Kelvin Penn and the Owls face Western Kentucky on Thursday.
Feb. 13, 2013
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic men's basketball team will host divisional rival Western Kentucky on Thursday.
The Owls (11-15, 6-9 Sun Belt) defeated the Hilltoppers (13-12, 7-7) 65-62 on January 12 in Bowling Green, KY. With a victory in Thursday's game, FAU would sweep the season series from WKU, the only East division team they have yet to complete that feat against. The Owls won last year's meeting 67-66 with Jordan McCoy putting FAU ahead with 10 seconds left and Kelvin Penn sealing the victory with a block at the buzzer.
Seeding in the upcoming Sun Belt tournament will also be a factor in the contest, as WKU will enters the game just half a game behind FIU for the fifth and final bye at the conference tournament in Hot Springs, AR. The Owls are a game and a half behind the Hilltoppers.
The game will be shown on ESPN3.com. It will also be a "White-Out", fans are encouraged to wear white as they cheer on the team. SG will be giving out t-shirts to the first 500 students in attendance.
Live audio and live stats will be available at www.fausports.com. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.