Charlotte, NC- FGCU (14-8, 4-5 ASUN) dropped another road ASUN Conference game, falling to Queens University of Charlotte (14-8, 4-5 ASUN), 84-82, Thursday night from Curry Arena.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 49.2% (30/61) from the field, 41.9% (13/31) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 37-31 by the Royals. The Eagles dished out 13 assists, had 8 steals, and 1 block in the game. FGCU forced 11 Royals team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (QUOC):

Queens shot 44.1% (26/59) from the field, 40.0% (12/30) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 37-31. The Royals dished out 16 assists, had 7 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. Queens forced 12 FGCU team turnovers, while having 11 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Andre Weir 22 pts, 5 reb

Isaiah Thompson 20 pts, 4 reb

Zach Anderson 19 pts, 12 reb

Outstanding Players (QUOC):

AJ McKee 23 pts, 4 reb

Kalib Mathews 16 pts, 4 reb

BJ McLaurin 14 pts, 9 reb


FGCU came to play offensively Thursday night, and kept pace with a Queens offense that consistently has had no issues scoring all season. The Eagles were led offensively by Andre Weir, who finished with 22 points. Isaiah Thompson (20 points), and Zach Anderson (19 points 12 rebounds) also finished in double figures in scoring for the Eagles. The Royals were led offensively by AJ McKee, who finished with a game high 23 points. Kalib Mathews (16 points), BJ McLaurin (14 points), and Kenny Dye (13 points), also scored in double figures for Queens. The game came down to BJ McLaurin hitting two key free throws with 26 seconds left, after Andre Weir was called for his fifth and final foul, after going over the back on McLaurin.

It’s another frustrating loss for the Eagles, and at some point FGCU has to start winning these type of games on the road. Queens was playing NCAA Division II last season, and the Eagles struggled with Bellarmine when they first came to the ASUN Conference, so there’s a theme now for the Eagles with transitioning teams.

What’s Next:

FGCU (14-8, 4-5 ASUN) remain on the road and face Liberty University (17-5, 8-1 ASUN), Saturday night at 7 PM from Liberty Arena.

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