PRINCETON/#22 FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- #22 FGCU (7-0) looks to stay hot, as they face Princeton University (5-1) Wednesday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats:

Princeton averages 66.3 ppg, shoots 42.3% (150/355) from the field, and 38.2% (29/76) from beyond the arc. The Tigers average 39.8 team rebounds per game. Princeton dishes out 11.5 assists, 9.7 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. The Tigers average 12.7 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (PU):

6’0 SR G Abby Meyers 17.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg

5’11 JR G Julia Cunningham 15.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg

5’11 JR G Grace Stone 9.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 JR G Kierstan Bell 26.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg

5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 13.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg

5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 12.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Overview:

#22 FGCU heads into this game on fire, winners of their first seven games, mostly in dominant fashion. The Eagles get a chance to avenge a previous loss, from the 2019-2020 season vs Princeton. That season the Tigers went 26-1, and 14-0 in Ivy League conference play. Princeton is led offensively by 6’0 SR G Abby Meyers, who averages 17.7 ppg, and 5’11 JR G Julia Cunningham, who averages 15.3 ppg. Head Coach Carla Berube is in her third season leading the team. Princeton is 5-1 this year with wins over Villanova, Delaware, Boston University, Temple University, and Maine University. Their lone loss came against Rhode Island.

ASUN Player of the Week Kierstan Bell, Kendall Spray, and TK Morehouse, provide matchup problems for Princeton, so it will be interesting to see the defensive matchups, and X’s and O’s between Coach Smesko and Coaxh Berube. The Eagles have enough depth to keep them in games regardless of foul trouble, and Kerstie Phills, Karli Seay, and Emma List, have been huge in big moments for the Eagles.

Prediction:

#22 FGCU 74 PU 62

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