Jacksonville, FL- FGCU (15-11, 5-8 ASUN) snapped a five game losing streak, defeating UNF (10-15, 5-8 ASUN), 68-66, Thursday night from UNF Arena.
FGCU shot 51.9% (28/54) from the field, 33.3% (5/15) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded UNF 32-30. The Eagles dished out 10 assists, had 8 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 8 UNF team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.
UNF shot 43.1% (25/58) from the field, 30.4% (7/23) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 32-30 by FGCU. The Ospreys dished out 9 assists, had 0 steals, and 3 blocks in the game. UNF forced 10 FGCU team turnovers, while having 8 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Dakota Rivers 13 pts, 2 asts
Caleb Catto 12 pts, 4 reb
Chase Johnston 11 pts, 2 reb
Outstanding Players (UNF):
Jadyn Parker 16 pts, 6 reb
Jose Placer 13 pts, 4 reb
Jarius Hicklen 13 pts, 4 asts
The game between FGCU and UNF had twenty lead changes, and there was a bit of everything in the game. FGCU held UNF to 14% (2/14) from beyond the arc, in the first half of the game. Balanced scoring occurred for both teams in the game, as the Eagles and Ospreys both had four players score 10 points or more in the game.
FGCU was led offensively by Dakota Rivers, who scored 13 points, and hit the game winning three point field goal, to put FGCU up 68-66, with 12 seconds left in the game. Caleb Catto (12 points), Chase Johnston (11 points), and Zach Anderson (10 points), all scored in double figures for FGCU.
UNF was led offensively by Jadyn Parker who scored a game high 16 points. Jose Placer (13 points), Jarius Hicklen (13 points), and Dorian James (11 points), all scored in double figures for the Ospreys. FGCU held Carter Hendricksen to 3 points which was key to the victory. The Eagles survived, and now are back in the chase for an ASUN Conference tournament bid. The Eagles have to keep up the momentum, as they remain on the road for a key game Saturday afternoon.
FGCU (15-11, 5-8 ASUN) remains on the road to face Jacksonville University (12-12, 5-8 ASUN), Saturday afternoon at 4 PM, from Historic Swisher Gymnasium.
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