Scores

Final

FGCU 60

(19-8, 11-3 A-Sun)

NKU 53

(8-13, 6-7 A-Sun)

7:00 PM ET, February 14, 2013

Bank of Kentucky Center, Highland Heights, Kentucky

1 2 T
FGCU 24 3660
NKU 23 3053

Top Performers

Florida Gulf Coast: C. Fieler 19 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

Northern Kentucky: E. Jones 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Florida Gulf Coast 60, Northern Kentucky 53

Associated Press

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Chase Fieler scored 19 points and Bernard Thompson added 18 as Florida Gulf Coast won its seventh straight game, beating Northern Kentucky 60-53 Thursday night to hold onto first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference

Florida Gulf Coast (19-8, 11-3) opened the game on an 8-0 run but Northern Kentucky trailed by just one at halftime, 24-23, and took its largest lead of the game, 46-41, on an Eshaunte Jones 3-pointer midway through the second half.

But Thompson answered with five straight points to tie it, Fieler made a free throw and a dunk then Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 5 minutes remaining to give the Eagles the lead for good, 52-47.

Florida Gulf Coast outshot the Norse 44 percent (23 of 52) to 39 percent (19 of 49) and improved to 7-0 when holding opponents under 60 points.

Jones paced Northern Kentucky (8-13, 6-7) with 20 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FGCU
NKU
Points 60 53
FG Made-Attempted 23-52 (.442) 19-49 (.388)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 7-26 (.269)
FT Made-Attempted 9-13 (.692) 8-12 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 5

2012-13 Season

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