Alex Tucker and the Owls will play Western Kentucky on Thursday night.
Jan. 13, 2010
TONIGHT'S GAME: FAU (7-9, 2-2 Sun Belt) hits the road for the first time since December 27 for tonight's game. The Owls are looking to win three
games in a row for the first time since January 30-February 11, 2008 when
they won five games in a row.
TV/RADIO/INTERNET: All of FAU's games this season (home and away) air on live commercial radio ESPN - 760 AM with audio links available on FAU's official athletics website FAUSPORTS.com. Ken LaVicka (play-byplay) will call the game for ESPN760.The game will also be available to select DirectTV customers through Western Kentucky's Hilltopper Sport Satelite Network.
Western Kentucky: The Hilltoppers (9-5, 2-1 Sun Belt) are coming off of a split of their last two games, defeating South Alabama and losing to Denver. Preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year A.J. Slaughter leads WKU in scoring (16.6 ppg). Steffphon Pettigrew (13.6) and Sergio Kerusch (13.4) also average double-figures for the Hilltoppers.
LAST TIME OUT: FAU beat last season's overall and Sun Belt win totals with a 74-61 win over ULM on Saturday night. Greg Gantt had 20 points to lead five Owls in double-figures. Alex Tucker had 10 assists. FAU held ULM's leading scorer, Tony Hooper scoreless on the night.
THE SERIES: Western Kentucky leads the all-time series 6-1. The Hilltoppers swept both of last season's meetings. FAU's only win in the series came on Valentine's Day 2007 when they upset WKU 78-72 in Bowling Green.