Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team looks to get back to its winning ways with a key Sun Belt Conference (SBC) East Division game at Western Kentucky University on Saturday, January 12 at 5 p.m. in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Owls, 8-6 on the season, join the Hilltoppers in a first-place tie within the division with a 5-1 league record. The team’s first loss came at Middle Tennessee State University, 73-59, on Wednesday, January 9. MTSU also shares a portion of the division lead.
Junior forward Chenise Miller recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds earlier this week. Overall, she leads the team with 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Junior guard Latavia Dempsey is making 44 percent of her 3-point field goal attempts and is scoring 9.3 points per game while coming off the bench in a reserve role.
Offensively, the Owls rank second in the SBC by averaging 73 points per game. Meanwhile, the defense is fifth nationally in turnover margin (+7.8) over the team’s opponents.
Western Kentucky stands 12-3 on the season after a 63-58 loss at Arkansas State University on Sunday, January 6. The loss snapped the team’s seven-game winning streak. Sophomore guard Alexis Govan, the reigning SBC Player of the Week, leads the team in scoring at 19.5 points per game. Chastity Gooch, a 6-foot forward, is averaging 16.7 points per game and is the league’s top rebounder (11.4 rpg). Junior guard Bianca McGee rounds out the Hilltoppers’ double-figure scorers at 12.2 points per outing.
Live audio and statistics of Saturday’s game will be available here.
Single-game and mini-plan tickets of home women’s basketball games can be purchased through the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.