FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team will face Montana instead of the Purdue Boilermakers at the Caribbean Challenge. The Eagles and Lady Griz will meet on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Drey Mingo, a redshirt junior on the Purdue University women's basketball team, was hospitalized in stable condition with suspected meningitis Tuesday, and Boilermakers cancelled their games in Mexico, university officials announced early Wednesday morning.
Purdue was scheduled to play Montana on Thursday and Florida Gulf Coast on Friday in the Caribbean Challenge. The team had already arrived in Indianapolis in preparation for its flight when the decision was made to cancel the trip.
Montana will now be the Blue and Green’s second opponent in the Caribbean Challenge. The Lady Griz are 2-2 with back-to-back wins over Montana-Western and at Utah State after opening with losses at UC Riverside and Cal State Bakersfield. Montana is lead by sophomore Kenzie De Boer’s 13.0 ppg, but has four other players averaging between 8.8 and 7.8 ppg. Katie Baker is the team’s second leading scorer at 8.8 ppg and the top rebounder with a 9.0 rpg average. Montana has a young group, with 10 of their 15 players being freshmen and sophomores, but they are led by a veteran coach, Robin Selvig. Selvig is sixth among active NCAA Div. I women’s coaches in wins with 742 in his 33rd season at his alma mater.
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