Tallahassee, FL- FGCU (8-3) defeated FAMU (2-5) 69-55, Tuesday night from the Al Lawson Center.
FGCU shot 45.1% (23/51) from the field, 37.5% (12/32) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FAMU 37-29. The Eagles dished out 14 assists, 6 steals, and 6 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 10 Rattlers team turnovers, while having 17 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 23 pts, 7 rbs, 6 asts
Matt Halvorsen 14 pts, 4 reb
Cyrus Largie 9 pts, 6 reb
Outstanding Players (FAMU):
Bryce Moragne 13 pts, 9 reb
Jalen Speer 12 pts, 4 reb
MJ Randolph 10 pts, 8 reb
FGCU had another strong shooting night, hitting 12 3 point field goals, which was key to the Eagles winning Tuesday night. FAMU came back in the 2nd half, and cut the Eagles lead down to 5 (50-45), before the Eagles pulled away. FAMU never held a lead in this game. FGCU was led by last week’s ASUN Player of the Week, Tavian Dunn-Martin who scored a game high 23 points (5/11 from beyond the arc). Sharp shooter Matt Halvorsen scored 14 pts, hitting some key 3’s in big spots for FGCU. The Rattlers’ were left by Bryce Moragne who just missed a double double finishing with 13 pts, 9 rebounds. FAMU is still without an NCAA D-1 win after losing this game to FGCU.
FGCU still is struggling turning the ball over and finished with 17 team turnovers in the game. As good as Tavian Dunn-Martin has played offensively, carrying this team and also the leading scorer in the ASUN Conference, he needs to limit the turnovers. Dunn-Martin just missed finishing with a triple double in the game tonight, which is incredible. Plenty to build off for FGCU, as they continue their non-conference portion of their schedule.
FGCU (8-3) continues their road trip as they face Robert Morris University (0-7) Saturday night in Coraopolis, PA.