Nov. 7, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team opens its 30th season with a weekend road trip to Ohio. The Owls face off against Akron on Nov. 8 and play at Ohio State on Nov. 10.
In her second season, head Coach Kellie Lewis-Jay returns eight players, including a conference-high seven seniors, and 91% of her team’s scoring offense from a season ago.
The FAU defense returns four players who recorded 38 steals or more in 2012-13. Led by Takia Brooks, the Owls ranked 15th nationally in turnover margin (+5.17).
The Owls defeated Lynn University in its exhibition game on Nov. 3, topping the Fighting Knights 101-51.
FAU won the only meeting against Akron in school history, topping the Zips 88-77 in Boca Raton on Nov. 17, 2006. Akron averaged more than 75 points per game and shot 43% from the field last season. Akron beat Lake Erie in its exhibition game by a score of 97-48. Tipoff against the Zips is slated for 5:30 p.m. Friday night.
Sunday’s game at OSU will mark the first meeting between the Owls and the Buckeyes, with tipoff scheduled for 2 p.m. The Buckeyes finished 2012-13 with an 18-13 record and went 13-4 at home. Ohio State defeated Bellarmine in its exhibition game on Nov. 3 by a score of 101-48. The game will be streamed live at http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/allaccess/?media=410115.
Fans can listen to the games live on FAUSports.com with Assistant Director of Media Relations Brandon Goodwin providing the play-by-play. Fans can subscribe to the paid-format service by visiting http://www.fausports.com/allaccess/ and clicking "subscribe." The subscription costs $14.95/month or $119.95/year and allows viewers to watch or listen to unlimited events from each university that is a part of Conference USA. The FAU page offers live video streams of FAU’s home games and live audios stream of each road game. The subscription renews automatically each month until canceled.