GAME THREAD: WKU vs FAU - 01/15/15 @ 7:00 PM
What: FAU (7-7, 0-3 C-USA) vs WKU (10-5, 3-0 C-USA)
When: Thurs, Jan 15th @ 7:00 PM
Where: FAU Arena
Live Video: Here *FEE
Radio: ESPN 106.3
Live Stats: Here
Hilltoppers Team Site: Here
G Chris Harrison-Docs 11.7 ppg
G T.J. Price 17.3 ppg
G Trency Jackson 9.9 ppg
F George Fant 12.6 ppg
F Aleksej Rostov 2.3 ppg
G Marquan Botley 11.2 ppg
G Solomon Poole 14.9 ppg
G Jackson Trapp 11.2 ppg
F Kelvin Penn 6.4 ppg
C C.J. Turman 5.6 ppg
Western Kentucky leads 10-5, and the Owls have won three of the last four.
01/26/12 *H W 67-66
02/16/12 *A L 57-64
01/12/13 *A W 65-62
02/14/13 *H W 84-78
WKU at a Glance
Offense - 73.5 PPG, 43.8% FG, 37.3% 3PT
Defense - 63.1 PGA, 40.4% FGA, 31.5% 3PTA
Rebounding - 38.0 PG Team, 35.6 PG Opponents
The Hilltoppers are one of three teams who are undefeated in Conference USA play thus far for 2014-15. They rank third in the league in both scoring (73.5 ppg), and field goal percentage defense (40.4%).
George Fant had 24 points and 13 rebounds against No. 25 Old Dominion, a performance which earned him player of the week honors. Prior to the game Western Kentucky had lost to every Top 25 opponent over the last five seasons with a record of 0-8.
WKU is coming off an extended six game home stand, and have won five straight. However, they are just 1-3 away from Diddle Arena.
FAU at a Glance
Offense - 62.1 PPG, 42.7% FG, 35.4% 3PT
Defense - 61.5 PGA, 42.2% FGA, 24.7% 3PTA
Rebounding - 31.1 PG Team, 34.7 PG Opponents
The Owls are looking to snap a three game losing streak and put a mark in the league win column as well. They haven't started a season at 0-3 there since the 2009-10 season.
Center Justin Raffington and point guard D'Andre Johnson did not practice Wednesday. Johnson is still listed as day-to-day, and Raffington will not play.
Solomon Poole is leading the Owls in scoring at 14.9 points per outing in the seven games since he was cleared to play.
WKU - 3
Owl's Nest Prediction
WKU - 4