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Florida Gulf Coast vs Kennesaw State

Florida Gulf Coast 68, Kennesaw St. 59

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KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Sherwood Brown scored 19 points as Florida Gulf Coast squandered an early lead, then rallied to defeat Kennesaw State 68-59 Monday in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams.

The Owls (1-12), who have lost 11 straight, led most of the second half and were ahead 50-48 with 7:13 left.

The Eagles (9-5) then held Kennesaw State without a field goal while building a 62-53 lead. Delbert Love broke the Owls' drought with a 3-pointer with 1:33 to go, but Florida Gulf Coast made 6 of 8 free throws down the stretch to win.

The Eagles, who have won three of their past four, jumped out to a 21-5 lead at the 11:44 mark.

The Owls (1-12) fought back, scoring the last eight points of the first half to lead 36-35 at the break.

Love's 16 points led Kennesaw State and Aaron Anderson had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

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Scoreboard
Florida Gulf Coast (9-5) «353368
Kennesaw State (1-12)362359
 
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
E. McKnight, F270-01-26141
C. Fieler, F181-33-41055
B. Thompson, G373-76-872213
S. Brown, G337-112-252319
B. Comer, G334-83-335111
F. Cvjeticanin183-70-03029
E. Murray161-11-21033
C. Varidel110-41-21001
D. Graf71-24-40016
Totals 20-4321-2728102168
 46.5%77.8% 
Kennesaw State Owls
M. Cummings, F332-87-843211
A. Anderson, F304-92-5130410
A. Osemhen, C110-10-01000
D. Love, G404-124-425116
M. Hamilton, G120-00-00230
Y. Brown262-30-00025
B. Dawson186-80-020112
N. Pruitt180-61-23221
J. Montgomery121-32-53044
Totals 19-5016-2433121959
 38%66.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Mercer14-427-9
FGCU14-422-13
S.C. Upstate11-719-15
ETSU10-819-16
No. Florida10-816-16
Lipscomb10-815-15
Jacksonville8-1012-18
Northern Kentucky5-139-21
Stetson5-137-24
Kennesaw St.3-156-25
 
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