FGCU/COASTAL CAROLINA: THE BASKETBALL CLASSIC QUARTERFINALS RECAP

Conway, SC- FGCU (22-12) saw their season come to an end Monday night vs Coastal Carolina (18-13), 84-68, in The Basketball Classic Quarterfinals.

Stats:

FGCU shot 43.1% (25/58) from the field, 32.4% (11/34) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 46-31 by the Chanticleers. The Eagles dished out 9 assists, had 7 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 14 Coastal Carolina team turnovers, while having 17 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Tavian Dunn-Martin 17 pts, 4 reb

Zach Anderson 15 pts, 5 reb

Caleb Catto 11 pts, 4 reb

Outstanding Players (CCU):

Rudi Williams 24 pts, 5 asts

Essam Mostafa 23 pts, 14 reb

Vince Cole 15 pts, 5 reb

Overview:

FGCU once again played a lackluster 2nd half, as the Fly era came to a close Monday night in South Carolina. The Eagles allowed 50 points to the Chanticleers, in a game where they led 40-34 at halftime. Rudi Williams led Coastal Carolina with a game high 24 points, and Essam Mostafa had a monster double double of 23 points, and 14 rebounds. FGCU was led offensively by Tavian Dunn-Martin who finished with 17 points, and Zach Anderson who scored 15 points.

The Eagles now enter the offseason with plenty of questions. Will Caleb Catto and Austin Richie come back with their extra year of eligibility? Carlos Rosario will not be back, as he posted on Instagram that his college basketball career is over. Head Coach Pat Chambers will take over a team that will include many grad transfers next season most likely. It’s the offseason, time to speculate! Thanks for another year, it’s been a pleasure covering this team!

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