Kennesaw, GA- #10 seed FGCU saw their season come to an end, losing 61-55, to #9 seed Queens University of Charlotte, Monday night from the KSU Convocation Center.
Stats (#10 FGCU):
FGCU shot 37.7% (20/53) from the field, 29.4% (10/34) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 43-29 by Queens. The Eagles dished out 12 assists, had 7 steals, and 4 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 12 Queens team turnovers, while having 15 team turnovers of their own.
Stats (#9 QUOC):
Queens shot 30.5% (18/59) from the field, 30.8% (8/26) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 43-29. The Royals dished out 10 assists, had 5 steals, and 0 blocks in the game. Queens forced 15 FGCU team turnovers, while having 12 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (#10 FGCU):
Chase Johnston 24 pts, 4 reb
Isaiah Thompson 9 pts
Zach Anderson 8 pts, 6 reb
Outstanding Players (#9 QUOC):
BJ McLaurin 12 pts, 4 reb
Kenny Dye 12 pts, 3 reb
Jay’Den Turner 11 pts, 18 reb
The Eagles saw their frustrating season come to an end Monday night, and it’s such a disappointment after such a promising non-conference slate of games. FGCU grabbed 0 offensive rebounds, and were outrebounded 43-29 in the game by the Royals. Balanced scoring was key in the win for Queens, as all of their starters finished with either 11 or 12 points in the game. Scoring droughts were a common theme in the second half of the game, after such a hot start for both teams in the first half of the game.
Queens was led offensively by BJ McLaurin and Kenny Dye, who each finished with 12 points in the game. Jay’Den Turner was a beast in the post, and finished with a double double of 11 points, and a game high 18 rebounds. FGCU was led offensively by Chase Johnston, who scored a game high 24 points, on 6/12 shooting from beyond the arc. Johnston did all he could to keep the Eagles in the game, but it just wasn’t enough. The offseason starts now for the Eagles, so it’ll be interesting to see what this team looks like with players graduating, and the players that decide to enter the transfer portal. Coach Chambers will be entering year 2, and the Eagles faithful is yearning for a winning season where FGCU is more competitive in ASUN Conference play, and can make a deep run in the ASUN Conference tournament.
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