FGCU/NJIT PREVIEW

Newark, NJ- FGCU (8-20, 5-8) looks to avenge a home ASUN loss to NJIT (8-18, 5-8) from earlier this season Saturday afternoon at the Welness and Events Center in Newark.

Overview:

FGCU faces NJIT looking for a win against a team that beat them 56-54 on 1/25 at Alico Arena. Zach Cooks paced the Highlanders with 25 pts in the game. Shyquan Gibbs scored 12 pts with most of his points coming in the 2nd half of the game since the Eagles used a box and 1 defense to contain Cooks in the 2nd half.

Stats:

NJIT averages 64.4 points per game, shoot 40% from the field, shoot 30% from beyond the arc, and average 33.0 rebounds per game. The Highlanders dish out 10.8 assists per game, and defensively average 5.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game. NJIT averages 11.3 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For:

5’9 JR G Zach Cooks 19.4 ppg

6’8 JR F San Antonio Brinson 10.8 ppg

6’1 SR G Shyquan Gibbs 9.2 ppg

Possible Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Caleb Catto

G-Zach Scott

G-Jalen Warren

F-Tracy Hector Jr

C-Justus Rainwater

Possible Starting Lineup (NJIT):

G-Zach Cooks

G-Shyquan Gibbs

G-Reilly Walsh

F-San Antonio Brinson

F-Souleymane Diakite

Prediction:

NJIT 67 FGCU 62

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