Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (1-2) dropped their 2nd game in a row Tuesday night, losing 78-61 to #25 USC (3-0) in the Dunk City Reunion game.
FGCU shot 36.7% (22/60) from the field, 26.7% (8/30) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 40-37 by the Trojans. The Eagles dished out 14 assists, had 4 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 6 USC team turnovers, and had 12 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (#25 USC):
Chevez Goodwin 20 pts, 6 reb
Boogie Ellis 18 pts, 8 reb, 6 asts
Isiah Mobley 13 pts, 9 reb, 6 asts
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Cyrus Largie 20 pts, 6 reb
Caleb Catto 9 pts, 4 reb
Tavian Dunn-Martin 9 pts, 2 reb
The Eagles were in this game in the 1st half, but a few empty possessions, led to a 35-27 halftime deficit. Cyrus Largie played his best game of the season, leading the Eagles with 20 pts. Another spark for the Eagles was Luis Rolon who had 6 assists in the 10 minutes he was in the game. It’s confusing why he only played limited minutes since he played really well while in the game.
#25 USC was led in scoring by Chevez Goodwin, who finished with 20 pts. Boogie Ellis had another strong game, just missing a triple double and finishing with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Future NBA lottery pick Isaiah Mobley finished with 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in the game.
#25 USC limited their team turnovers (6), dished out 22 assists in the game, and were the bigger team in the post, winning more 50/50 balls than the Eagles. The Trojans had 4 players finish in double figures in scoring, and their balanced scoring attack was key to their victory. It was great to see a near sell out at Alico Arena, and the building was rocking! We hope to see Alico Arena packed for the game next Tuesday with another Power 5 conference team making their way into Alico: Rhode Island.
FGCU remains at home to face Eckerd College (1-1) Sunday at 6 PM.