Fort Myers, FL- #20 FGCU (22-2, 11-1 ASUN) fell to Stetson University (15-10, 8-4 ASUN), 58-55, Saturday night from Alico Arena.
The Eagles shot 29.9% (20/67) from the field, 15.9% (7/44) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 42-38 by the Hatters. FGCU dished out 12 assists, had 11 steals, and 1 block in the game. The Eagles forced 18 Hatters team turnovers, while having 6 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (SU):
Yazz Wazeerud-Din 15 pts, 2 reb
Kiya Turner 14 pts, 11 reb
Tatiana Streun 8 pts, 9 reb
Outstanding Players (#20 FGCU):
Kendall Spray 12 pts, 4 reb
TK Morehouse 12 pts, 3 reb
Karli Seay 8 pts, 3 reb
Poor shooting plagued the #20 FGCU Eagles Saturday night in their loss to Stetson. The game was tied at halftime, and the Eagles early in the 3rd quarter had a five point lead, but FGCU couldn’t put the Hatters away. The Eagles shooting 15.9% from beyond the arc, was a huge reason the Eagles couldn’t score 60+ points. Stetson did a great job defensively of making FGCU force their shots from beyond the arc. Tough defense where the Eagles are pressured to force shots was the same MO Princeton used to beat the Eagles. FGCU was led offensively by Kendall Spray and TK Morehouse who both scored 12 points. Yazz Wazeerud-Din (15 points) and Kiya Turner (14 points) led the Hatters offensively. Congrats to Head Coach Lynn Bria on 400 wins. FGCU will regroup, take this loss in stide, and get ready for KSU later this week. We have seen this team face adversity, and they respond very well.
FGCU (22-2, 11-1 ASUN) returns at home to face Kennesaw State University (9-13, 5-6 ASUN) Thursday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.