Scores

Final

FGCU 79

(10-7, 4-0 A-Sun)

North Florida 75

(9-9, 3-2 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, January 9, 2014

    UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida

    1 2 T
    FGGU 38 4179
    UNF 38 3775

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: B. Comer 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    North Florida: B. Beech 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl

    Florida Gulf Coast holds off North Florida 79-75

    Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Brett Comer scored 15 points and Jamail Jones added 13 as Florida Gulf Coast held on to defeat North Florida 79-75 Thursday night.

    The Eagles (10-7, 4-0 Atlantic Sun Conference) shot 50.8 percent from the field and scored 20 points off turnovers to North Florida's 11. Chase Fieler and Bernard Thompson each scored 12 points, capping four starters in double figures.

    North Florida (9-9, 3-2) shot 44.4 percent for the game, but was outscored 38-24 in the paint. Beau Beech scored 14 points and Dallas Moore had 13 for the Ospreys.

    After trailing by six early in the second half, FGCU surged ahead as Jones converted a three-point play to ignite an 11-1 run and put the Eagles up 71-62 with 4:42 remaining. North Florida stormed back to pull within one with 22 seconds left, but FGCU finished 5 of 6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGGU
    UNF
    Points 79 75
    FG Made-Attempted 31-61 (.508) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 9-25 (.360)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-17 (.706) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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