Fort Myers, FL- FGCU (14-10, 4-7 ASUN), fell to UCA (8-16, 3-8 ASUN), 91-87, Thursday night from Alico Arena.

Stats (UCA):

UCA shot 53.1% (34/64) from the field, 43.3% (13/30) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 38-37 by FGCU. The Sugar Bears dished out 16 assists, had 1 steal, and 4 blocks in the game. UCA forced 7 FGCU team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.

Stats (FGCU):

FGCU shot 43.8% (32/73) from the field, 43.8% (14/32) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded UCA 38-37. The Eagles dished out 16 assists, had 7 steals, and 5 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 10 UCA team turnovers, while having 7 team turnovers of their own.

Outstanding Players (UCA):

Eddy Kayouloud 32 pts, 11 reb

Elias Cato 13 pts, 9 reb

VJ Reeves 11 pts, 4 reb

Outstanding Players (FGCU):

Isaiah Thompson 29 pts, 4 reb

Chase Johnston 20 pts, 3 reb

Caleb Catto 11 pts, 6 reb


FGCU blew a 12 point lead in the second half Thursday night, and their struggles during ASUN Conference play continue. The offense wasn’t a problem, but making stops was the bigger issue. In a game where you hold Camren Hunter to 9 points, you expect a better result. Eddy Kayouloud took over for the Sugar Bears, finishing with a game high 32 points, and 11 rebounds, dominating the Eagles in the post. We stated in the preview article, that you can’t forget about Eddy Kayouloud, and he burned FGCU offensively, Thursday night.

Isaiah Thompson did everything he could to try to will the Eagles to victory, finishing with 29 points in the game. Chase Johnston finished with 20 points, shooting 54% (6/11) from beyond the arc in the game. The Eagles issues just seem to continue, as they have lost four games in a row, and have won of three of their last ten games. Coach Chambers is looking for answers for this team, especially with the successful non-conference season they played earlier in the year. The Eagles are tied with UNF for 10th place, the final seed that qualifies for the ASUN Conference Tournament, and now have double digit losses so far this season (10). FGCU has to figure something out, or their season will be over, sooner rather than later.

What’s Next:

FGCU (14-10, 4-7 ASUN) remains at home to face UNA (13-11, 5-6 ASUN), Saturday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.

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