Alcorn State vs Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast 50, Alcorn St. 48

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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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Scoreboard
Alcorn State (1-4)153348
Florida Gulf Coast (3-2) «262450

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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
 37.5%60% 
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
 34.6%56.5% 
SWAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Texas So.17-223-12105
Alcorn St.14-518-14228
Grambling11-815-17318
Southern U.11-815-18320
Jackson St.10-914-18322
Prairie View10-913-20307
Miss. Val.7-127-25334
Ark.-PB6-127-25345
Alabama St.6-138-23342
Alabama A&M2-162-27351

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328
 
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