FGCU/JU PREVIEW

Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (12-1, 1-0 ASUN) faces Jacksonville University (7-4, 0-0 ASUN) in their ASUN road opener, Sunday afternoon at 1 PM, from Historic Swisher Gymnasium. The Eagles look to extend their winning streak to six games.

Stats (FGCU):

The Eagles average 83.2 ppg, shoot 45.0% (396/880) from the field, and 32.8% (161/491) from beyond the arc. FGCU averages 35.8 team rebounds per game. The Eagles dish out 19.3 assists, force 10.5 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game. FGCU averages 12.4 team turnovers per game.

Stats (JU):

The Dolphins average 61.9 ppg, shoot 41.2% (268/651) from the field, and 25.9% (41/158) from beyond the arc. JU averages 33.5 team rebounds per game. The Dolphins dish out 12.0 assists, force 12.7 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game. JU averages 15.8 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 JR G Kierstan Bell 24.7 ppg, 8.6 rpg

5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 13.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg

5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 10.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Players To Watch For (JU):

5’6 GR G Taylor Hawks 10.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg

6’3 GR F Asiah Jones 9.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg

6’1 R-JR F Shynia Jackson 8.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Overview:

After defeating UNF in dramatic fashion, courtesy of a 30+ point 4th quarter, the Eagles look to continue their winning ways vs the other team from Jacksonville: JU. JU is led by Head Coach Darnell Haney, who is in his 4th season leading the Dolphins. The leading scorer for JU is Taylor Hawks, who averages 10.2 ppg.

The Eagles are led by the Kierstan Bell who averages 24.7 ppg, and TK Morehouse who averages 13.3 ppg. This duo is the heart and soul of this team, and when you think you have them handled, you still have sharpshooter Kendall Spray (10.8 ppg) to deal with. 6’3 Asiah Jones will most likely be matched up with Kierstan, and Asiah recently transferred from Virginia Tech, and is the tallest player on JU. FGCU should be heavy favorites in this matchup, and will look for another big victory.

Prediction:

FGCU 85 JU 53

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