FGCU/EKU RECAP

Richmond, KY- FGCU (13-5, 3-2 ASUN) fell on the road, 97-76, to Eastern Kentucky (11-7, 4-1 ASUN), Thursday night from McBrayer Arena.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 33.3% 24/72) from the field, 28.6% (8/28) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 47-41 by the Colonels. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 6 steals, and 2 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 10 EKU team turnovers, while having 9 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (EKU):

EKU shot 48.6% (36/74) from the field, 44.7% (17/38) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded the Eagles 47-41. The Colonels dished out 26 assists, had 5 steals, and 6 blocks in the game. EKU forced 9 FGCU team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Isaiah Thompson 15 pts, 4 asts

Dahmir Bishop 13 pts, 2 reb

Andre Weir 12 pts, 14 reb

Outstanding Players (EKU):

Turner Butty 18 pts

Cooper Robb 14 pts, 6 reb

Michael Moreno 14 pts, 6 reb

Overview:

FGCU couldn’t keep up with EKU Thursday night, as cold shooting, and an extremely slow start plagued the Eagles. EKU made 17 three point field goals, compared to only 8 three point field goals made by FGCU. EKU had 26 assists in the game, and were extremely efficient with the basketball. The Eagles were held scoreless for the first 4:18 of the basketball game. FGCU has to step up their defense, and if they continue to play at this level defensively, they are going to struggle as ASUN Conference play continues.

FGCU was led offensively by Isaiah Thompson, who finished with 15 points. Andre Weir had another double-double of 12 points, and 14 rebounds in the game. Caleb Catto (12 points), and Chase Johnston (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Eagles.

EKU was led offensively by Turner Butty, who scored a game high 18 points, on 6/11 shooting from beyond the arc. Michael Moreno (14 points), Cooper Robb (14 points), Dardan Kapiti (11 points), Isaiah Cozart (10 points), and Leland Walker (10 points), also scored in double figures for EKU.

What’s Next:

FGCU (13-5, 3-2 ASUN) remains on the road to face Bellarmine University (7-11, 2-3 ASUN), Saturday afternoon at 4 PM from Freedom Hall.

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