SERIES THREAD: MTSU @ FAU - March, 4 & 5, 2021
Rick saidNot many teams you can shoot 1-of-9 from 3 PT and be leading by double-digits!
Posted On: Mar 4th 2021, 6:48 PM
Thankfully, 1. The threes are starting to finally connect, and 2. MTSU is bad.
We're getting hot at the right time!
OWLS WIN! | #FAU 80 - #MTSU 50— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2021
Don't look now, but @CoachDustyMay's boys are getting hot at the right time! 🔥👀🔥 @FAMBB DOMINATED tonight for their third win in as many games!@karlis_silins: GH 15 Pts@M_ke1135: 14 Pts, GH 4 3FGs, GH 6 Rebs
NEXT: Game 2 vs. MT TOMORROW, 6pm pic.twitter.com/zqp4ukBSox
- A trio of Owls scored in double digits, but none scored more than Karlis Silins. The Latvian's 15 points was good to secure his eighth straight double digit outing.
- Guards Michael Forrest and Kenan Blackshear were not far behind with 14 and 11 points, respectively.
- It was also a trio of guards who paced the Owls in rebounding. Forrest, BJ Greenlee, and Johnell Davis finished tied with a team-high six boards.
- The offense looked stressed against MTSU's 1-3-1 zone, but the passing remained smooth, limiting turnovers and finding open shots.
- Head Coach Dusty May said he hopes his team will continue to carry their positive play into the C-USA Tournament, "but we're focused on giving our fans a win tomorrow."
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It’s Senior Day at The Burrow as @FAUMBB sends off a trio of studs, including @karlis_silins.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2021
FAU's Game 2️⃣ Starting 5⃣ 🆚 #MTSU ⬇️
G - BJ Greenlee
G - Mike Forrest
G - Kenan Blackshear
F - Everett Winchester
C - Karlis Silins#GoOwls 👌
📸: @Guccigreg23 pic.twitter.com/q1fdozckOg
I had higher hopes for Winchester. Silins quietly bounced back this year. I personally thought he’d put up better numbers given his talent and size but he was OK.
I think Ingram leaving leaves John Mitchell as the only player left from the three main sports who saw sizable action when I first started covering FAU in 2016. And Ingram is also the last holdover from the Michael Curry era. 😩
Aggressive defense ➡️ Easy offense @kbuckets11 drains this jumper for his ninth point of the game. He has now scored more than than the entire Blue Raider team.#FAU leads #MTSU, 26-8 | 9:20 1H pic.twitter.com/zdCrrOXNDD— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2021
HALFTIME | #FAU 41 - #MTSU 22— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) March 5, 2021
It's been all Owls in the opening session of the final regular season game. @M_ke1135 explodes through the lane for this gorgeous layup as he collects a game-high 13 points.
📹: @Guccigreg23 pic.twitter.com/fAyHYKlC7s