Feb. 11, 2014
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team will host Tulane on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Middle Tennessee State on Saturday, Feb. 15 in Conference USA action. Saturday's game marks the annual Think Pink game and will be televised on Fox Sports.
The Owls (13-9, 3-6 C-USA) surpassed their 2012-13 win total on Saturday in a record-setting victory at Tulsa. FAU senior Kimberly Smith set a school record with nine 3-pointers and tied the season record with her 66th trey of the year. As a team, the Owls made 13 3-pointers, breaking the school single-season record. FAU has made 186 3-pointers, breaking the record of 181 with eight games left on the schedule.
FAU has never faced Tulane (17-6, 8-2 C-USA) in women's basketball. The Green Wave has not lost away from home in its last eight games, dating back to Dec. 3, 2013. Tulane has four players averaging double-digit scoring, led by Jamie Kaplan's 11.9 points per game. Tiffany Dale leads the Green Wave in rebounding with eight boards per game.
Tipoff against Tulane is slated for 7 p.m. at FAU Arena.
MTSU (19-4, 8-1 C-USA) boasts the best defense in the conference, allowing only 52.8 points per game in C-USA play. The Blue Raiders had their 17-game winning streak snapped last week with a 68-56 loss at Southern Miss. Ebony Rowe leads MTSU with 21.3 points and 11.8 rebounds per contest. The Blue Raiders won last year's meeting in Boca Raton 70-67 and hold a 14-1 advantage over FAU all-time.
The Owls will be wearing pink uniforms to raise breast cancer awareness. Fans wearing pink will receive $2 admission to the game plus a great giveaway. Pink t-shirts will be sold for $5 at the game and proceeds will go to the Christine E Lynn Women's Health and Wellness Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
MTSU will face FIU in Miami on Wednesday before coming to FAU Arena for a Noon tipoff on Saturday. For ticket information, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS or visit FAUSports.com.