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Official FAU vs. Coppin State Discussion
Posted: 11/17/2012 12:57:00 PM

FAU faces Coppin State today in what should be an interesting game.

It looks like either Jackson Trapp or Cavon Baker will be starting at point guard with Stefan Moody moving to shooting guard (backing up Gantt is my guess).

Jarvis said he wasn't sure who would be the point guard and if even if he was sure he wasn't going to tell me because then Coppin State would know - I don't blame him for that and I guess we'll find out later today. I'll be posting updates.

Here's the preview we posted on Friday and here's the capsule...

  FAU (0-2, 0-0 Sun Belt Conference)
vs. Coppin State (0-2, 0-0 MEAC)

Scouting Reports

  • About The Owls: FAU hasn't had an 0-3 start under coach Mike Jarvis. The last time the Owls started a season 0-3 was in 2006-07. ...FAU is averaging 22.0 turnovers per game. ...This the first meeting between Coppin State and FAU.
  • About The Eagles: Coppin State lost all five starters from last season's 14-16 team. ...The Eagles opened up the season with a 87-73 loss to Southern Cal before losing to Texas 69-46 in Maui Invitational games.  ...Coppin State has shot 29.8 percent from the field this season.
  • Projected Starting Lineups
    Florida Atlantic
    Mike Jarvis
    G Jackson Trapp 6-4 Fr. 3.0 ppg
    G Pablo Bertone 6-2 Jr. (9.0 ppg)
    G Greg Gantt 6-2 Sr. (18.0 ppg)
    F Jordan McCoy 6-6 Sr.  (2.0 ppg)
    C Dragan Sekelja 7-0 Jr. (9.0 ppg)

    Coppin State
    Fang Mitchell
    G Taariq Cephas 5-10 So. (3.5 ppg)
    G Sterling Smith 6-4 Fr. (3.0 ppg)
    G Patrick Cole 6-5 Fr. (20.0 ppg)
    F Brandon St. Louis 6-8 So. (0.0 ppg)
    F Charles Ieans 6-9 Jr. (2.0 ppg)
Posted: 11/17/2012 1:10:00 PM

All the Maui Invitational games from Elon Saturday and Sunday will be shown for free here.

I implore you to watch the video, while listening to Ken LaVicka here -,

LaVicka called the Shula Bowl last night and was up before the sun to hop on a plane to call the basketball game - that's dedication!


Posted: 11/17/2012 4:34:00 PM

Jackson Trapp is indeed starting at point guard for the Owls today vs. Coppin State ahead of Stefan Moody.

Moody will come off the bench as a shooting guard.

If you want more info on that move read our preview of the game here.

Owl Access
Posted: 11/17/2012 5:23:00 PM

Halftime: FAU 33, Coppin State 8

...Owls score last 15 points of half. Moody and Trapp 8 pts each in new roles.

...8 points by FAU opponent in half is lowest since last year's 7-point half by ULM

...Moody, Trapp each have 8 points and are doing well in their new roles

Owl Access
Posted: 11/17/2012 7:12:00 PM

FINAL: FAU 64 Coppin State 61

...Owls blow 25-point 2nd half lead but hang on to win.

...Eagles get good look, miss 3 at buzzer.

...Owls win 1st game of 2012-13 season, will face Elon at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Big Lerm
Posted: 11/17/2012 9:38:00 PM

 I think our basketball team is in trouble. We are hurt big time without having a compitent pg. Never thought I'd miss Ray Taylor but I do. We had 8 assist spread out between 3 people in the win against Coppin State. We relied to prematurely on an unproven (at this level) player in Moody. In his defense, he may be alright towards the end of the year and this will only be a short term problem.

Posted: 11/17/2012 9:49:00 PM

It is troubling that all of our options involve having a freshman running the point, but I think we'll be fine. Moody is probably better suited tobe a scorer and I think Trapp or Baker could grow into being a decent point guard.

Befopre the season I didnt even consider Trapp to be a factor, but I watched some of the game today on the computer and the dude can ball.

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