AVE MARIA/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (8-1) continues their homestand, as they face Ave Maria University (6-5), Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats:

The Gyrenes average 68.2 ppg, shoot 37.5% (282/752) from the field, and 27.2% (53/195) from beyond the arc. AMU averages 47.8 team rebounds per game. The Gyrenes dish out 13.3 assists, 9.5 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. AMU averages 21.4 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (AMU):

5’9 FR G Lavariah Armstead 14.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg

5’5 FR G Casey Humphrey 12.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg

6’0 FR F Gianna Santacroce 8.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 JR G Kierstan Bell 24.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg

5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 12.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 11.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Overview:

The Eagles look to earn win #9 on the season, as they face NAIA league member Ave Maria University. The Gyrenes play in the Sunshine State Conference and are led by Head Coach Alex Moorehead, who is in his 1st season leading the Gyrenes. The Gyrenes’ top three scorers are freshman, and Lavariah Armstead leads AMU averaging 14.5 ppg.

FGCU’s top three scorers Bell, Morehouse, and Spray, have to continue to pick apart these teams as they have all season long, and the Eagles need to assert their dominance in this game from the tip off. FGCU faces Michigan State University, as part of the West Palm Beach Invitational, Monday morning, so they need to domiante these lower level teams, as they have all season long.

Prediction:

FGCU 89 AMU 59

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