#1 FGCU VS #9 JU ASUN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS PREVIEW

Kennesaw, GA- #1 seed and #24/#21 in the AP/Coaches Polls, FGGU (23-2) faces #9 seed Jacksonville University (5-16) Thursday afternoon from the KSU Convocation Center. The Dolphins defeated #8 seed Kennesaw State University, 55-52, Wednesday afternoon.

Stats:

JU averages 57.7 ppg, shoot 33.5% (428/1277) from the field, and 25.9% (110/424) from beyond the arc. The Dolphins average 40.7 team rebounds per game. JU dishes out 9.2 assists, 8.6 steals, and 2.7 blocks per fame. The Dolphins average 15.6 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (JU):

5’10 JR G Deshari Graham 11.9 ppg

5’9 SR G Alexis Pierce 9.7 ppg

5’11 SO G/F MaKayla Edwards 7.5 ppg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 SO G Kierstan Bell 24.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg

5’3 JR G TK Morehouse 17.6 ppg

5’8 R-JR G Tyra Cox 9.4 ppg

Overview:

#1 overall seed and #24/#21 in AP/Coaches Polls, FGCU, faces a Jacksonville University team that they beat both times in the regular season on the road, 89-64, and 87-58. The Eagles will be led by unanimous ASUN Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, and ASUN Conference 1st Team guard Kierstan Bell, along with ASUN Conference 1st Team guard TK Morehouse and when you put the most dynamic duo in the ASUN Conference on the court the result usually favors the Eagles. ASUN Head Coach of the Year, Karl Smesko has his team running on all cylinders and up for the challenge.

JU will be led by Deshari Graham and Alexis Pierce, two solid guards that combined for 18 points today against Kennesaw State. The matchup that will be important is who will guard Makayla Edwards and Tamia Stallings in the post. Tamia, is a solid forward at 6’0, and was in some battles today vs the Owls. Either way the Eagles are in a great position and look to win their

Prediction:

#1 FGCU 92 #9 JU 56

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