PALM BEACH ATLANTIC/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (7-1) looks to win their fourth game in a row, as they face Palm Beach Atlantic University (4-2), Thursday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

Stats (PBA):

PBA averages 68.7 ppg, shoot 37.4% (131/350) from the field, and 27.1% (35/129) from beyond the arc. The Sailfish average 40.0 team rebounds per game. PBA dishes out 12.8 assists, 10.3 steals, and 3.8 blocks per game. The Sailfish average 15.8 team turnovers per game.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 74.9 ppg, shoot 42.9% (211/492) from the field, and 32.0% (90/281) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 35.0 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 15.1 assists, 9.6 steals, and 2.4 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.3 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (PBA):

5’11 SO G Jahnae Midget 11.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg

5’9 JR F Mariyah Fletcher 9.7 ppg, 8.7 rpg

5’6 JR G Kash Ayuso 9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 15.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 13.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg

5’9 5th G Sophia Stiles 7.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Overview:

FGCU faces another non NCAA D-1 team in Palm Beach Atlantic University, after dominating against Ave Maria University, Sunday afternoon at home. The Sailfish play in the Sunshine State Conference, as a NCAA Division II team. Head Coach Manisha Redus, is in her 5th year leading PBA. The Sailfish enter this game with wins over Florida National, Purdue Northwest, Rollins, and St Leo. While their setbacks were against Florida Southern, and Minnesota Crookston. PBA did face FAU in an exhibition game on 11/21. The Sailfish are led offensively by 5’11 SO G Jahnae Midget, who is averaging 11.0 ppg.

FGCU is having an outstanding non-conference season this year and are led offensively by 5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston, who is averaging 15.9 ppg. ASUN Preseason Player of the Year TK Morehouse, is also averaging double figures in scoring this season, averaging 13.3 ppg. Look for the Eagles to empty the bench in the 2nd half, in what should be a dominating win vs Palm Beach Atlantic, Thursday night from Alico Arena.

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