Jacksonville, FL- #25 FGCU (17-2, 4-0) won their 6th game in a row Monday night at UNF Arena vs UNF (9-8, 2-2) 72-50. The Eagles starters provided balanced scoring with four starters finishing in double figures.
It was a huge win for the Eagles over a UNF team that had an RPI of 77 since they had played multiple ranked teams and UNF schedules a very tough non conference schedule. It was a close game until the end of the 1st half when FGCU orchestrated an 11-2 run to create some separation and get the Eagles lead to 18. FGCU had a huge 3rd quarter to blow the game open 65-32 and the 4th quarter was a chance for some of the reserves to play and rest the starters.
FGCU shot 43% from the field (30/69), 32% from beyond the arc (9/28), and were outrebounded by the Ospreys 45-36. The Eagles dishes out 16 assists, and on the defensive side of the ball had 11 steals and 1 block. FGCU forced 19 UNF team turnovers and only had 5 team turnovers of their own.
Standout Players (FGCU):
Nasrin Ulel 16 pts
Davion Wingate 14 pts
Keri Jewett-Giles 11 pts
Kerstie Phills 10 pts
Standout Players (UNF):
Adrienne Jackson 13 pts, 18 rebounds (career high in rebounds)
#25 FGCU faces UNA (13-3, 4-0) Saturday night (January 18th) at 2 PM. Huge test facing the last undefeated team left in the ASUN Conference.