FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sherwood Brown scored a game-high 17 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast over East Tennessee State 67-43 Thursday night in an Atlantic Sun Conference contest.
Brown also grabbed five boards to become the first Florida Gulf Coast player to total 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
Ahead 33-21 at halftime, Brown's basket 30 seconds after the intermission sparked a 21-10 run for the Eagles, capped by Brett Comer's layup to make it 54-31 with 9:03 remaining.
East Tennessee State (7-18, 5-7) shot just 21.2 percent (7 of 33) in the second half and only 22.7 percent (15 of 66) for the game.
Jarvis Jones scored 12 points to lead the Buccaneers, who have now lost three of their last four games.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.
Two late June events provided a great start on the 2020 class and a look at some new 2019 talent.