JU/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (19-10, 9-6 ASUN) faces Jacksonville University (19-8, 11-4 ASUN) Saturday afternoon at 1 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats (JU):

The Dolphins average 66.9 ppg, shoot 45.3% (671/1482) from the field, and 35.6% (167/469) from beyond the arc. JU averages 36.7 team rebounds per game. The Dolphins dish out 12.8 assists, 6.8 steals, and 2.1 blocks per game. The Dolphins average 11.7 team turnovers per game.

Stats (FGCU):

The Eagles average 77.7 ppg, shoot 44.8% (802/1790) from the field, and 35.0% (298/851) from beyond the arc. FGCU averages 39.3 team rebounds per game. The Eagles dish out 16.3 assists, 6.9 steals, and 5.0 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.8 team turnovers per game.

Players To Watch For (JU):

6’2 R-JR G Kevion Nolan 14.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg

6’7 R-JR F Bryce Workman 9.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg

6’3 GR G Jordan Davis 8.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 GR G Tavian Dunn-Martin 20.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg

6’11 6th C Kevin Samuel 11.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg

6’3 JR G Cyrus Largie 10.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Overview:

FGCU is riding high after an overtime win vs Liberty University, and while their seeding for the ASUN Tournament may not change, with a win vs Jacksonville University, the Eagles would love the momentum. FGCU lost to JU 1/8 69-66, on a Kevion Nolan 3 pointer from near half court. JU has been quite the surprise this season, tied with Liberty for 1st place in the ASUN Conference East division at 11-4. Head Coach Jordan Mincy has changed the culture at JU, and the Dolphins finished the regular season at home undefeated at 14-0. Kevion Nolan leads the Dolphins offensively, and averages 14.3 ppg. A healthy Nolan has been key for JU, and the Eagles will have their hands full trying to contain him.

FGCU is led offensively by Tavian Dunn-Martin (20.9 ppg), who exploded for a career high, and FGCU high 43 points Thursday night vs Liberty University. The Eagles are trending in the right direction headed into the ASUN Tournament Tuesday night, and will be hosting UNA from Alico Arena. Beating Jacksonville University would also give Coach Fly 20 wins, which would be an impressive feat with the ups and downs of this season.

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