Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (11-4, 1-0 ASUN) defeated UNF (4-10, 0-1 ASUN) 74-67, Wednesday night from Alico Arena.
UNF shot 40.3% (27/67) from the field, 25.0% (9/36) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 44-31 by the Eagles. The Ospreys dished out 10 assists, had 7 steals, and 1 block in the game. UNF forced 13 Eagles team turnovers, while having only 4 team turnovers of their own.
FGCU shot 49.1% (28/57) from the field, 41.7% (10/24) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded UNF 44-31. The Eagles dished out 17 assists, had 2 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 4 UNF team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (UNF):
Carter Hendricksen 16 pts, 8 reb
Jose Placer 15 pts
Jarius Hicklen 11 pts
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Kevin Samuel 16 pts, 11 reb
Caleb Catto 12 pts
Tavian Dunn-Martin 11 pts, 12 asts
The Eagles picked up their first ASUN Conference win in thrilling fashion Wednesday night. This game was back and forth, and was a really enjoyable game to watch. FGCU was careless at times with the ball, and still needs to cut down on the team turnovers, but seeing Kevin Samuel dominate an undersized UNF team in the post was a sight to be seen. Kevin finished with a game high 16 points, a game high 11 rebounds in the game, and would not be denied. Tavian Dunn-Martin finished with 11 points, and a game high 12 assists in the game, as he excelled at point guard for FGCU. Caleb Catto (12 points) hit some timely 3’s to keep the Eagles in the game, and it was great to see him finish in double figures. Cyrus Largie also finished in double figures for the Eagles, as he had 11 points in the game. UNF was led by Carter Hendricksen, who finished with 16 points. The Eagles look to pick up where they left off before the Canisius game, as they head on the road for their first ASUN Conference road game Saturday.
FGCU (11-4, 1-0 ASUN) heads on the road to face Jacksonville University (8-4) Saturday at 6 PM from Historic Swisher Gymnasium.