San Diego, CA- FGCU (1-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 79-73, in a back and forth affair, vs San Diego (2-0), Wednesday night from the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
FGCU shot 43.6% (24/55) from the field, 40.6% (13/32) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 36-32 by the Toreros. The Eagles dished out 18 assists, had 3 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 11 USD team turnovers, while having 13 team turnovers of their own.
USD shot 50.9% (29/57) from the field, 37.5% (6/16) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded the Eagles 36-32. The Toreros dished out 15 assists, had 5 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. USD forced 13 FGCU team turnovers, while having 11 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Chase Johnston 23 pts
Zach Anderson 17 pts, 9 reb, 5 asts
Caleb Catto 10 pts, 5 asts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (USD):
Seikou Sisoho Jawara 22 pts, 5 asts
Eric Williams Jr 19 pts, 12 reb
Marcellus Earlington 18 pts, 7 reb
FGCU wasn’t able to win both games on their West Coast road trip, but this team under Head Coach Pat Chambers just has a different feel to it, than previous regimes. The Eagles fought back countless times, and as long as this type of #attitude exists, FGCU will be in most of the games they play this season. Chase Johnston scored a game high 23 points to lead the Eagles, and Zach Anderson narrowly missed a triple double, finishing with 17 pts, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Both Zach and Andre Weir (10 pts), seem to have taken major steps forward in the frontcourt for this team. The Eagles hit 13 3 point field goals in this game, and Johnston led the team with 5 of them.
USD was led by Seikou Sisoho Jawara who finished with 22 points. Eric Williams Jr had a double double for the Toreros, scoring 19 pts, and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Torero offense was efficient, shooting 50.9% for the game, from the field. Four players finished in double figures in scoring for USD.
FGCU (1-1) heads home to face Ave Maria University, for their home opener, Sunday at 6 PM from Alico Arena.