Miami, FL- FGCU (1-0) heads on the road to face FIU (1-0), Sunday afternoon at 2 PM from the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.
The Eagles average 81.0 ppg, 47.5% (28/59) from the field, and 32.1% (9/28) from beyond the arc. FGCU averages 43.0 team rebounds per game. The Eagles dish out 17.0 assists, 11.0 steals, and 4.0 blocks per game. FGCU averages 18.0 team turnovers per game.
The Golden Panthers average 103.0 ppg, shoot 37.9% (33/87) from the field, and 34.4% (11/32) from beyond the arc. FIU averages 69.0 team rebounds per game. The Golden Panthers dish out 20.0 assists, 19.0 steals, and 2.0 blocks per game. FIU averages 26.0 team turnovers per game.
3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):
5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 24.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
5’8 GR G Alyza Winston 22.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg
6’0 SR F Uju Ezeudu 10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
3 Players To Watch For (FIU):
5’11 R-FR G Sifa Joyeuse 21.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg
5’9 SR G Kaliah Henderson 19.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
5’6 R-JR G Mihaela Lazic 13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg
FGCU played well against a very tough opponent in Old Dominion University, in their home opener Monday night. While TK led FGCU and took over for the game (24 points), newcomer Alyza Winston, had a huge game scoring 22 points in the victory. The Winston/Morehouse combination at guard will be one to watch as the season continues to play out. Uju Ezeudu played well also for FGCU, and both her game offensively, and defensively will play dividends for the Eagles.
FIU was dominant in their home opener, defeating NC Central, 103-56. Head Coach Jesyka Burks-Wiley has been with the program since 2020. The Golden Panthers are led offensively by 5’11 R-FR G Sifa Joyeuse, who averages 21.0 ppg. FIU is a member of C-USA.
FGCU and FIU last met on December 20th, and December 21st, in the 2020-21 season, where the Eagles defeated the Golden Panthers twice, 86-68, and 80-66, with both meetings taking place on the road from the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.