MERCER/FGCU PREVIEW

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (11-2) faces Mercer University (4-7), Thursday night at 7 PM, from Alico Arena.

Stats (MU):

Mercer averages 62.2 ppg, shoot 41.8% (259/619) from the field, and 40.0% (56/140) from beyond the arc. The Bears average 32.5 team rebounds per game. Mercer dishes out 11.2 assists, 5.3 steals, and 3.1 blocks per game. The Bears average 16.6 team turnovers per game.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 76.1 ppg, shoot 45.3% (353/779) from the field, and 34.6% (145/419) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 32.4 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 15.8 assists, 8.3 steals, and 1.9 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.8 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (MU):

5’6 GR G Amoria Neal-Tysor 15.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg

5’6 SO G Erin Houpt 12.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg

6’0 GR F Jaron Dougherty 8.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 15.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 14.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg

6’0 5th G Sha Carter 10.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Overview:

FGCU and Mercer face off for the second time in eight days, Thursday night from Alico Arena. The Eagles defeated the Bears 91-81, on 12/21, from Hawkins Arena. FGCU was led offensively by TK Morehouse, who finished with 28 points. Alyza Winston, and Sha Carter also finished in double figures in scoring, scoring 23 points each. Jaron Dougherty scored a game high 32 points, and Amoria Neal-Tysor finished with 20 points for Mercer. The key to victory for FGCU is limiting Dougherty in the post, and making it difficult for Neal-Tysor to shoot the ball. Amoria at times wouldn’t miss, as Mercer kept the game much closer than the final score. FGCU finishes non-conference play tonight, and the Eagles look to win their fourth game in a row, before beginning ASUN Conference play vs Liberty on 1/2 at home.

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