FGCU/ST BONAVENTURE PREVIEW

St. Bonaventure, NY- FGCU (8-3) heads on the road to face St. Bonaventure University (6-4), Friday night at 7 PM from the Reilly Center.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 71.6 ppg, shoots 42.7% (270/632) from the field, and 34.7% (101/291) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 36.3 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 12.4 assists, 7.1 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. The Eagles average 11.8 team turnovers per game.

Stats (SBU):

St. Bonaventure averages 69.2 ppg, shoots 43.3% (250/577) from the field, and 35.1% (68/194) from beyond the arc. The Bonnies average 36.4 team rebounds per game. St. Bonaventure dishes out 12.9 assists, 6.8 steals, and 4.2 blocks per game. The Bonnies average 13.9 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 SR G Isaiah Thompson 13.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg

6’7 JR F Zach Anderson 12.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg

6’3 JR G Chase Johnston 11.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (SBU):

6’3 R-JR G Daryl Banks III 16.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg

-Transferred to SBU after 3 years at Saint Peters.

-Averaged 11.3 ppg as a JR, part of an Elite 8 team in the NCAA Tournament last season

-All-MAAC Third Team honors as a Sophomore and Junior

5’11 SO G Kyrell Luc 15.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg

-2022 Patriot League Rookie of the Year as a freshman (13.0 ppg).

6’6 FR F Yann Ferrell 9.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Overview:

FGCU heads into this game back on track, after a weekend win vs Mercer University. The Eagles are led offensively by Isaiah Thompson, who is averaging 13.1 ppg.

St. Bonaventure is led offensively by Daryl Banks III, who is averaging 16.4 ppg. Head Coach Mark Schmidt has led the Bonnies since 2007. St. Bonaventure is 6-4 overall, with wins against Alfred, Saint Francis, Bowling Green, Southern Indiana, Notre Dame, Middle Tennessee, and Cleveland State. Their losses came against Canisius, South Dakota State, Buffalo, and Iona. St. Bonaventure is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference. This game is a huge test for the Eagles, as they get closer to ASUN Conference play.

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