BONUS PLAY GAME THREAD: FAU @ Marshall - March 4, 2020
What: FAU (16-14, 8-9) @ Marshall (14-15, 8-8)
When: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 PM Eastern
Where: Cam Henderson Center
Series: The Herd enjoy a 7-3 mark over the Owls, but FAU won this year's previous contest 91-73
Stream: CUSA.tv *Fee
Radio: FoxSports 640
Live Stats: Here
Marshall Team Site: Here
Marshall at a Glance:
Offense - 74.7 PPG, 44% FG, 31% 3PT
Defense - 72.5 PPGA, 40% FGA, 33% 3PTA
Rebounding - 38.3 RPG Herd, 41.1 RPG Opponents
The Herd return to the floor after a six day hiatus. They have a 1-1 showing so far in bonus play.
Despite trailing in most major statistical categories, Marshall defeated Old Dominion 74-66 for their third straight win over the Monarchs to begin pod action.
However, sophomore guard Taevion Kinsey's 22 points team-high seven assists was not enough to stave off UAB in the second contest, as the Blazers came away 88-80 victors in Birmingham behind a strong showing off the glass and bench scoring.
Kinsey continues to pace the Herd in scoring (16.1 ppg), and assists ( 4.1 pg). He's also 2nd in rebounding with 4.9 grabs per outing.
Marshall will close out their pod play against UTSA on the road in San Antonio.
FAU at a Glance:
Offense - 70.9 PPG, 43% FG, 32% 3PT
Defense - 69.1 PPGA, 44% FGA, 33% 3PTA
Rebounding - 36.6 RPG Owls, 34.9 RPG Opponents
The Owls saw their 2-0 start to Bonus Play slip after a tough 85-80 overtime loss to Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon. Flipping the result of the season's earlier meeting, FAU was able to dominate in the paint 49-35 and overcame an 11 point deficit four times to force the extra frame.
However, a 1-of-6 showing from downtown in the final period proved to be clincher, while the Monarchs drained 10-of-11 at the line to wrap up the win before a vocal announced crowd of 5,031.
With the loss, national post season possibilities for the team took a substantial hit, as the hidden line in the sand of 20 wins will now require a win against Marshall in the final game of the regular season, and three more in the tournament.
Forward Jailyn Ingram's 19 points against ODU moved him into 10th place in career scoring with 1,020 points to his credit. He needs 18 more to surpass Ray Taylor (1,037, 2009-12) for the 9th slot.
Fellow forward Aleksandar Zecevic (6.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg) is probable against Marshall after tweaking his ankle late in the first half against Old Dominion.
Despite their 18 point dismissal of Marshall earlier in the season in Boca Raton, FAU will likely be 3.5 point underdogs against the Herd when the official opening line is announced.
Opening Line: FAU +5.5
2019-2020 FAU Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest
2019-2020 FAU Basketball Season Discussion Thread - FAU Owl's Nest
Here is #FAU Basketball's Starting Five for tonight's contest vs. #Marshall:— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2020
G - Michael Forrest
G - Cornelius "Scuta" Taylor
G - Richardson Maitre
F - Jailyn Ingram
C - Karlis Silins
Ingram is inserted back in the starting lineup. #GoOwls! 👌 pic.twitter.com/XYjiG4V3gN
illinoisowl saidThis game is on TV up here. Thatís a rare treat!!!Posted On: Mar 4th 2020, 7:14 PM
AWESOME!!! Enjoy the game!
Look out! It's big man Karlis Silins for THREEEE!— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2020
His three pulls the Owls within two possessions in Huntington.#Marshall leads #FAU 20-14 with 10:54 remaining in the first half. pic.twitter.com/HMAMCGIBoF
The Owls are playing well. Offensively, defensively, rebounding, all solid so far. MU is impressively hitting contested shots.
HALFTIME. #Marshall 45 - #FAU 38.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2020
The Herd hit a buzzer beater to extend their lead to three possessions just minutes after the Owls tie the game.
FAU is playing well, but the hosts are shooting a stellar 53%.
Ingram has a GH 9 points, including this gorgeous jumper. pic.twitter.com/3OzdgBE7DO
What a hook from Zecevic!— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2020
The Serbian extends the Owls' run to 6-0 as the Herd endure a 3:50 scoring drought!#Marshall is on the ropes! The hosts see their lead diminish to 50-48 with 14:00 remaining in the contest. pic.twitter.com/M7Og5sUcUC
#FAU 🏀 is chipping away at the #Marshall lead as the Owls have converted 6 of their last 7 FGs. one of which was this silky smooth layup from Richardson Maitre.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2020
Still, MU leads FAU 83-73 with just under six minutes remaining. pic.twitter.com/GC9dU0i3wl