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UNA/#23 FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- #23 FGCU (27-2, 14-0) looks to extend their winning streak to 17 games vs UNA (18-8, 9-5) Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM from Alico Arena.

Overview:

#23 FGCU defeated UNA on 1/18 74-63 on the road in a highly contested matchup. The game was tied at halftime and it could have gone either way in the 2nd half. A 26 point 4th quarter got the job done for FGCU but the game was closer than it looked.

Coach Missy Tiber has a solid team in UNA in their 2nd season playing in the NCAA D1 basketball in the ASUN conference and twin guards Ivy Wallen and Emily Wallen are who the offense runs through. They are the top two scorers for the Lions this season.

Stats:

UNA averages 78.2 points per game. The Lions shoot 46% from the field, 35% from beyond the arc, and average 37.0 team rebounds per game. UNA dishes out 18.9 assists per game and on the defensive end of the ball average 8.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game. The Lions average 16.4 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For:

5’7 SR G Ivy Wallen 15.8 ppg

5’7 SR G Emma Wallen 12.0 ppg

6’2 SR F Brittany Panetti 10.7 ppg

Projected Starting Lineup (UNA):

G-Emma Wallen

G-Ivy Wallen

G-Ansley Eubank

G-Kenysha Coulson

F-Brittany Panetti

Projected Starting Lineup (FGCU):

G-Keri Jewett-Giles

G-Davion Wingate

G-Kerstie Phills

F-Nasrin Ulel

F-Tytionia Adderly

Prediction:

#23 FGCU 65 UNA 55

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