Scores

Final

NKU 54

(4-11, 2-5 A-Sun)

FGCU 73

(13-8, 5-3 A-Sun)

5:15 PM ET, January 19, 2013

Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida

1 2 T
NKU 23 3154
FGCU 43 3073

Top Performers

Northern Kentucky: E. Jones 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast

Florida Gulf Coast: S. Brown 29 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Florida Gulf Coast 73, Northern Kentucky 54

Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sherwood Brown scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Florida Gulf Coast to a 73-54 win over Northern Kentucky on Saturday.

The 6-foot-4 Brown became the first Florida Gulf Coast player to record a double-double in four straight games. The Eagles (13-8, 5-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Florida Gulf Coast held the Norse to 29.2 percent shooting (7 of 24) from the floor in the first half to claim a 43-23 halftime lead. Brown, who made of 11 of 17 from the floor and knocked down five 3-pointers, scored 16 points in the first half.

Christophe Varidel finished with 12 points and Chase Fieler added 10 for the Eagles, who shot 50 percent (26 of 52) for the game.

Eshaunte Jones scored 22 points for Northern Kentucky (4-11, 2-5), which has lost two straight. Ernest Watson had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NKU
FGCU
Points 54 73
FG Made-Attempted 18-54 (.333) 26-52 (.500)
3P Made-Attempted 10-29 (.345) 12-27 (.444)
FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 9-11 (.818)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 20

2012-13 Season

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