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#22 FGCU/KSU PREVIEW

Kennesaw, GA- #22 FGCU (25-2, 12-0) heads to Georgia, looking to extend their winning streak to 15 games overall and face Kennesaw State (12-11, 5-6) Monday night from the KSU Convocation Center.

Overview:

FGCU won the first matchup on 1/20 80-63 at Alico Arena and it was a game where the Owls were led by Alexis Poole (23 pts, 12 rebounds), and Amani Johnson (20 pts, 11 rebounds). Poole was a force in the game and for this game in Kennesaw, the Eagles need Adderly to play her tough in the post.

FGCU needs to have a quick start in this game even though the past few games the team seem to turn it on in the 2nd half and runaway with these ASUN games. Coach Smesko is a great motivator and head coach and I’m sure the ladies are locked in and ready for March Madness but are taking it one game at a time.

KSU has won three games in a row beating Lipscomb, Shorter, and Stetson. In the Stetson game, the Owls came back after being down 33-19 at halftime and scored 51 points in the 2nd half of the game. Multiple players in double figures is a page out of FGCU’s book but the Owls are starting to go on a run at the tail end of ASUN play.

Stats:

KSU averages 69.1 points per game. The Owls shoot 43% from the field, and 29% from beyond the arc. KSU dishes out 11.9 assists per game and on the defensive end of the ball average 6.9 steals and 3.2 blocks per game. The Owls average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.0 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For:

6’2 JR F Alexis Poole 16.3 ppg/7.9 rpg

5’6 SO G Amani Johnson 14.0 ppg

6’1 SR F/C Carlotta Gianolla 12.7 ppg

Possible Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Keri Jewett-Giles

G-Davion Wingate

G-Kerstie Phills

F-Nasrin Ulel

F-Tytionia Adderly

Possible Starting Lineup (KSU):

G-Gillian Piccolino

G-Amani Johnson

G-Breanna Hoover

F-Carlotta Gianolla

F-Alexis Poole

Prediction:

#22 FGCU 76 KSU 60

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