Estero, FL- FGCU (3-2) faces Drexel University (3-1), in game two of the Gulf Coast Showcase, Tuesday night at 7:30 PM, from Hertz Arena.
Drexel averages 68.5 ppg, shoots 42.7% (100/234) from the field, and 30.2% (32/106) from beyond the arc. The Dragons average 41.3 team rebounds per game. Drexel dishes out 11.5 assists, 5.3 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game. The Dragons average 12.0 team turnovers per game.
FGCU averages 76.8 ppg, shoots 41.7% (126/302) from the field, and 36.4% (55/151) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 38.2 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 15.0 assists, 7.4 steals, and 3.1 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.0 team turnovers per game.
3 Players To Watch For (DU):
6’10 JR F Amari Williams 14.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg
-Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year last season as a Sophomore
6’4 5th G Coletrane Washington 14.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg
-Averaged 6.5 ppg last season, hitting 42 3 point field goals
-Scored in double figures six times last season
6’6 JR G/F Lamar Oden Jr. 9.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg
-Named to CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll last season
-Averaged 4.6 ppg as a Sophomore
3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):
6’7 JR F Zach Anderson 14.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg
6’3 JR G Chase Johnston 13.6, 2.4 rpg
6’1 SR G Isaiah Thompson 11.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg
FGCU and Drexel face off Tuesday night in the Gulf Coast Showcase, with both teams winning their respective first games in the tournament. The Eagles are 0-2 overall vs Drexel, and they previously met in 2007, where the Dragons beat FGCU 77-58, from Alico Arena. Drexel has wins over Old Dominion, Arcadia, and UT-Arlington on the season, with their lone defeat being vs Penn. Head Coach Zach Spiker is in his seventh season leading the Dragons. 6’10 JR F Amari Williams leads the team averaging 14.7 ppg.
FGCU is led offensively by 6’7 JR F Zach Anderson, who is averaging 14.8 ppg, and playing the best basketball of his college career. Head Coach Pat Chambers is in his first season leading the Eagles, and FGCU has looked strong through five non-conference games. The new league FGCU team is full of transfers this season along with a few of the usual faces most FGCU fans are used to seeing. The #attitude and buying in from the players, has media, and fans alike, believing this team is made for a deep run in ASUN Conference play, as well as a possible March Madness run if things go well. Enjoy game two of the Gulf Coast Showcase!
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