Kennesaw, GA- FGCU (11-6, 1-2 ASUN) dropped their second consecutive ASUN road game, in embarrassing fashion, losing 77-53 to Kennesaw State University (6-8, 1-0 ASUN), Thursday night from the KSU Convocation Center.
FGCU shot 28.1% (16/57) from the field, 22.2% (6/27) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded KSU 39-38. The Eagles dished out 6 assists, 3 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 9 Owls team turnovers, while having 17 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 15 pts
Matt Halvorsen 9 pts
Outstanding Players (KSU):
Terrell Burden 15 pts, 8 asts
Chris Youngblood 10 pts
Alex Peterson 10 pts, 10 reb
When you lose a game like the Eagles did Thursday night, you have to wonder why FGCU was not up for this game vs KSU. FGCU has dropped back to back games vs the Owls dating back to last season, and when you combine these losses with the Canisius loss from the non-conference portion of the schedule, this team should be 14-3, and not 11-6. There is really no excuse for them losing the way they did tonight. Coach Fly has to game plan to prevent Peterson for having his way with Samuel in the post, and not let these young KSU guards have all the space they had inside the key. The schedule doesn’t get any easier now with Liberty Saturday night, and there could be a free fall from this team. Coach Fly is starting to run out of excuses for this team, as talented as they looked in non-conference play.
KSU was led by Terrell Burden, who finished with 15 points in the game. This class of players, which was #1 ranked in the ASUN last season, is starting to come together for KSU. Sophomores Chris Youngblood (10 pts) and Brandon Stroud (7 pts) are developing pieces for the Owls future. FGCU was led by Tavion Dunn-Martin who finished with 15 points in the game.
FGCU (11-6, 1-2 ASUN) faces Liberty University (11-6, 2-0 ASUN) Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.