FIU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (3-1) looks to win it’s 3rd game in a row, Wednesday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena vs FIU (4-1).

Stats:

FIU averages 82.8 points per game, and shoot 42.6% (144/388) from the field, and 33% (60/182) from beyond the arc. The Golden Panthers average 40.2 rebounds per game. FIU dishes out 16.2 assists, 10.4 steals, and 4.6 blocks per game. They also average 13.6 team turnovers per game.

Overview:

FIU heads into this game 4-1 with wins over Flagler College (2 wins), Central Michigan, and Jacksonville State. Their lone loss came to UNF 80-77, Saturday night on the road. FIU is led by Head Coach Jeremy Ballard, who is in his 3rd season leading the team. Associate Head Coach David Cason is also on Head Coach Ballard’s coaching staff, and Cason previously was an assistant coach with FGCU from 2017-2018.

The Golden Panthers are led by 6’1 JR G Antonio Daye Jr, who is the key to their offense, and averages 19.2 ppg. FIU deploys four guards and a forward in their starting lineup, and while the lineup isn’t “huge”, they have big man 6’10 JR F Anthony Mason who could pose a problem for the Eagles. FIU’s top five leading scorers average 10 ppg or more, so they are extremely deep when it comes to scoring.

Players To Watch For (FIU):

6’1 JR G Antonio Daye Jr 19.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg

6’4 R-SR F Radshad Davis 13.6 ppg, 7.4 rpg

5’8 R-JR G Tevin Brewer 11.4 ppg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’5 JR G Caleb Catto 14.3 ppg

6’3 SR G Jalen Warren 14.0 ppg

6’3 SO G Cyrus Largie 10.5 ppg

Prediction:

FIU 83 FGCU 76

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