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Women's Basketball Set to Host SBC West Leading North Texas on Saturday
Junior forward Chenise Miller scored 21 points in last season's conference tournament victory over North Texas

Jan. 18, 2013

Game Notes

Boca Raton, FL - Two of the Sun Belt Conference’s top women’s basketball teams will square off on Saturday, January 19 when Florida Atlantic University hosts the University of North Texas, starting at 3 p.m., in the FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus.

The Last Meeting
North Texas55
Florida Atlantic56
March 4, 2012
Hot Springs, AR
Women's Basketball Wins Dramatic Tournament Game over North Texas, Advances to Monday Semifinal
Senior forward April Goins' rebound basket with 1.8 seconds remaining gave the Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team a dramatic 56-55 victory over the University of North Texas in Sunday's quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Conference tournament at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Both teams bring in 6-2 league records into the game. That mark is good enough for FAU to be third in the SBC’s East Division, while North Texas leads the West Division.

The Owls stand 9-7 overall after a 74-63 home-court victory over Troy University on Wednesday, January 16. That victory extended the team’s home winning streak to 10 games. Junior guard Latavia Dempsey scored a career-high 24 points against Troy. She ranks third in the SBC with 43 three-point field percentage, and her 28 three pointers rank fifth in the league.

FAU is sixth nationally among NCAA Division I teams in turnover margin (+7.4) and leads the league with 12.8 steals per game. The team is second in the conference by averaging 72.8 points per game.

Leading that scoring attack is junior forward Chenise Miller at 14.4 points per game. She ranks eighth in the conference with 7.4 rebounds. Junior guard Takia Brooks (11.4 ppg) and senior guard Breana Turner (11.3 ppg) round out the team’s double-figure scorers.

North Texas, 7-10 on the season, started its Florida road trip with a thrilling 70-68 victory at FIU on Thursday, January 17 in Miami. Alexis Hyder leads four Mean Green players scoring in double digits, averaging 13.4 points per outing. She scored a game-high 20 points at FIU. Other scoring threats are Loryn Goodwin (11.3 ppg), who had 19 points on Thursday night, BreAnna Dawkins (10.6 ppg), and Laura McCoy (10.2 ppg).



The Owls swept the two meetings between both teams last season, picking up a 56-55 victory in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

Live audio and statistics of Saturday’s game will be available here. Single-game and mini-plan ticket packages are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.

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