Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (12-4, 2-1 ASUN) faces UNF (7-8, 2-1 ASUN), Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.
UNF averages 75.8 ppg, shoot 44.6% (398/893) from the field, and 34.0% (145/427) from beyond the arc. The Ospreys average 35.9 team rebounds per game. UNF dishes out 14.1 assists, 5.5 steals, and 3.7 blocks per game. The Ospreys average 13.4 team turnovers per game.
FGCU averages 72.4 ppg, shoot 43.8% (400/914) from the field, and 35.5% (147/414) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 36.8 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 13.2 assists, 7.1 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game. The Eagles average 13.1 team turnovers per game.
3 Players To Watch For (UNF):
6’3 JR G Jarius Hicklen 14.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg
-Reached 1,000-Career Points 11.29.22 vs. Trinity Baptist
-ASUN Player of the Week (2.21.22)
-ASUN Newcomer of the Week (Dec. 13, 2021)
-ASUN Honor Roll (2021-22)
-NABC Honors Court (2021-22)
6’7 SR F/G Carter Hendricksen 13.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg
-Became the 8th Osprey to Reach 200-Career Three-Pointers Nov. 7 at Gonzaga
-CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team (2.17.22)
-NABC All-District, 2nd team (2020-21)
-ASUN All-Conference (1st team, 2020-21 | 2nd team, 2019-20)
-ASUN All-Tournament (2019-20)
-ASUN Scholar Athlete of the Year (2020-21)
-ASUN All-Academic (2021-22 | 2020-21 | 2019-20)
-ASUN Player of the Week (11.18.19)
-ASUN Player of the Week (12.9.19)
-ASUN Newcomer of the Week (3.2.19)
-ASUN Academic Honor Roll (2021-22, 2020-21 | 2019-20 | 2018-19)
NABC Honors Court (2021-22)
ASUN Preseason All-ASUN Conference (2020-21 | 2021-22 | 2022-23)
6’1 R-JR G Jose Placer 12.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg
ASUN All-Academic Team (2021-22)
All-ASUN, 2nd team (2020-21)
-ASUN Newcomer of the Week (1.25.21)
-ASUN Newcomer of the Week (2.1.21)
-Named UNF Male Newcomer of the Year (2019-21)
-ASUN Academic Honor Roll (2020-21, 2021-22)
-NABC Honors Court (2021-22)
-ASUN Preseason All-Conference (2022-23)
3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):
6’1 SR G Isaiah Thompson 13.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg
6’7 JR F Zach Anderson 12.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg
6’3 JR G Chase Johnston 11.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg
FGCU and UNF square off for the first time in ASUN Conference play this season, and both teams head into this game with 2-1 records during conference play. UNF is coming off a game Thursday night, where Jose Placer hit a game winning 3 pointer at the buzzer, to propel the Ospreys over Kennesaw State at home, 89-86. Jarius Hicklen leads the Ospreys offensively, averaging 14.3 ppg. Head Coach Matthew Driscoll has led the team since 2009. The Ospreys wins this season have come against South Carolina State, Trinity Baptist, Bethune Cookman, Davis & Elkins, Atlantis, Austin Peay, and Kennesaw State. Their setbacks came against #2 Gonzaga, Washington, Duquesne, #13 Kentucky, High Point, #1 Houston, Pittsburgh, and Stetson.
FGCU is led offensively by Isaiah Thompson, who is averaging 13.6 ppg. The Eagles look to get back on track, after losing their first ASUN Conference game of the season, on the road to Austin Peay, where they struggled to get a real flow to their offense, in a low-scoring affair vs the Governors.