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FGCU/LIBERTY PREVIEW

Lynchburg, VA- FGCU (7-16, 4-4) heads to Virginia, looking to upset Liberty University (20-3, 6-2) Saturday night from the Vines Center.

Overview:

FGCU gets another opportunity to take out the top team in the ASUN. In the first meeting, Liberty shut FGCU down as the Eagles only shot 26% from beyond the arc and 40% from the field in a 59-46 loss at Alico Arena. 18 Eagles turnovers let to their demise in this game. Liberty has taken a step back though losing on the road to UNF (71-70) and to the surprise team this season in the ASUN: Stetson (48-43)

Stats:

Liberty averages 68 points per game, shoot 47.5% from the field, and 36.6% from beyond the arc. The Flames average 33.9 rebounds per game, and dish out 12.9 assists per game. On the defensive end of the ball, Liberty averages 5.6 steals and 2.9 blocks per game. The Flames average 9.7 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For:

6’6 SR G Caleb Homesley 12.2 ppg

SR 6’8 F Scottie James 10.7 ppg

SR 6’1 G Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz 9.8 ppg

SO 5’9 G Darius McGhee 9.5 ppg

Projected Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Caleb Catto

G-Jalen Warren

G-Zach Scott

F-Tracy Hector Jr

C-Justus Rainwater

Projected Starting Lineup (LU):

G-Caleb Homesley

G-Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz

G-Darius McGhee

G-Elijah Cuffee

F-Scottie James

Prediction:

LU 65 FGCU 53

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