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GAME WEEK THREAD: FAU vs. FIU - February 5th & 8th, 2020

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FAU Begins Rivalry Series vs. FIU on Wednesday


What: Florida Atlantic (14-9, 6-4) @ Florida International (15-8, 6-4)

When: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Eastern

Where: Ocean Bank Convocation Center

Series: FIU leads the all-time series 26-19.


TV: None

Stream: ESPN+ *Fee

Radio: FoxSports 640

Live Stats: Here

FIU Team Site: Here



FIU at a Glance:

Offense - 79.4 PPG, 46% FG, 36% 3PT

Defense - 74.0 PPGA, 41% FGA, 29% 3PTA

Rebounding - 36.2 RPG Panthers, 40.7 RPG Opponents


Notables

The Panthers split their home games last week, losing to Marshall 84-74 on Thursday night, but bouncing back to down WKU 81-76 on Saturday. FIU shot 53% from the field against the Hilltoppers. Including a career-high 22 points from Osasumwen Osaghae.

Head Coach Jeremy Ballard has one of the college basketball's best big men at his disposal. Center Osasumwen Osaghae owns a 13.4 PPG on 68.9 FG%, which is the second highest individual FG% in the country. Defensively, the Miami native averages 4.1 blocks per game, a stat that tops the nation.

With Osaghae's help, FIU ranks first nationally with 157 total blocks, good for 6.8 blocks per game. Moreover, FIU is also seventh in the country with 212 total steals this year.



FAU at a Glance:

Offense - 72.1 PPG, 43% FG, 34% 3PT

Defense - 68.4 PPGA, 44% FGA, 33% 3PTA

Rebounding - 34.9 RPG Owls, 34.0 RPG Opponents


Notables

Owls are back on the winning track following back-to-back victories over perennial C-USA powers. FAU upended WKU 69-65 on Thursday night before defeating Marshall 91-73 on Saturday. Junior forward Jailyn Ingram had his first double-double in over a year the win over the Thundering Herd.

Speaking of Jailyn Ingram, he joins guard Cornelius "Scuta" Taylor in the double-digit club, with 10.9 and 12.6 PPG respectively. Sophomore guard Michael Forrest now averages 10.0 PPG following a 12 and 13 point performances last week.

Richardson Maitre continues to be quite the conference season revelation as his 2..5 assists and 3.9 boards per contest pace the team. He know averages 9.3 PPG following a 12 point performance on Saturday.

FAU is in a three-way tie with Charlotte and FIU for fourth place in the C-USA. Only teams in the "top pod" (1-5) in the league are eligible for the regular season title. Plus, the top four teams at the end of the regular season receive a bye for the first round of the C-USA Tournament in Texas.


Opening Line: FAU +3

Additional Links:

2019-2020 FAU Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest

2019-2020 FAU Basketball Season Discussion Thread - FAU Owl's Nest

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Man, rough start to the game for FAU. We don't have single player with more than two points right now.


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HALFTIME. FIU leads FAU, 32-23.

Owls are without a single three pointer nor any points in the paint. It's been all mid-range shots so far.


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Oh man, this is ugly.


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Oh gosh. 


                                         ROLL OWLS
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Owls are making comeback as we near the conclusion.


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FINAL. FIU beats FAU 69-50.

Disappointing game tonight against our rivals. We'll have a chance to bounce back on Saturday.


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NJOWL said

Oh gosh. 
Posted On: Feb 5th 2020, 8:30 PM #393992

Yeaaaaaaah not fun.


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Three point dogs (which means equal match-up at neutral site) and we got waxed by 19.

Yikes!

Hopefully we make the adjustments needed to return favor on Saturday!

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Hopefully next time around we won't play so poorly.

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