FGCU/FIU PREVIEW

Miami, FL- FGCU (5-2) heads to FIU (3-1) for back to back games at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

Stats:

FIU averages 80.8 ppg, shoot 42% (119/283) from the field, and 38.8% (40/103) from beyond the arc. The Golden Panthers average 42.8 team rebounds per game. FIU dishes out 16.0 assists per game, 10.8 steals per game, and 2.8 blocks per game. The Golden Panthers average 17.8 team turnovers per game.

Overview:

FIU comes into this game with wins over Jacksonville University (64-59), Florida Memorial (96-57), and Flagler College (97-64). Their lone loss was on the road to UNF (84-66).

FIU is led by 5’9 R-JR G Jisselle Thomas who averages 13.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg. The Golden Panthers are coached by Head Coach Jesyka Burks-Wiley, who is in her first season leading FIU. She spent her last three seasons as an Assistant Head Coach at USF.

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 SO G Kierstan Bell 24.0 ppg, 12.0 rpg

5’3 JR G TK Morehouse 18.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg

5’8 R-JR G Tyra Cox 10.0 ppg

Players To Watch For (FIU):

5’9 R-JR G Jisselle Thomas 13.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg

5’11 SR G Kyla Nelson 13.0 ppg

5’8 SO G Fujika Nimmo 10.3 ppg

Prediction:

FGCU 89 FIU 68 (Game 1)

FGCU 83 FIU 60 (Game 2)

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