Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (18-9, 8-5 ASUN) defeats KSU (11-15, 6-7 ASUN), 82-76, winning their 5th game in a row, Wednesday night from Alico Arena.
FGCU shot 46.8% (29/62) from the field, 40.6% (13/32) from beyond the arc, and both teams had 32 team rebounds. The Eagles dished out 20 assists, had 9 steals, and 6 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 14 Owls team turnovers, and had 10 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (KSU):
Isaiah Reddish 19 pts, 4 reb
Spencer Rodgers 17 pts, 9 reb
Demond Robinson 15 pts, 6 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 19 pts, 13 asts
Austin Richie 19 pts, 4 reb
Dakota Rivers 12 pts, 5 reb
FGCU was able to survive a late push from KSU, in a game where the Owls would not go away. FGCU made 13 three point field goals in the game, and that was key to the victory. Tavian Dunn-Martin and Kevin Samuel each finished with a game high 19 points in the game, and Tavian had another double-double, finishing with 13 assists also. Dakota Rivers was a huge spark for the Eagles, and he finished with 12 points in the game. Rivers made 3 huge three pointers in key moments in tonight’s basketball game. KSU was led offensively by Isaiah Reddish, who scored 19 points for the Owls. Caleb Catto reached the 1,000 point milestone in the 1st half, after making his 2nd 3 point field goal in the game, and he finished with 11 points in the game. The last Eagle to finish in double figures was Kevin Samuel, who scored 10 points. It was a constant battle in the post between Samuel and Demond Robinson.
The Eagles have continued to play their best basketball in late January and February, and have to continue to play this way headed into the ASUN Tournament. The last week of the regular season includes a road game vs Liberty University, and a home game vs Jacksonville University, both teams that the Eagles lost to earlier in conference play.
FGCU (18-9, 8-5 ASUN) heads on the road to face UNF (9-18, 5-8 ASUN), Saturday at 5 PM from UNF Arena.