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FGCU/UNF PREVIEW

Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (4-13, ASUN 1-1) heads up north to face rival UNF (9-8, ASUN 2-0) Thursday night at 7 PM from UNF Arena.

Overview:

UNF is led by Head Coach Matthew Driscoll who is in his 11th season with the team. Driscoll teams shoot the 3 from anywhere on the court and he always challenges the Ospreys with a challenging non conference schedule playing teams like the University of Florida, Iowa, Florida State, Syracuse, and Dayton. UNF has balanced scoring from almost every starter on the court with the nucleus of Hendrickson, Gandia-Rosa, Sams, Escobar all averaging scoring in double figures. This is a team that is “all in” this season with multiple Seniors that have been playing under Coach Driscoll over 3 seasons.

Stats:

UNF averages 78.1 points per game, shoot 44% from the field, and 38% from the 3 point line (12.4 3’s made per game). The Ospreys grab 36.3 rebounds per game, average 15.8 assists per game, and on the defensive side of the ball average 5.4 steals per game and 3.1 blocks per game. UNF also averages 14.1 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For:

6’7 SO F Carter Hendrickson 15.5 ppg

6’1 SR G Ivan Gandia-Rosa 14.1 ppg

6’7 SR G/F Garrett Sams 14.0 ppg

6’2 R-SR G J.T. Escobar 12.8 ppg

Possible Starting Lineup (UNF):

G-J.T. Escobar

G-Ivan Gandia-Rosa

G-Garrett Sams

F-Carter Hendrickson

F-Wajid Aminu

Possible Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Caleb Catto

G-Jalen Warren

G-Sam Gagliardi

F-Tracy Hector Jr

F-Justus Rainwater

Prediction:

UNF 85 FGCU 74

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