GAME THREAD: FAU @ Stetson - December 15, 2020
What: Florida Atlantic (4-2) vs. Stetson (0-4)
When: Tuesday, December 15, @ 7:00 PM Eastern
Where: Edmunds Center
Series: The Hatters own a slight 18-16 edge over the Owls. The two programs used to compete annually in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
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Radio: FoxSports 640
Live Stats: Here
Stetson Team Site: Here
Stetson at a Glance:
Offense - 55.8 PPG, 34.1% FG, 28.8% 3PT
Defense - 76.2 PPGA, 43% FGA, 37.6% 3PTA
Rebounding - 33.3 RPG Hatters, 42.5 RPG Opponents
Just a month ago, the Hatters were pegged to finish third in the ever-entertaining Atlantic Sun Conference. Those standings included generating the second most first-place votes with two. Despite this, the Hatters own a winless record that includes an embarrassing loss to Division II Emanuel College, a private liberal arts institution in Northeast Georgia with less than a thousand students.
Stetson's most recent scheduled would have most likely produced their first win of the campaign. Yet Florida College, an NAIA program in the Tampa suburbs, called the game off last minute because an FC player tested positive for COVID-19 during the pregame. In their most recent actual game, SU lost to USF 73-62.
Stetson's lowly offense runs solely off a pair of guards. Rob Perry and Chase Johnston. Perry, the defending A-Sun Freshmen of the Year leads the team with 13.8 PPG. Johnston, a Boca Raton native who lead Fort Lauderdale's Westminster Academy to a 2019 state championship, is not far behind with 13.3 PPG.
FAU at a Glance:
Offense - 86.3 PPG, 47.5% FG, 42.4% 3PT
Defense - 59.8 PPGA, 39.2% FGA, 33.8% 3PTA
Rebounding - 43.2 RPG Owls, 33.6 RPG Opponents
FAU's four-game win streak hits the road following a 112-49 thumping over Florida Memorial, an NAIA program in Miami Gardens. Six Owls scored in the double-digits in the win. Michael Forrest paced the team with 15 points in just 18 minutes of action. As a team, the Owls shot 55% from the field and 59% from three.
Forward Jailyn Ingram is still the team leader in points and rebounds with 14.2 and 6.5 per game, respectively. Minnesota transfer BJ Greenlee is not far behind with 11.3 PPG, which is boosted by his team-leading 61.5% 3PT shooting. Following his strong game last week, Michael Forrest becomes the third Owl to average double-digits. The guard from Blanche Ely now owns a PPG of 10.7
As a team, the Owls rank 35th nationally in PPG and 29th nationally in RPG. Head Coach Dusty May wants his team to be in the top-25 nationally along the offensive glass. So far, it is mission accomplished as FAU ranks 13th in the nation.
Latest Line: FAU -3
We’re moments away from tip-off in DeLand!#FAU’s Starting Five 🆚 #Stetson ⬇️— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 15, 2020
G - BJ Greenlee
G - Kenan Blackshear
G - Everett Winchester
F - Jailyn Ingram
F - Karlis Silins
Expect another solid outing from this young man, @kbuckets11! #GoOwls 👌
🤳: @Guccigreg23 pic.twitter.com/6DlO4PsgfO
Stetson leads 12-4 at the 15:35 mark of the first half.
HALFTIME | #Stetson leads #FAU 39 - 30— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 16, 2020
Owls are in a fight in DeLand as the Hatters are just draining their three-pointers. But in other news, Jailyn Ingram is good at basketball. Three Stetson defenders in his way, yet @2easyJ_ still finds a way to score 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/WZ4vZWIng6
Here come the Owls! @KOBNelly brings #FAU within a possession of #Stetson with this gorgeous three.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 16, 2020
C'mon boys! Let's complete this comeback! 👏👏
Stetson leads FAU 47-44 | 14:55 2H pic.twitter.com/gesfBfGT6Z
GO OFF @NicholaswBoyd! 💥💥— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 16, 2020
The freshman from New York with back-to-back and-one opportunities! He's showing great determination and strength down low tonight despite the size difference against #Stetson's bigs.
Stetson leads #FAU 63-56 | 6:36 2H pic.twitter.com/04yYfeSn2j
Stetson to inbound with 2:41 remaining.
Owls couldn't hit a three nor get a rebound to save their lives. Ugly, ugly game.
FINAL | #Stetson beats #FAU 78 - 69.— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) December 16, 2020
The Owls (4-3) see their four-game win streak snapped in DeLand. FAU was doomed with uncharacteristically bad showings along the arc (3-18) and on the glass (40-26).@karlis_silins: Team High 16 PTS.
NEXT: @ #UF, Sat 12/19 12pm
UPDATED SCHEDULE: 2020-21 FAU Men's Basketball Schedule - FAU Owl's Nest