Updated: Florida Atlantic Closes Their 2012-2013 Campaign with Florida International

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  FIU 31 29 60 -1.0
  Florida Atlantic 30 47 77 +1.0
Sat, Mar 02 2013, 07:20 PM

FAU Arena
Boca Raton, FL
Attendance: 2,118

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On Saturday, Florida Atlantic plays host to Florida International at FAU Arena. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Owls lost to the Golden Panthers 84-65 on Feb. 7 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Florida Atlantic is in seventh place in the Sun Belt, Florida International is in fourth place.

The 26 points and 5 rebounds by Greg Gantt helped the Owls to a 73-59 victory over Arkansas-Little Rock on Feb. 23. With 21.4 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Golden Panthers, Deric Hill finished with 8 points in the 67-58 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Feb. 28. With 2.9 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

StatSmack! Florida Atlantic is better than Florida International
  • Florida Atlantic is better under pressure, and has defeated Florida International in nine out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • More violent crime happens in Miami so be careful if you visit (when compared to Boca Raton -- according to the FBI).
  • Stefan Moody is ranked 9th in the Sun Belt in points and 9th in the Sun Belt in three-pointers.
  • Kelvin Penn is ranked 27th nationally in blocks.
FIU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Tymell Murphy 31 15 7 2 2 1 3
C+ Jerome Frink 30 11 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Malik Smith 33 14 3 1 1 0 2
C- Cameron Bell 20 8 3 2 1 0 2
C- Deric Hill 21 6 2 3 2 0 2
C- Tola Akomolafe 24 4 4 1 1 0 1
D+ M. Porcher Jimenez 15 6 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Gaby Belardo 15 4 1 2 1 0 2
D Juan Ferrales 14 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Joey De La Rosa 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Ivan Jurkovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Manuel Nunez 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Dee Lewis 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
FAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Greg Gantt 0 21 4 1 1 0 3
C Stefan Moody 31 15 4 2 1 0 3
C- Jordan McCoy 27 6 6 0 1 1 1
D+ Pablo Bertone 25 9 4 2 1 0 3
D+ Jackson Trapp 23 5 2 2 1 1 2
D Kelvin Penn 21 1 4 0 1 2 1
D Dragan Sekelja 16 4 4 1 0 0 2
D Richard Morrow 17 4 3 1 0 0 1
D Andre Mattison 11 2 2 0 0 1 1
D Cavon Baker 8 3 2 0 1 0 1
F Chris Bryant 8 0 1 0 0 0 0
F Javier Lacunza 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
F D. Thornton 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Austin Hunt 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

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