Florida Atlantic vs. Western Kentucky: Full Game Preview

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Florida Atlantic vs. Western Kentucky: Full Game Preview
Florida Atlantic
(8-9, 2-7 away)
Western Kentucky
(10-7, 7-1 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida Atlantic G Gantt 22.4 J McCoy 5.9 J Trapp 2.1
Western Kentucky T Price 14.7 B Harris 6.3 J Crook 4.5

In their last match-up on January 5th, Aleksejs Rostov put up 17 points for the Hilltoppers in a loss to Arkansas State, 75-61. He is averaging 3.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. For the Owls, Greg Gantt put up 23 points in the 62-52 loss to Middle Tennessee State on January 10th. His 22.4 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

Florida Atlantic StatSmack

  • The Western Kentucky assist leader (Jamal Crook) has more assists than the Florida Atlantic assist leader (Jackson Trapp).
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Western Kentucky has had more players drafted by the NBA than Florida Atlantic (2 vs 0).
  • T.J. Price is ranked 8th in the Sun Belt in points and 5th in the Sun Belt in three-pointers.
  • 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).
  • Jamal Crook is ranked 10th in the Sun Belt in points, 3rd in the Sun Belt in assists, and 6th in the Sun Belt in steals.
  • George Fant is ranked 7th in the Sun Belt in rebounds and 10th in the Sun Belt in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Western Kentucky currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (944 to 941) than Florida Atlantic, per the NCAA.
  • At least you keep showing up. Western Kentucky has an average margin of victory of 11 over Florida Atlantic in 10 wins since 2006.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Western Kentucky has a stronger schedule than Florida Atlantic this season (SOS Rank: #134 vs #327).
FAU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Greg Gantt 36 22 5 1 1 0 3
C Stefan Moody 26 14 4 2 0 0 3
C- Jordan McCoy 27 5 6 0 1 1 1
D+ Pablo Bertone 24 9 3 2 1 0 3
D+ Jackson Trapp 23 5 2 2 1 1 2
D+ Kelvin Penn 22 1 5 0 1 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 12 2 2 0 1 1 1
D Cavon Baker 9 3 2 0 1 0 1
F Chris Bryant 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
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 15 5 2 1 0 3
C George Fant 29 12 6 1 1 1 3
C Brandon Harris 31 8 6 2 1 0 2
C- Teeng Akol 17 7 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Kevin Kaspar 26 6 3 2 1 0 2
D+ O`Karo Akamune 14 3 3 0 1 0 1
D Percy Blade 12 3 2 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 Eddie Alcantara 6 1 1 0 0 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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