Jan. 24, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team will play its first televised game on the Sun Belt Network and seeks to sweep the season series with Arkansas State University on Saturday, January 26 at 6 p.m. in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
The game, broadcast on CSS and ESPN3 (subject to blackout, click here), will be the Owls’ second televised game of the season.
FAU stands in third place in the Sun Belt Conference’s (SBC) East Division with a 7-3 league record, while having a 10-8 overall mark. The team is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 77-45 loss at UALR on Wednesday, January 23.
On December 1, junior forward Chenise Miller scored a career-high 29 points and senior guard Breana Turner chipped in 22 points in Florida Atlantic’s 79-71 victory over Arkansas State in Boca Raton, Florida. The Owls forced the Red Wolves into making 27 turnovers in the first meeting.
FAU’s offense features three double-figure scorers, led by Miller’s 14.4 points per game. Turner is averaging 11.5 points and junior guard Takia Brooks is scoring at a 10.6-point clip this season. Miller ranks fifth in the SBC with 7.8 rebounds a game and Brooks leads the team with 42 steals and 52 assists.
Arkansas State is 10-9 on the season and leads the West Division with a 7-3 record. The Red Wolves are coming off an 87-74 win at Troy University in which they made 56.1 percent (32-of-57) overall, and 66.7 percent (18-of-27) in the second half. Junior forward Jane Morrill is the team’s only double-figure scorer (14.8 ppg), while senior guard Ashley Olvera has recorded 74 assists (3.9 apg).
Live audio and statistics of Saturday’s game is available here.
Tickets for the remaining home games are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.