BOCA RATON, Fla. -- The Florida Atlantic University women's basketball team will look to bounce back at Old Dominion on Wednesday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and live stats are available here. Fans can also keep up with the action by listening to the call by Max Ziffer (here) and following along on Twitter (@FAU_WBB).
Wednesday's game will be the fifth meeting between FAU (10-11, 4-6 C-USA) and Old Dominion (6-19, 4-7 C-USA). The Monarchs currently own a 4-0 record against the Owls.
FAU wrapped up a tough stretch of the schedule with the preseason Conference USA favorite Middle Tennessee last week after taking on first-place WKU and second-place UAB in back-to-back road games.
Currently, the Owls are in ninth place in the C-USA standings. UAB, WKU and Rice have clinched spots in the C-USA Championship and several other teams have the opportunity to solidify their appearance in Frisco, Texas this week, including FAU.
FAU comes into the game as the conference leader in rebounds per game with an average of 43.14, which is the 18th highest mark in the nation. The Owls also are first in the league in defensive boards, averaging 29 per game, 16th highest in the country. FAU is one of two teams in Conference USA with three players in the top 20 in the league in rebounds per game with Sasha Cedeño (8.1 rpg), Ra'Kyra Gabriel (7.1 rpg) and Raven Doyle (5.9 rpg).
The Owls are averaging 70.6 points per game this season, which is third in the league and the highest for an FAU team since the 2013-14 season. Cedeño leads the team in scoring and is the fourth leading scorer in the conference, averaging 17.5 points per game. The Owls have two others averaging double figures in Danneal Ford (13.2 ppg) and Tyana Robinson (11.5 ppg).
FAU features two players who have been dishing out dimes this season. Danneal Ford has maintained an average of 4.6 assists per game, fourth highest in Conference USA and Malia Kency has an average of 3.4 per game.
LAST TIME OUT
Last week, FAU took on preseason Conference USA favorite Middle Tennessee on Thursday night at FAU Arena followed by North Texas on Saturday.
On Thursday, after a slow first quarter, the Lady Raiders took advantage of a 15-0 run and built a substantial lead midway through the third quarter. FAU didn't back down though and fought back to bring the score to within four points. Four points was as close as they could get though with timely threes and made free throws from Middle Tennessee.
Against North Texas, the Owls jumped out to an early lead but the Mean Green made a comeback in the third quarter and would eventually win the game, 65-51.
Sasha Cedeño led the Owls in both games, averaging 20 points and 10 rebounds for the week. Just as impressively, Cedeño was perfect from the free throw line for the week, shooting 14-of-14. With two double-doubles, she now has seven on the season.
SCOUTING OLD DOMINION
The Monarchs are coming off of a split weekend with a 74-55 win against Southern Miss and a 62-48 loss at WKU. Old Dominion's other wins have come against FIU, Marshall and UTSA.
Freshman Victoria Morris leads ODU in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game. Odegua Oigbokie is also averaging double figures on the season scoring 10.0 points per contest.
The Owls stay on the road for a matchup against rival FIU on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.
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