Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (17-9, 7-5 ASUN) overcame a late 2nd half 11 point deficit to force overtime, and beat Stetson University (11-14, 5-7 ASUN), 89-82, Saturday afternoon from Alico Arena. The Eagles won their fourth game in a row.
The Eagles shot 43.5% (30/69) from the field, 33.5% (10/30) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Stetson 46-38. FGCU dished out 15 assists, had 7 steals, and 9 blocks in the game. The Eagles forced Hatters 12 team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (SU):
Chase Johnston 24 pts, 2 reb
Stephan Swenson 14 pts, 3 reb
Mahamadou Diawara 10 pts, 7 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 38 pts, 7 asts, 6 reb (CAREER HIGH, FGCU PROGRAM RECORD)
Cyrus Largie 15 pts, 10 reb
Kevin Samuel 12 pts, 12 reb
FGCU began this game up 21-7 vs Stetson University, but the Hatters came back, and made this game a lot closer than it should have been. The Hatters even had a 73-62 lead with 2:55 left in the game but blew the lead. Tavian Dunn-Martin willed this team to victory tonight, scoring a career high 38 points, and nearly had a triple double in the game. The 38 points set an FGCU program record in the process. Cyrus Largie (15 points, 10 rebounds) and Kevin Samuel (12 points, 12 rebounds) each finished with double doubles in the game, to help the Eagles win their 4th ASUN Conference game in a row. Chase Johnston led the Hatters with 24 points, and would not be denied. Both games this season vs Stetson ended in overtime, and anytime you pair the Eagles with the Hatters, it’s must see ASUN Conference basketball. The FGCU Alumni that made the trip to Alico Arena got to see an instant classic Saturday afternoon.
FGCU (16-9, 7-5 ASUN) remains at home to face Kennesaw State University (11-14, 6-6 ASUN) Wednesday night (2/16) at 7 PM from Alico Arena.