Statesboro, GA- FGCU (6-2) won their fourth game in a row, defeating Georgia Southern (4-4), 70-53, Wednesday night from W.S. Hanner Fieldhouse.
FGCU shot 48.1% (25/52) from the field, 37.0% (10/27) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Georgia Southern 35-27. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 8 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 12 GSU team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.
GSU shot 42.0% (21/50) from the field, 31.6% (6/19) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 35-27 by FGCU. The Eagles dished out 9 assists, had 6 steals, and 1 block in the game. GSU forced 10 FGCU team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Isaiah Thompson 17 pts, 4 reb
Caleb Catto 13 pts, 4 reb
Zach Anderson 11 pts, 7 reb
Outstanding Players (GSU):
Jalen Finch 16 pts, 3 reb
Kaden Archie 13 pts, 3 asts
Tai Strickland 11 pts, 3 reb
FGCU won their 4th game in a row, behind a game high 17 points from Isaiah Thompson. FGCU had three other players finish in double figures in scoring in the game, including Caleb Catto (13 points), Zach Anderson (11 points), and Dakota Rivers (10 points). FGCU lost Andre Weir early in the first half of the game, so FGCU had to rely on big minutes from Rivers, and also Sam Onu. FGCU held the Eagles big man: 6’11 F Carlos Curry to only 7 points, and that was massive, since he had been averaging 10.3 ppg. The three point shooting from FGCU came through again, as the Eagles hit 10 3 point field goals, and shot 37% (10/27), from beyond the arc. A 2nd half where FGCU scored 42 points, led the Eagles to the big win, and Georgia Southern couldn’t keep up with this veteran backcourt.
Georgia Southern was led offensively by Jalen Finch, who finished with 16 points in the game. Kaden Archie (13 points), and Tai Strickland (11 points) also scored in double figures for Georgia Southern.
FGCU (6-2) heads home to face FIU (4-3), Sunday afternoon at 6:00 PM from Alico Arena.