EKU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (12-8, 2-4 ASUN) faces Eastern Kentucky University (10-10, 2-4 ASUN) Thursday at 5 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats (EKU):

The Colonels average 80.7 ppg, shoot 42.2% (587/1390) from the field, 35.4% (242/684) from beyond the arc, and average 38.1 team rebounds per game. EKU dishes out 16.5 assists, 11.1 steals, and 4.1 blocks per game. The Colonels average 12.8 team turnovers per game.

Stats (FGCU):

The Eagles average 76.6 ppg, shoot 45.1% (545/1209) from the field, 35.8% (212/592) from beyond the arc, and average 37.9 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 16.7 assists, 7.4 steals, and 4.7 blocks per game. The Eagles average 14.5 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (EKU):

6’6 FR F Devontae Blanton 11.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg

6’9 R-SR F Jannson Williams 11.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg

6’1 JR G Cooper Robb 10.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 GR G Tavian Dunn-Martin 19.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg

6’11 6th C Kevin Samuel 11.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg

6’3 JR G Cyrus Largie 10.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Overview:

FGCU is in much need of a win as they begin this homestand vs EKU and Bellarmine. Tavian Dunn-Martin continues to lead the team offensively (19.6 ppg), and the Eagles look to earn a big win vs ASUN newcomer EKU.

EKU is led offensively by 6’6 FR F Devontae Blanton, who averages 11.3 ppg. Head Coach A.W. Hamilton has been with the program for 4 seasons, and has been a major force in changing the culture in Richmond, Kentucky. The Colonels sit at 2-4 in ASUN Conference play, with wins over Lipscomb and UNF at home. Their ASUN losses include home games vs Central Arkansas, and Jacksonville State, with road losses vs Bellarmine, and UNA. Both teams are looking to get back on track, so we are hoping for a competitive game Thursday night from Alico Arena.

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