Honolulu, HI- FGCU (3-0) faces the University of San Diego (3-1), in the second game of the Bank of Hawaii Classic, Sunday at 5:30 PM from the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Toreros average 57.8 ppg, shoot 40.9% (95/232) from the field, and 15.2% (7/46) from beyond the arc. San Diego averages 42.3 team rebounds per game. The Toreros dish out 12.5 assists, 6.5 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game. San Diego averages 17.5 team turnovers per game.
Stats (#25 FGCU):
The Eagles average 79.3 ppg, shoot 44.6% (83/186) from the field, and 36.4% (36/99) from beyond the arc. FGCU averages 39.3 team rebounds per game. The Eagles dish out 19.0 assists, 10.0 steals, and 3.7 blocks per game. FGCU averages 14.3 team turnovers per game.
3 Players To Watch For (USD):
5’11 GR G Myah Pace 11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
-WCC All-Freshman Team (2017-18)
-WCC All-Academic Team honorable mention (2018-19)
-WCC All-Academic Team (2019-20, 2020-21)
-Senior CLASS Award Candidate (2020-21)
-All-WCC first team honoree (2019-20)
-All-WCC second team (2020-21)
-WCC All-Tournament team (2019-20)
-San Diego Sports Association Star of the Month (December 2019)
6’1 SR F Kasey Neubert 8.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg
-As a Junior, averaged 15.7 ppg for the Toreros
-Spent first two seasons at The University of Hawai’i
5’10 R-SR G Kiara Okary 7.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg
-Averaged 8.8 ppg last season for the Toreros
-Led USD in 3 point % (40.4%), 4th in WCC
3 Players To Watch For (#25 FGCU):
5’8 JR G Alyza Winston 20.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg
5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 15.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg
6’0 5th G Sha Carter 9.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg
The Eagles and Toreros, both winners of their first Bank of Hawaii Classic games face off with each other Sunday night. The Eagles handedly beat Hawaii 65-45, while the Toreros defeated ASUN Conference member Lipscomb, 49-45. San Diego is 3-1 on the season, and their other wins include games vs Biola (75-47), and Portland State (57-47). Their only setback was at home vs USC (50-58). The Toreros play in the West Coast Conference, and are led by Head Coach Cindy Fisher, who has been with the program since 2005. 5’11 GR G Myah Pace leads the team averaging 11.0 ppg. The Toreros have plenty of veteran upperclassmen at guard, and there are plenty of great guards on both teams, so the individual matchups at guard will be huge.
TK Morehouse led the Eagles offensively in game one of the Bank of Hawaii Classic, scoring 17 points. Leading scorer Alyza Winston, didn’t play vs the University of Hawai’i, but the combination of TK and Alyza, has been one of the best duos in the early part of the non-conference season, and if it continues, will be the best duos in the ASUN Conference, and the nation. Kaela Webb had a strong game in the previous game, and if Alyza is unable to face the Toreros, expect her and Sophia Stiles to be counted on to play big minutes, and contribute just like every player does on a Karl Smesko coached basketball team. FGCU looks to make it four wins in a row, as they continue their play in the Bank of Hawaii Classic.