N. Texas looks to end streak vs FAU
Florida Atlantic (16-12, 7-8) vs. North Texas (20-8, 8-7)
The Super Pit, Denton, Texas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida Atlantic looks to extend North Texas’s conference losing streak to five games. North Texas’ last CUSA win came against the Marshall Thundering Herd 78-51 on Feb. 7. Florida Atlantic fell short in a 79-76 game at home to Florida International in its last outing.
SENIOR STUDS: Florida Atlantic’s Anthony Adger, Xavian Stapleton and Simeon Lepichev have collectively accounted for 43 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 46 percent of all Owls points over the last five games.
ACCURATE ANTHONY: Adger has connected on 35 percent of the 237 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 14 of 40 over the last five games. He’s also made 82.3 percent of his foul shots this season.
ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Mean Green have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Owls. North Texas has an assist on 38 of 59 field goals (64.4 percent) over its past three outings while Florida Atlantic has assists on 36 of 61 field goals (59 percent) during its past three games.
STIFLING DEFENSE: North Texas has held opposing teams to 62 points per game, the second-lowest figure among all CUSA teams.