Lynchburg, VA- FGCU (14-9, 4-6 ASUN) loses their fifth straight ASUN Conference road game, 74-57, Saturday night vs Liberty University (18-5, 9-1 ASUN).
FGCU shot 42.9% (21/49) from the field, 38.1% (8/21) from beyond the arc, and were outrebounded 38-22 by Liberty. The Eagles dished out 11 assists, had 5 steals, and 4 blocks in the game. FGCU forced 10 Liberty team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.
Liberty shot 51.6% (32/62) from the field, 36.0% (9/25) from beyond the arc, and outrebounded FGCU 38-22. The Flames dished out 12 assists, had 5 steals, and 1 block in the game. Liberty forced 10 FGCU team turnovers, while having 10 team turnovers of their own.
Outstanding Players (FGCU):
Isaiah Thompson 20 pts, 3 asts
Andre Weir 14 pts, 6 asts
Zach Anderson 10 pts, 3 reb
Outstanding Players (LU):
Darius McGhee 24 pts, 4 reb
Kyle Rode 16 pts, 3 reb
Shiloh Robinson 14 pts, 7 reb
The Eagles struggles continued again Saturday night, as the offense hit a wall in the 2nd half vs Liberty. FGCU held their own, and stayed in the game in the first half, until Darius McGhee, who finished with a game high 24 points went off in the second half.
Isaiah Thompson, led the Eagles offensively, and had 20 points in the game. Andre Weir (14 points), and Zach Anderson (10 points), also finished in double figures in scoring for the Eagles. Darius McGhee (24 points), Kyle Rode (16 points), Shiloh Robinson (14 points), and Blake Preston (10 points) all finished in double figures in scoring for Liberty. FGCU has to play two complete halves of basketball, and Coach Chambers may need to mix some things up when it comes to the starting lineup, to get more offense. When the core of Thompson, Weir, and Anderson aren’t scoring, this team struggles, and FGCU is holding onto the final seed in the ASUN Conference tournament, if the tournament began tomorrow, which is a nightmare considering how well their preseason went.
FGCU (14-9, 4-6 ASUN) heads home to face UCA (7-16, 2-8 ASUN), Thursday night at 7 PM from Alico Arena.