Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (20-10, 10-6 ASUN) beat Jacksonville University (19-9, 11-5 ASUN), 76-69, Saturday afternoon from Alico Arena.
FGCU shot 42.4% (25/59) from the field, 32.1% (9/28) from beyond the arc, and the Dolphins outrebounded the Eagles 39-37. The Eagles dished out 11 assists, had 4 steals, and 8 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 9 JU team turnovers while having 7 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (JU):
Tyreese Davis 16 pts, 3 reb
Osayi Osifo 11 pts, 10 reb
Mike Marsh 10 pts, 7 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 18 pts, 6 asts
Kevin Samuel 12 pts, 8 reb
Caleb Catto 11 pts, 3 reb
The Eagles found a way to avenge both losses to Liberty University, and Jacksonville University, the two top teams in their divison, their last two games. FGCU seems determined to make a run during the ASUN Tournament, and put the work in, winning 20 games this season, throughout the extreme lows, highs, and grind of a regular season.
Tavian Dunn-Martin scored a game high 18 points, and led the Eagles on Senior Day from Alico Arena. Tyreese Davis led JU offensively, finishing with 16 points in the game for the Dolphins. FGCU held a 32-30 lead at halftime in this game. The Eagles only had 7 team turnovers in the game, and when you play like that, you’ll win plenty of games. Seniors Kevin Samuel (12 pts) and Caleb Catto (11 pts) each scored in double figures, and helped preserve the victory for the Eagles.
#3 seed FGCU (20-10, 10-6 ASUN) faces #6 UNA (9-20, 2-14 ASUN) Tuesday night at 7 PM in the ASUN Conference Tournament Quarterfinals live from Alico Arena.