Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (7-1) faces Palm Beach Atlantic University (2-5) Thurday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.
PBA averages 64.3 ppg, shoot 36.1% (158/438) from the field, 26.4% (39/148) from beyond the arc, and average 37.7 team rebounds per game. The Sailfish dish out 10.7 assists, 8.7 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. PBA averages 15.4 team turnovers per game.
Players To Watch For (PBA):
5’6 SO G Kash Ayuso 13.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg
5’10 SR F Shekinah Guthrie 11.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg
5’3 SR G Maria Benitez-Zayas 10.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg
Players To Watch For (FGCU):
6’1 JR G Kierstan Bell 25.6 ppg, 9.1 rpg
5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 12.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg
5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 11.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg
FGCU heads into this game looking to get back on track after a tough loss at home to Princeton University. The Eagles are receiving votes right outside of the top 25 in the AP and Coaches Poll, after the loss dropped them out of the top 25. Expect the Eagles to rout Palm Beach Atlantic, and continue their winning ways in this game where they should be heavy favorites.
Palm Beach Atlantic University is an NCAA D-2 team, who plays in the Sunshine State Conference, and are led by Head Coach Manisha Redus, who is in her 4th season leading the Sailfish. The Sailfish’ top scorer is Kash Ayuso who averages 13.7 ppg. The Sailfish are 1-2 in Sunshine State Conference games this season, and have played an exhibition game this season vs FAU.
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