Louisville, KY- FGCU (13-6, 3-3 ASUN) struggles on the road again, falling 61-41, to Bellarmine University (8-11, 3-3 ASUN), Saturday afternoon, from Freedom Hall.
FGCU shot 30.4% (14/46) from the field, 20.0% (5/25) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded BU, 34-31. The Eagles dished out 7 assists, had 4 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 11 BU team turnovers, while having 18 team turnovers of their own.
BU shot 40.7% (22/54) from the field, 29.0% (9/31) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 34-31 by FGCU. The Knights dished out 15 assists, had 10 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. BU forced 18 FGCU team turnovers, while having 11 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Cyrus Largie 11 pts, 7 reb
Caleb Catto 11 pts, 4 reb
Chase Johnston 7 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (BU):
Ben Johnson 14 pts, 4 asts
Juston Betz 11 pts, 8 reb
Alec Pfriem 11 pts, 5 reb
The Eagles struggled once again Saturday, and their offensive identity is in crisis right now, as they try to navigate conference play without their leading scorer: Zach Anderson. Cyrus Largie and Caleb Catto, each scored 11 points to lead FGCU offensively. Bellarmine was led offensively by Ben Johnson, who scored 14 points, to lead the Knights. FGCU just has been in a funk in their last few road games, and the first ten minutes of games lately have been their biggest struggle. Bellarmine scored 40 1st half points, while the Eagles could only muster up 41 points for both haves combined.
Head Coach Pat Chambers has to get this team to be up for these games, and motivate them to play better, because we know what this team is capable of, when they are at their best. This is another game you just throw out, and head home to Alico Arena, trying to put two solid halves together. The Eagles have always struggled with Bellarmine, and that continued Saturday from Freedom Hall.
FGCU (13-6, 3-3 ASUN) heads home to face Jacksonville State University (8-11, 1-5 ASUN), Thursday night at 7 PM, from Alico Arena.
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