FGCU/LIPSCOMB RECAP GM 1

Nashville, TN- FGCU (6-4, 1-2 ASUN) got back on track beating Lipscomb University (9-9, 4-3 ASUN) 79-69, Friday night, from Allen Arena.

Stats:

FGCU shot 44.3% (27/61) from the field, 34.4% (11/32) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 39-38 by Lipscomb. The Eagles dished out 12 assists, had 5 steals, and 7 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 11 Lipscomb turnovers and had 10 team turnovers of their own.

Overview:

This was a huge win for FGGU and there is plenty to build off after this game. Cyrus Largie had a career high 22 pts, Caleb Catto contributed 14 pts, and Dakota Rivers had 11 pts. Zach Anderson had his best game of the season, just missing a double double, finishing with 8 pts, 12 rebounds.

The Eagles played strong 2nd half defense only allowing 33 pts, while scoring 47 pts as a team. The three ball was huge for FGCU. Dakota Rivers, Zach Anderson, and Justus Rainwater each had 2 blocks, and the Eagles played strong defense tonight. As the visiting team this was a big win, because now the Eagles will look for the regular season sweep vs Lipscomb tomorrow night.

Romaeo Ferguson led Lipscomb with 22 pts and had a strong game for the Bisons. Ahsan Asadullah was “held” to 14 pts, 9 rebounds, and that was a huge deal after the game he had vs FGCU in last year’s ASUN Quarterfinals game.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Cyrus Largie 22 pts, 9 reb (career high)

Caleb Catto 14 pts

Dakota Rivers 11 pts,

Outstanding Players (LU):

Romaeo Ferguson 22 pts, 8 reb

Parker Harzen 15 pts,

Ahsan Asadullah 14 pts, 9 reb

What’s Next:

The same two teams face off Saturday night at 8 PM EST with the Eagles looking for back to back wins over Lipscomb University.

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