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FGCU/SDSU Preview

Brookings, SD- The FGCU Men’s Basketball team (2-10) head to South Dakota to face South Dakota State University (7-6) this Wednesday night at 8 PM from Frost Arena.

Outlook:

FGCU heads into this game losers of five straight games and looking for signs of life.

SDSU plays in the Summit League and are led by Head Coach Eric Henderson who is in his 1st season leading the Jackrabbits. He was previously associate head coach under TJ Otzelberger, who left SDSU to become the men’s basketball head coach at UNLV.

The Jackrabbits are currently 7-6 overall and have played road games vs USC, Indiana, and Nebraska as part of their non conference schedule. SDSU averages 74 ppg (134th in NCAA), they are a strong rebounding team with 340 defensive rebounds (3rd in NCAA) and 476 total rebounds overall (2nd in NCAA).

Players To Watch For (SDSU):

6’7 JR F Doug Wilson 16.4 ppg

5’10 SR G Brandon Key 10.3 ppg

6’8 SO F Matt Dentlinger 9.8 ppg

Possible Starting Lineup (SDSU):

G-Brandon Key

G-Noah Friedel

G-Alex Arians

F-Matthew Dentlinger

F-Doug Wilson

Possible Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Zach Scott

G-Caleb Catto

G-Sam Gagliardi

F-Tracy Hector Jr

C- Justus Rainwater

Prediction:

SDSU 78 FGCU 65

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