Alcorn State vs Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast 50, Alcorn St. 48


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Chase Fieler scored 16 points and Florida Gulf Coast made 2 of 4 free throws in the last minute to hold off Alcorn State 50-48 Wednesday night.

The Eagles (3-2) led 26-15 at intermission of the Battle 4 Atlantis game, but the Braves (1-4) chipped away, taking a 37-36 lead with 9:18 remaining.

The game was tied five times in the second half, with Josh Nicholas hitting two Alcorn State free throws with 1:11 left to make it 48-48.

After Sherwood Brown made the front end of a 1-and-1 with 58 seconds remaining, the Braves' Anthony Evans missed a 3-pointer.

Christophe Varidel, who finished with 10 points, also hit the first of two foul shots for Florida Gulf Coast, then Evans missed another 3-point attempt at the buzzer.

Evans had 19 points, making 3 of 12 from long range.

Florida Gulf Coast scored 23 points off 20 Alcorn State turnovers.

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Alcorn State Braves
J. Nicholas, F270-04-67054
M. Starks, F100-00-01020
A. Evans, G398-170-030219
L. Luckett, G335-133-741313
A. Nieves, G333-110-07436
S. Raquil211-10-07112
D. Hampton161-42-23014
J. Hester160-00-02030
T. Hunt40-10-00000
M. Myles10-00-00000
M. Sanders00-10-00000
Totals 18-489-154062048
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
C. Fieler, F335-146-751116
E. McKnight, F312-92-48056
S. Brown, G353-81-47317
B. Thompson, G332-53-52207
B. Comer, G221-30-12442
C. Varidel214-81-230210
E. Murray130-30-02040
D. Graf111-20-01012
L. Livingston10-00-00000
A. Blessig00-00-01000
Totals 18-5213-2335101850
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.16-218-15185
Alcorn St.13-515-15253
Jackson St.12-620-16222
Southern U.11-722-13186
Alabama St.9-914-17265
Prairie View7-117-24334
Alabama A&M6-1210-18332
Miss. Val.6-128-27330

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida10-422-12161
N.J. Tech8-620-15207
Kennesaw St.7-711-20263
S.C. Upstate4-1010-22324
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