FGCU/MERCER PREVIEW

Macon, GA- FGCU (9-2) heads on the road to face Mercer University (4-6), Wednesday at 5 PM from Hawkins Arena.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 73.6 ppg, shoots 43.8% (288/658) from the field, and 32.5% (118/363) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 33.3 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 15.2 assists, 8.5 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.7 team turnovers per game.

Stats (MU):

Mercer averages 60.3 ppg, shoots 40.4% (225/557) from the field, and 38.9% (49/126) from beyond the arc. The Bears average 32.9 team rebounds per game. Mercer dishes out 11.0 assists, 5.6 steals, and 3.3 blocks per game. The Bears average 17.0 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 13.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 13.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg

6’0 5th G Sha Carter 9.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (MU):

5’6 GR G Amoria Neal-Tysor 15.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg

-2020-21 SoCon Academic Honor Roll

-2021 SoCon Tournament Most Outstanding Player

5’6 SO G Erin Houpt 11.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg

-2021-22 SoCon Freshman of the Year

-2022-23 Preseason All-SoCon Team

6’0 JR F Summah Evans 7.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg

Overview:

FGCU and Mercer face off for the first of two meetings in 8 days, with this first meeting on the road for the Eagles. The Bears have wins over Middle Tennessee, Georgia Southwestern State, South Alabama, and Kennesaw State. Their losses have come against Wake Forest, Colorado State, Texas Tech, Alabama, Georgia, and Troy. Head Coach Susie Gardner has led the team since 2010. The Bears play in the Southern Conference, and have played in the SOCON since leaving the ASUN Conference. 5’6 GR G Amoria Neal-Tysor leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 ppg.

FGCU is led offensively by 5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston, who is averaging 13.9 ppg. The Eagles look to build off their big win Sunday afternoon vs Kentucky. FGCU is an impressive 15-0 vs Mercer, with their last win coming on March 15. 2014, in the ASUN Tournament Semifinals. Sha Carter (9.9 ppg), continues her strong season, and was awarded ASUN Newcomer of the Week, for her performance against Kentucky this weekend, where she scored 16 points, to go along with a game high six assists. Big game in Macon, as FGCU looks to stay undefeated vs Mercer!

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