FGCU/CANISIUS PREVIEW

Buffalo, NY- FGCU (10-3) looks to win their 5th game in a row, as they face Canisius University (3-9, 0-2 MAAC) Wednesday night from the Koessler Athletic Center.

Stats:

The Griffins average 69.0 ppg, shoot 38.5% from the field, and 30.2% from beyond the arc. Canisius averages 34.8 team rebounds per game, dish out 13.1 assists, 7.1 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. The Griffins averages 11.3 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 GR G Tavian Dunn-Martin 19.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg

6’3 JR G Cyrus Largie 13.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg

6’11 6th C Kevin Samuel 10.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg

Players To Watch For (CU):

6’7 SR F Malek Green 16.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg

6’5 JR G Armon Harried 12.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg

6’5 SR G Jordan Henderson 8.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Overview:

FGCU fresh off their comeback win vs Mercer, gets the opportunity to finish their non-conference schedule at 11-3, with a road win vs Canisius. The Eagles are playing some of their best basketball in the 2nd half of games, and Tavian Dunn-Martin continues to excel leading this team in scoring (19.5 ppg), and running the Eagles offense.

Canisius is led by Head Coach Reggie Witherspoon, who has been with the program since 2016. Coach Witherspoon is a veteran coach of 24 years, and has led Canisius to the CIT and CBI. The Griffins are led in scoring by 6’7 SR F Malek Green, who averages 16.5 ppg. Canisius has home wins over Coppin State, Buffalo, and Fredonia (non D1). Their road losses include Miami, ECU, #23/#24 St Bonaventure, Cleveland State. Northern Kentucky, and Youngstown State. The Griffins have lost at home to Cornell, Fairfield, and Monmouth. This is another super winnable non-conference game for the Eagles, and they need to advantage of it.

Prediction:

FGCU 68 CU 65

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