FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Bernard Thompson scored 18 points and Chase Fieler finished a rebound shy of a double-double as Florida Gulf Coast opened a massive first-half advantage and cruised over Jacksonville 78-55 in Atlantic Sun Conference action Saturday.
Thompson was 7-of-12 shooting while Fieler scored 10 points with nine rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (10-6, 2-1).
Florida Gulf Coast opened with a 13-2 lead capped by Sherwood Brown's jumper just over 5 minutes into the game. The Eagles closed the half on a 26-10 run and held the Dolphins to a single field goal over the final 6 minutes for a 43-17 intermission advantage.
Florida Gulf Coast is now 8-0 at home this year, tying the program's Division I record for consecutive home victories.
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.