RAINBOW WAHINE SHOWDOWN: FGCU/GRAMBLING STATE PREVIEW

Honolulu, HI- FGCU (5-1) faces Grambling State University (1-6), in the final game of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown, Sunday at 5:30 PM, from the Stan Sheriff Center.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 73.0 ppg, shoots 42.4% (157/370) from the field, and 33.0% (69/209) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 33.3 team rebounds per game. FGCU dish out 14.8 assists, 8.7 steals, and 2.7 blocks per game. The Eagles averages 11.8 team turnovers per game.

Stats (GSU):

Grambling State averages 51.1 ppg, shoots 33.9% (131/387) from the field, and 24.0% (29/121) from beyond the arc. The Tigers average 33.3 team rebounds per game. Grambling State dish out 7.9 assists, 8.0 steals, and 2.1 blocks per game. Grambling State averages 17.0 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 16.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg

5’3 5TH G TK Morehouse 16.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg

6’0 5TH G Sha Carter 7.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (GSU):

5’8 SO G Colbi Maples 12.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg

5’9 GR G Leah Morrow 8.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg

5’10 GR G Miracle Saxon 7.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg

Overview:

FGCU and Grambling State wrap up the Rainbow Wahine Showdown Sunday in Honolulu. The Eagles are 1-1 in the tournament, and Grambling State is 0-2. FGCU lost to #2 Stanford (93-69), and defeated Hawai’i (63-50). Grambling State lost to Hawai’i (63-47), and lost to #2 Stanford (87-50).

Grambling State has one victory on the season vs New Orleans, and their losses include on the road vs Tulane, Arizona State, Grand Canyon, and San Diego State. Head Coach Freddie Murray is in his 6th season with the Tigers. 5’8 SO G Colbi Maples leads Grambling State averaging 12.0 ppg.

FGCU heads into this game 4-1 in the state of Hawai’i, as part of the Bank of Hawaii Classic, and Rainbow Wahine Showdown. Head Coach Karl Smesko is in his 24th season leading FGCU. 5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston averages 16.2 ppg, leading the Eagles, and 5’3 5th G TK Morehouse averages 16.0 ppg. The Eagles frontcourt will need to limit 6’2 C Amanda Blake, and 6’1 SR F Tiana Gardner, who both play 30+ minutes for the Tigers frontcourt. Look for 10+ made three point field goals per the norm, and FGCU to dominate Grambling State, as they wrap up their time in Hawai’i.

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