JSU/FGCU RECAP

Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (14-6, 4-3 ASUN) survived a low scoring battle vs Jacksonville State University (8-12, 1-6 ASUN), 55-51, Thursday night, from Alico Arena.

Stats (JSU):

JSU shot 35.2% (19/54) from the field, 11.8% (2/17) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 40-32. The Gamecocks dished out 8 assists, had 8 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. JSU forced 13 FGCU team turnovers, while having 15 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 40.4% (19/47) from the field, 26.9% (7/26) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 40-32 by JSU. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 8 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 15 JSU team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (JSU):

Juwan Perdue 17 pts, 7 reb

Skyelar Potter 10 pts, 2 reb

Amanze Ngumezi 8 pts, 7 reb

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Zach Anderson 13 pts, 8 reb

Isaiah Thompson 11 pts, 5 reb

Andre Weir 10 pts, 9 reb

Overview:

FGCU overcame a sloppy game vs JSU, to earn a much needed ASUN Conference victory, Thursday night at home. The Eagles were led offensively by Zach Anderson, who scored 13 points, and returned after missing the past two games with a concussion. Isaiah Thompson (11 points), and Andre Weir (10 points), also scored in double figures for the Eagles.

Juwan Perdue scored a game high 17 points, and was the player JSU relied on, whenever needing a basket. The Eagles held Demaree King in check from beyond the arc, limiting him to 6 points in the game, and 0/7 from beyond the arc. King was the leading scorer for JSU headed into this game. FGCU needed a win desperately, and while the offense still has plenty of work to do, you collect this win, and continue the homestand. Chase Johnston did get injured in the game, so we will hope for the best as to his status, headed into this weekend.

What’s Next:

FGCU (14-6, 4-3 ASUN) remains home to face Kennesaw State University (14-6, 6-1 ASUN), Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

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