Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (18-10, 8-6 ASUN) saw their five game winning streak come to an end vs UNF (10-18, 6-8 ASUN), as the Eagles fell 70-64, from UNF Arena.
FGCU shot 36.2% (25/69) from the field, 26.3% (6/23) from beyond the arc, and both teams grabbed 45 team rebounds in the game. The Eagles dished out 17 assists, had 7 steals, and 7 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 12 Ospreys team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Kevin Samuel 14 pts, 11 reb
Austin Richie 12 pts, 5 reb
Andre Weir 11 pts, 6 reb
Outstanding Players (UNF):
Jadyn Parker 16 pts, 10 reb
Jarius Hicklen 13 pts, 6 reb
Jonathan Aybar 10 pts, 5 reb
FGCU wasn’t able to beat a UNF team that was without Carter Hendricksen and Jose Placer Saturday afternoon. The Eagles struggled in the first half and headed to halftime down by 12 points. The Eagles fought back in the 2nd half, and even took the lead for a moment. FGCU was led offensively by Kevin Samuel who had another monster game offensively finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the game. UNF was led offensively by Jadyn Parker, who scored a game high 16 points. The Eagles really needed a win vs an Ospreys team that was last place in their division. FGCU will have to be road warriors when the ASUN tournament starts, and face both Liberty University on the road, and Jacksonville University at home to conclude the ASUN Conference regular season.
FGCU (19-10, 8-6 ASUN) heads on the road to face Liberty University (19-9, 10-3 ASUN), Wednesday night at 7 PM from Liberty Arena.