Conway, AR- FGCU (14-9, 4-5 ASUN) won an overtime thriller, 95-93, vs Central Arkansas (6-15, 3-5 ASUN), Thursday night from the Farris Center.
The Eagles shot 48.0% (36/75) from the field, 30.3% (10/33) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 48-38 by UCA. FGCU dishes out 20 assists, had 8 steals, and 7 blocks in the game. The Eagles forced 14 UCA team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 34 pts, 10 asts
Kevin Samuel 19 pts, 9 reb
Cyrus Largie 12 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (UCA):
Eddy Kayouloud 34 pts, 17 reb
Collin Cooper 18 pts, 3 reb
Masai Olowokere 14 pts, 4 reb
FGCU survived UCA Thursday night from the Farris Center, and it was the Tavian Dunn-Martin show for the Eagles, as he finished with 34 points, and 10 assists for a non traditional double double. UCA was led offensively by Eddy Kayouloud, who dominated the Eagles, finishing with 34 points, and 17 rebounds in the game.
The Eagles couldn’t put away a Sugar Bears team that was without their leading scorer: Darious Hall (13.6 ppg) until the final seconds of the game. You take the win, but have to be able to dominate teams like UCA, who were without their leading scorer. Eddy Kayouloud had only averaged 10.0 ppg overall, before going for 34 points, and 17 rebounds, and if you compare this game to the Canisius loss, where Scott Hitchon dominated the Eagles, putting up 28 points and 11 rebounds, there is a theme where support type players find a way to go off vs FGCU. Eagles continue the road trip this weekend so let’s see if they can put together back to back road wins.
FGCU (14-9, 4-5 ASUN) faces Lipscomb University (10-14, 3-6 ASUN) Saturday at 5 PM from Allen Arena.