Updated: Western Kentucky (10-7) and Florida Atlantic (8-9) Face Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Florida Atlantic 32 33 65 +8.0
  Western Kentucky 22 40 62 -8.0
Sat, Jan 12 2013, 07:00 PM CST

E.A. Diddle Arena
Bowling Green, KY
Attendance: 4,823
TV: HSSN, ESPN3.com

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On Saturday, Western Kentucky hosts Florida Atlantic at E.A. Diddle Arena. The game gets underway at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on HSSN or ESPN3.com. The Hilltoppers are 6-2 against the Owls over the last four years. The last time they met (2/16/2012) they won 64-57.

Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky are tied for 4th in the Sun Belt.

In their last outing, behind 17 points and 6 rebounds from Jamal Crook, the Hilltoppers blew out Brescia 74-46 on November 24th. With 14.5 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Owls, Greg Gantt finished with 23 points in the 62-52 loss to Middle Tennessee State on January 10th. He leads the team with 22.5 points per game.

StatSmack! Western Kentucky is better than Florida Atlantic
  • Western Kentucky beat Florida Atlantic by 7 points the last time they played (Feb 16, 2012).
  • People just expect us to beat you. Western Kentucky has been the favorite 10 out of the last 13 times.
  • Western Kentucky takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Florida Atlantic (4 vs 0).
  • The Western Kentucky steals leader (Jamal Crook) has more steals than the Florida Atlantic steals leader (Jackson Trapp).
FAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Greg Gantt 36 22 5 1 1 0 2
C Stefan Moody 26 14 4 2 1 0 3
D+ Jordan McCoy 28 5 6 0 1 1 1
D+ Pablo Bertone 23 8 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Jackson Trapp 23 5 2 2 1 1 2
D Kelvin Penn 21 1 5 0 0 3 1
D Dragan Sekelja 15 3 4 1 1 0 1
D Richard Morrow 14 3 2 1 0 0 1
D Andre Mattison 13 2 2 0 1 1 1
D Cavon Baker 9 4 2 1 1 0 1
F Chris Bryant 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
F D. Thornton 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Austin Hunt 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
F Javier Lacunza 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
WKU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Jamal Crook 31 14 3 5 2 0 2
C+ T.J. Price 31 14 5 2 1 0 3
C George Fant 29 12 6 1 1 1 3
C Brandon Harris 30 8 6 2 1 0 2
C- Teeng Akol 17 7 4 1 0 1 1
C- Kevin Kaspar 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ O`Karo Akamune 13 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Percy Blade 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Eddie Alcantara 6 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Stephon Drane 8 2 1 0 1 0 1
D Caden Dickerson 20 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Aleksejs Rostov 7 3 1 0 0 0 1
D Kene Anyigbo 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Marcus Vasquez 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Spence Sheldon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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