FGCU/FAMU PREVIEW

Tallahassee, FL- FGCU (7-3) faces FAMU (2-4) Tuesday night at 7 PM, from the Al Lawson Center.

Stats:

FAMU averages 65.5 ppg, shoots 42.4% (156/368) from the field, and 28.0% (26/93) from beyond the arc. The Rattlers average team 31.7 rebounds per game. FAMU dishes out 12.0 assists, 7.7 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. The Rattlers average 12.2 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 GR G Tavian Dunn-Martin 17.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg

6’3 JR G Cyrus Largie 13.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg

6’11 6th C Kevin Samuel 10.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg

Players To Watch For (FAMU):

6’4 SR G MJ Randolph 18.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg

6’1 SO G Jalen Speer 11.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg

6’9 GR F DJ Jones 9.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Overview:

FGCU heads into this game looking to build off Saturday’s overtime win vs Dartmouth. The Eagles were led by their big man, Kevin Samuel, who has been dominating in the post these past few games. Tavian Dunn-Martin and Cyrus Largie are leading the Eagles backcourt offensively, and are one of the best scoring tandems in the ASUN Conference (31.5 ppg combined).

FAMU plays in the MEAC Conference, Head Coach Robert McCullum has led the Rattlers since 2017. They are led offensively by 6’4 SR G MJ Randolph, who averages 18.5 ppg. The Rattlers have no NCAA D-1 wins this year, with their wins coming against LeMoyne-Owen College (95-70), and Fort Valley State University (76-63). FAMU has faced Kansas State, University of Miami, UTEP, and the University of California Riverside all on the road as part of their non-conference schedule. This is another game FGCU needs to win, and take momentum, as they face a winless Robert Morris team later this week, as part of their road trip. The Eagles defeated FAMU last season at home, 65-56.

Prediction:

FGCU 73 FAMU 62

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