Justin Massey 8.1 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 5.9 ppg
C Justin Raffington 9.2 ppg
The Owls took the lone meeting thus far.
2/13/14 *A W 71-69
UTEP at a Glance
Offense - 70.4 PPG, 47.4% FG, 36.8% 3PT
Defense - 63.7 PGA, 41.3% FGA, 34.2% 3PTA
Rebounding - 35.3 PG Team, 33.4 PG Opponents
UTEP is currently on a two game winning streak with their last win coming against Middle Tennessee State 83-70. Vince Hunter led the Miners with 17 points.
Hunter will have FAU's undivided attention entering this week's matchup. The sophomore forward is averaging nearly a double-double with 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season.
The Miners are 3-4 on the road this year but three of their wins have come in conference play.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 63.4 PPG, 41.4% FG, 35.7% 3PT
Defense - 64.7 PGA, 44.4% FGA, 26.7% 3PTA
Rebounding - 32.0 PG Team, 35.4 PG Opponents
After going winless on a three game road trip, FAU will continue their five games in nine day stretch against UTEP at The Burrow.
Last time out the Owls lost to FIU 64-56. Justin Massey led the team with 16 points while Justin Raffington added 14 points and 10 rebounds.
After missing the last three games Jackson Trapp is expected to play against UTEP. This year Trapp is averaging 11 points and three rebounds per game.
FAU will try to snap a three game losing streak.
Owl's Nest Prediction
Rick saidGive it 20 and let's see…ALWAYS fashionably late in Boca Raton.
Posted On: Feb 5th 2015, 7:51 PM
Yep. Pretty much.