Newark, NJ- #22 FGCU (26-2, 13-0) fresh off clinching the ASUN Regular Season Championship heads to Newark to face NJIT (4-21, 1-11) Saturday afternoon.
FGCU has clinched the #1 seed overall in the ASUN conference tournament so for the Eagles it’s all about staying healthy to end the regular season, leading into postseason play. FGCU beat NJIT 82-39 on 1/25 and this was a game where the score was 32-12 at halftime. Huge 2nd halves are a huge part of the Eagles success this season and scoring 50 vs the Highlanders at home played into another blowout ASUN win for FGCU. It’s more of the same for FGCU playing a team that could be starting three freshman vs a team in the Eagles that starts 4 seniors and a junior.
NJIT averages 55.9 points per game, the Highlanders shoot 39% from the field, 30% from beyond the arc, and average 32.7 team rebounds per game. NJIT dishes out 11.7 assists per game and on the defensive end of the ball average 5.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game. The Highlanders average 19.1 team turnovers per game.
Players To Watch For:
5’11 SR G Danielle Tunstall 13.4 ppg
5’9 FR G Kenna Squier 11.2 ppg
5’8 JR G Ellyn Stoll 8.2 ppg
Possible Starting Lineup (FGCU):
F- Nasrin Ulel
Possible Starting Lineup (NJIT):
#22 FGCU 77 NJIT 56