#21 FGCU/JSU PREVIEW

Jacksonville, AL- #21 FGCU (16-1, 5-0 ASUN) looks to win their 10th game in a row, as they face Jacksonville State University (14-3, 5-0 ASUN) Saturday afternoon at 2:45 PM from the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

Stats (#21 FGCU):

The Eagles averages 83.2 ppg, shoot 45.0% (516/1147) from the field, and 33.2% (215/648) from beyond the arc. FGCU averages 35.3 team rebounds per game. The Eagles dish out 19.1 assists, 10.1 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. FGCU averages 11.8 team turnovers per game.

Stats (JSU):

The Gamecocks averages 68.8 ppg, shoot 40.6% (438/1079) from the field, and 31.1% (123/396) from beyond the arc. JSU averages 38.9 team rebounds per game. The Gamecocks dish out 11.7 assists, 6.8 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game. JSU averages 11.2 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (#21 FGCU):

6’1 JR G Kierstan Bell 23.4 ppg, 7.7 rpg

5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg

5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 10.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Players To Watch For (JSU):

5’6 SR G Imari Martin 11.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg

5’6 JR G NeKiyah Thompson 9.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

6’0 R-SR F Kennedy Gavin 9.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Overview:

One team has to lose their first ASUN Conference game Saturday afternoon in Jacksonville, and the #21 FGCU Eagles look to extend their winning streak to ten games as they face JSU. JSU, winners of their past eight games, are also on fire, and while they may be a newcomer to the ASUN Conference, they can’t be taken lightly. JSU joined the ASUN Conference, after playing in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Head Coach Rick Pietri, is in his 9th season leading JSU. The Gamecocks are led in scoring by 5’6 SR G Imari Martin, who averages 11.5 ppg. JSU played a non-conference schedule that included road games vs Vanderbilt, Houston, and Davidson.

Kierstan Bell leads the Eagles in scoring, averaging 23.4 ppg, and also broke the news that she was declaring for the WNBA Draft, which would forgo her Senior year of eligibility. Kierstan still has the option to take her name off the WNBA Draft list, though she is playing her best basketball, and has been a catalyst for this FGCU team. Expect some fireworks in Jacksonville, Saturday afternoon, as two of the top teams in the ASUN face off.

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