FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sherwood Brown led Florida Gulf Coast with 14 points and seven rebounds as the Eagles beat Loyola (Md.) 65-50 Saturday night in a nonconference game.
Florida Gulf Coast opened the game on a 14-6 run, with all five starters scoring during the early stretch.
Brown scored 10 points in the first half as the Eagles led at halftime 34-26.
Loyola (7-2) failed to keep up in the second half. Florida Gulf Coast started the second half with a 10-2 run to build a 16-point lead, 44-28.
The Eagles dominated in fast-break points, outscoring the Greyhounds in transition 20-0.
This was the first loss for the Greyhounds in their last six contests.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.