Florida Atlantic vs. Western Kentucky: Recap and Stats

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Florida Atlantic vs. Western Kentucky: Recap and Stats
Florida Atlantic 65
(9-9, 3-7 away)
Western Kentucky 62
(10-8, 7-2 home)
Venue: E.A. Diddle Arena
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Florida Atlantic 32 33 65
Western Kentucky 22 40 62
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida Atlantic G Gantt 22 J McCoy 5 J Trapp 2
Western Kentucky T Price 14 B Harris 6 J Crook 4

Western Kentucky faced off with Florida Atlantic on Saturday, January 12th and dropped a close one to the Owls 65-62 in conference play. George Fant put up 19 points and eight rebounds for the Hilltoppers. T.J. Price scored 20 points and added four rebounds. Greg Gantt finished with a game-high 22 points and four rebounds for the Owls. Western Kentucky (10-8, 2-3 Sun Belt) gets Louisiana (7-12, 2-4 Sun Belt) at home on Thursday, January 17th.

Western Kentucky Game Notes

  • The Hilltoppers have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Western Kentucky has lost 28 close games.
  • The Hilltoppers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-3) after having a field goal percentage of 33.3% or worse.
  • Western Kentucky has lost 83% of the time this season (1-5) after recording 62 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 49.0% or better this season, Western Kentucky has lost 75% of the time (1-3).
  • The Hilltoppers set a season high for steals.
  • Our 12 steals is the 10th best among all NCAA games this season.
  • The last time WKU recorded at least 12 steals was Dec 08, 2010 against Bowling Green.
  • WKU set a season low for rebounds.
  • Western Kentucky has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 8th game at home this season--WKU has a 12.0 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • T.J. Price accounted for 32.2% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (George Fant and Brandon Harris) accounted for 42.8% of the rebounds.
  • T.J. Price has led the team in scoring in 7 out of 18 games this season.
  • George Fant has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 18 games this season.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of T.J. Price's career.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for O`Karo Akamune.

Florida Atlantic Game Notes

  • The Owls won this one, but have lost 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Florida Atlantic has lost 25 close games.
  • Kelvin Penn recorded a team season high in blocks with 5.
  • Greg Gantt accounted for 33.8% of the team's points.
  • Greg Gantt has led the team in scoring 16 times in 18 games this season.
  • Kelvin Penn has led the team in rebounding 6 times in 18 games this season.
  • This marks the 36th 20-point game of Greg Gantt's career.
  • Greg Gantt has 9 straight 20+ point games.
  • Stefan Moody has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Kelvin Penn.
  • Kelvin Penn set career highs with 9 rebounds and 5 blocks.
FAU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGreg Gantt392243107
AKelvin Penn30490251
B+Pablo Bertone281563004
BJackson Trapp19552023
BStefan Moody321541004
BJordan McCoy20480001
-Dragan Sekelja10030001
DChris Bryant16010010
-Andre Mattison4000001
WKU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AGeorge Fant301981111
BT.J. Price362040214
BO`Karo Akamune22810220
B-Teeng Akol12520010
CBrandon Harris37243301
CPercy Blade13420101
CKene Anyigbo10230000
DKevin Kaspar27211203
-Marcus Vasquez5010000
-Eddie Alcantara4000101
-Aleksejs Rostov4010000

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