FGCU/BU PREVIEW

Louisville, KY- FGCU (13-5, 3-2 ASUN) remains on the road to face Bellarmine University (7-11, 2-3 ASUN), Saturday at 4 PM, from Freedom Hall.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU averages 73.1 ppg, shoots 43.5% (459/1055) from the field, and 35.3% (165/467) from beyond the arc. The Eagles average 37.5 team rebounds per game. FGCU dishes out 13.4 assists, 7.0 steals, and 3.6 blocks per game. The Eagles average 12.4 team turnovers per game.

Stats (BU):

BU averages 67.0 ppg, shoots 46.8% (435/930) from the field, and 38.9% (161/414) from beyond the arc. The Knights average 28.7 team rebounds per game. BU dishes out 14.9 assists, 5.9 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game. The Knights average 11.2 team turnovers per game.

3 Players To Watch For (FGCU):

6’1 SR G Isaiah Thompson 13.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg

6’7 JR G Zach Anderson 12.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg

6’3 JR G Chase Johnston 11.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg

3 Players To Watch For (BU):

6’4 R-SR G Garrett Tipton 13.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg

-ASUN Honor Roll recipient

-Averaged 4.7 ppg last season as a R-JR

6’3 R-FR Ben Johnson 9.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg

-ASUN Honor Roll recipient

6’5 FR G Peter Suder 9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg

-Averaged 13.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a senior to lead Carmel High School to an 18-6 record a sectional finals appearance

Overview:

The Eagles look to get back on track, as they face Bellarmine University, Saturday afternoon. Bellarmine is led offensively by Garrett Tipton, who is averaging 13.0 ppg. Head Coach Scott Davenport, has led the Knights program since 2005. Bellarmine’s wins have come against Louisville, Campbellsville-Harrodsburg, Alice Lloyd College, Washbash College, Murray State, UNA, and Jacksonville State. Their setbacks have come against Morehead State, Clemson, #8 Duke, Loyola Maramount, #19/#17 UCLA, #19/#18 Kentucky, Miami (OH), Evansville, Liberty, Queens College, and Stetson University.

FGCU is led off by Isaiah Thompson, who is averaging 13.7 ppg. Zach Anderson, missed the previous game vs EKU, and without his presence, this team did not have the offensively identity, we have been used to. Andre Weir, has carried this team in the post, with back to back double-doubles, and both Weir and Anderson, have been counted on this season as premiere post players for the Eagles. FGCU has struggled vs Bellarmine in the past, and the Eagles went 0-2 last season, with the Knights ending the Eagles season last year, in the ASUN Conference Quarterfinals. Look for the Eagles to try to have a better start, especially in the first ten minutes of the game, and put some of these lackluster road ASUN Conference games behind them.

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