Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (13-9, 3-5 ASUN) lost at home to Bellarmine University (13-9, 7-1 ASUN), 74-63, Saturday night from Alico Arena.
FGCU shot 36.1% (22/61) from the field, 35.1% (13/37) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Bellarmine 39-35. The Eagles dished out 14 assists, had 3 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 4 Bellarmine team turnovers while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (BU):
CJ Fleming 23 pts, 2 reb
Dylan Penn 20 pts, 6 reb
Ethan Claycomb 13 pts, 4 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 24 pts, 3 asts
Kevin Samuel 10 pts, 10 reb
Austin Richie 9 pts, 3 reb
FGCU blew another game in which they had a double digit lead (11), and they dropped to 3-5 in ASUN play. It’s tough to see the Eagles keep losing these close games. Their zone is so easy to beat and gameplan against, and they are being exposed by the whole ASUN Conference right now.
FGCU was led offensively by Tavian Dunn-Martin, who finished with a game high 24 points in the game. Bellarmine was led by CJ Fleming, who scored 23 points and could not be stopped by the Eagles. When it comes to X’s and O’s, Head Coach Scott Davenport outcoached Head Coach Michael Fly, and the changes made at halftime by the Knights, led to the double digit victory over the Eagles.
FGCU (13-9, 3-5 ASUN) travels on the road to face Central Arkansas (6-14, 3-5 ASUN) on 2/3 at 8:45 PM from the Farris Center in Conway, AR.