March 10, 2014
EL PASO, Texas. – Just two weeks ago, the Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team sat in 15th place in the Conference USA standings. On Tuesday, March 11, the Owls will open the C-USA Championship tournament as the No. 9 seed after winning their last three games in a row. FAU (16-13, 6-10 C-USA) will face off against the No. 16 seed Marshall (10-19, 3-13 C-USA) at 11 a.m. MT in El Paso, Texas.
Senior Kimberly Smith leads FAU into the tourney, averaging 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. She was named second-team All-Conference USA for her efforts in her record-setting campaign. Smith shattered FAU and Conference USA records in 3-pointers made this year.
Smith led FAU with 26 points in its only prior meeting with Marshall in Huntington, W.V. on Feb. 16. The Owls took the 87-68 victory while Takia Brooks scored 23 points and Shaneese Bailey earned a double-double with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds.
Marshall snapped a four-game losing streak with an 81-76 overtime win against UTSA on Wednesday, March 5. The Thundering Herd are led by Leah Scott’s 11.6 points per game and Suporia Dickens’ 7.1 boards per contest.
Live audio of the game will be provided on FAUSports.com, via subscription, with Brandon Goodwin providing the play-by-play. Fans can also follow the action on twitter by following @FAU_WBB. With a win, the Owls would advance to face UAB on Wednesday, March 12.