FGCU/BELLARMINE PREVIEW

Louisville, KY- FGCU (7-2) begins ASUN Conference play this weekend, as they face Bellarmine University (0-7, 0-2 ASUN) for back to back games starting Saturday afternoon from Freedom Hall.

Stats:

Bellarmine averages 55.1 points per game. The Knights shoot 32% from the field, and 26% from beyond the arc. BU averages 31.0 team rebounds per game. The Knights dish out 10.1 assists, 6.9 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game. BU averages 17.0 team turnovers per game.

Overview:

Bellarmine is in search of their first NCAA D-1 and A-SUN Conference win in their program’s history. The Knights were swept last weekend on the road vs Lipscomb losing Saturday 84-72, and 65-58 Sunday.

The Knights are led by 5’7 SR G Tasia Jefferies who is averaging 15.3 ppg and the whole Bellarmine offense runs through her. SR G Breia Torrens also scores double digits averaging 12.6 ppg. Head Coach Chancellor Dugan is in her 9th season leading the Knights.

The key for the Eagles is stopping Tasia Jefferies and Breia Torrens. The backcourt scorers for the Knights score the majority of their points, and for Bellarmine to keep these games competitive, they need multiple double digit scorers, and need to limit Kierstan Bell from continuing to dominate every team she has faced.

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 SO G Kierstan Bell 23.0 ppg, 11.8 rpg

5’3 JR G TK Morehouse 17.4 ppg

5’8 R-JR G Tyra Cox 12.0 ppg

Players To Watch For (BU):

5’7 SR G Tasia Jefferies 15.3 ppg

5’5 SR G Breia Torrens 12.6 ppg

5’11 SR F Lauren Deel 10.0 ppg

Prediction:

FGCU 91 BU 56

FGCU 84 BU 53

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