Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (22-11) defeated Detroit Mercy (14-16), 95-79, in their first game in The Basketball Classic.
FGCU shot 54.5% (36/66) from the field, 39.4% (13/33) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Titans 41-31. The Eagles dished out 19 assists, had 6 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 9 Detroit Mercy team turnovers, while having 11 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (DM):
Antoine Davis 24 pts, 3 reb
Kevin McAdoo 18 pts, 2 asts
Madut Akec 17 pts, 9 reb
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Tavian Dunn-Martin 33 pts, 6 asts
Austin Richie 17 pts, 7 reb
Kevin Samuel 12 pts, 8 reb
FGCU took care of business at home in the first game of The Basketball Classic Wednesday night at home. The Eagles and Titans were sensational in the first half, continuing to trade baskets, and 3 point field goals, as FGCU held a slim 49-48 lead heading into halftime. Coach Michael Fly who will combine to coach the rest of the games left in The Basketball Classic, had to enjoy the performances of his many seniors’ in this game. Tavian Dunn-Martin finished with a team high, and game high 33 points on his birthday, Austin Richie scored 17 points, and Kevin Samuel contributed 12 points. Detroit Mercy had four players finish in double figures in scoring, and were led by Antoine Davis, who scored 24 points. Kevin McAdoo (18 pts), Madut Akec (17 pts), and D.J. Harvey (12 pts), also finished in double figures for the Titans in their final game of the season. FGCU will wait to find out their next opponent, and the game will most likely be at Alico Arena Saturday, and we will keep you informed when we find out who the Eagles will face next.