FGCU to host Wake Forest for a second round WNIT matchup
After defeating Bethune-Cookman 78-51 in the first round of the WNIT, the FGCU women’s basketball team welcomes Wake Forest to Alico Arena at 7 p.m. Monday for a second round WNIT matchup.
FGCU comes into its second round matchup after shooting exceptionally well — shooting 44.6 from the field and 44.1 percent from behind the arc. The Eagles also played well on the defensive side of the ball, limiting Bethune-Cookman to just 35.7 percent from the field and 18.2 percent from long range.
The Demon Deacons come into the matchup against the Atlantic Sun regular-season champion Eagles, after a nail-biting 72-69 victory, holding a three-point lead during the final two minutes of regulation to advance to the second round. With a 17-15 record, Wake Forest earned an at-large bid into the WNIT, marking its first postseason appearance since competing in the WNIT in 2012.
FGCU will look to build off of its strong shooting performance in its first-round matchup, as it looks to advance to the third round of the WNIT for the first time in program history.
“We don’t know when our season will end,” said Whitney Knight, a two-time A-Sun Player of the Year. “Every time we play, we are playing like it’s our last game.”