RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN: FGCU/HAWAI’I PREVIEW

Honolulu, HI- FGCU (4-1) faces the University of Hawai’i (1-4) Saturday night, from the Stan Sheriff Center, as part of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 76.5 ppg, shoot 44.4% (108/243) from the field, and 36.5% (46/126) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 38.5 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 17.0 assists, 9.0 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. FGCU averages 13.5 team turnovers per game.

Stats (UH):

Hawai’i averages 58.2 ppg, shoot 38.7% (110/284) from the field, and 29.6% (34/115) from beyond the arc. The Rainbow Warriors average 34.2 team rebounds per game. Hawai’i dishes out 11.8 assists, 7.8 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game. The Rainbow Warriors averages 15.0 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 20.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 15.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg

6’0 5th G Sha Carter 8.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (UH):

5’10 SO G Daejah Phillips 14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg

5’7 SO G Lily Wahinekapu 10.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg

6’3 GR F Kallin Spiller 7.0 ppg, 9.6 rpg

Overview:

FGCU and Hawai’i will face off for the second time in eight days, Saturday night from the Stan Sheriff Center. FGCU won the first meeting as part of the Bank of Hawaii Classic, on 11/18, 65-45. In that game, the Eagles were led offensively by TK Morehouse, who scored 17 points. Lily Wahinekapu led the Rainbow Warriors with 9 points in the game. Hawai’i defeated Grambling State Friday night, to earn their first win of the season. The Eagles fell to #2 Stanford, 93-69, and were led offensively by TK, who scored 24 points. After a tough loss to the #2 team in the country, FGCU gets to get right back out there, and expect the Eagles to take advantage of this opportunity.

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