FGCU/UNA PREVIEW

Florence, AL- FGCU (14-2, 2-0 ASUN) looks to win their seventh game in a row, as they head on the road to face UNA (6-7, 1-1 ASUN), Saturday at 6 PM from Flowers Hall.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages ppg, shoot % from the field, and % from beyond the arc. The Eagles average team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out assists, steals, and blocks per game. The Eagles average team turnovers per game.

Stats (UNA):

UNA averages 72.1 ppg, shoot 41.8% (341/815) from the field, and 35.4% (134/378) from beyond the arc. The Lions average 36.2 team rebounds per game. UNA dishes out 16.2 assists, 6.9 steals, and 5.5 blocks per game. The Lions average 14.1 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

5’3 5th G TK Morehouse 15.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg

5’8 R-JR G Alyza Winston 14.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg

6’0 5th G Sha Carter 10.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (UNA):

5’3 GR G Hina Suzuki 13.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg

-ASUN Women’s Basketball Player of the Week (current)

5’7 JR G Jade Moore 12.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg

5’11 SO G/F Skyler Gill 11.9 ppg, 8.5 rpg

Accolades:

-ASUN Pre-Season Defensive Player of the Year (2022-23)

-Member of ASUN Second team All-Conference Team

-Member of the ASUN All-Freshman Team

-ASUN Freshman of the Year

-ASUN Co-Defensive Player of the Year

-Averaged 3.2 blocks per game last season (1st in ASUN, 4th in nation)

Overview:

FGCU and UNA face off for the first time in ASUN Conference, and the Eagles have been rolling, winners of their past six games. FGCU’s 1,2 punch of TK Morehouse (15.7 ppg), and Alyza Winston (14.6 ppg) have been the dynamic duo, and the reason why FGCU is 13-2. The Eagles also have been getting outstanding play from Sha Carter (10.9 ppg), and these three players have been giving opposing defenses fits.

UNA is led offensively by Hina Suzuki, who is averaging 13.9 ppg. She earned ASUN Player of the Week, after her big week for the Lions. Skyler Gill was a player we highlighted as our ASUN Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in our Preseason awards, and she was voted ASUN Preseason Defensive Player of the Year by the conference, and is continuing her amazing play both offensively (11.9 ppg), and defensively. UNA also has Jade Moore averaging in double figures offensively (12.5 ppg), and both herself and Suzuki, provide a tough matchup for teams to guard in ASUN Conference play. The Lions wins have come against Christian Brothers, La Verne, Alabama A&M, Fisk, Arkansas State, and Bellarmine. Their setbacks have come against Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Ohio State, Chattanooga, Georgia State, Pittsburgh, and Lipscomb. Head Coach Missy Tibber is in her 10th season leading the Lions.

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