KSU/#22 FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- #22/#25 FGCU (22-2, 11-1 ASUN) faces Kennesaw State University (9-14, 5-7 ASUN) Thursday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats (KSU):

KSU averages 61.3 ppg, shoots 39.7% (522/1315) from the field, and 30.6% (107/350) from beyond the arc. The Owls average 35.0 team rebounds per game. KSU dishes out 11.5 assists, 8.0 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. The Owls average 16.0 team turnovers per game.

Stats (#22 FGCU):

#22 FGCU averages 80.5 ppg, shoots 44.4% (699/1575) from the field, and 32.5% (289/980) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 36.2 team rebounds per game. #22 FGCU dishes out 18.0 assists, 10.2 steals, and 2.9 blocks per game. The Eagles average 11.6 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (KSU):

5’6 SR G Amani Johnson 12.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg

6’2 SR F Alexis Poole 11.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg

5’11 R-SR G Jah’Che Whitfield 9.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Players To Watch For (#22 FGCU):

5’3 SR G TK Morehouse 14.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg

5’7 GR G Kendall Spray 10.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg

5’9 GR G Kerstie Phills 9.5 ppg, 5.2 rpg

Overview:

The Eagles saw a season long 15 game winning streak end at the hands of Stetson University, Saturday night, but still are 22-2 overall. FGCU is going to have to find a way to contain 6’2 F Alexis Poole (11.2 ppg) in the post. Kerstie Phills has been playing well offensively, though has been doing some of her best work defensively, for the Eagles, so expect a Phills vs Poole battle in the post. FGCU beat KSU 100-65 on 1/12 and completely dominated the Owls that night. KSU has gone 5-5 since the loss to the Eagles.

FGCU is going to have to shoot the ball much better than they did vs Stetson University on Saturday night. TK was completely taken out of the game in the 2nd half, and we may see that gameplan more, so the Eagles will have to lean on Kendall Spray, and other teammates to score so the offense can have a flow to it. FGCU gets back on track Thursday night vs KSU as the Eagles continue their strong season, with only a few more games left until the ASUN Tournament.

Prediction:

#22 FGCU 72 KSU 60

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