Florida Gulf Coast vs Stetson

Stetson 80, Florida Gulf Coast 71

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DELAND, Fla. (AP) - Joel Naburgs scored a career-high 27 points and Stetson closed the game with nine unanswered points to defeat Florida Gulf Coast 80-71 Friday night, splitting the season series.

The Hatters (13-14, 10-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), who have won four of their past five, avenged a 96-65 stomping by the Eagles on Jan. 25.

With the game tied 71-71 with 2:16 left, Stetson made 7 of 8 free throws and a layup while Florida Gulf Coast missed four shots and a free throw.

Trailing 36-34 at the break, Naburgs hit two of his six 3-pointers as part of a 10-0 Stetson burst to open the second half. The Eagles regained the advantage with a 13-0 run and the teams exchanged the lead until the Hatters' final burst.

With 173 career 3-pointers, Naburgs became Stetson's all-time leader.

Bernard Thompson's 19 points led Florida Gulf Coast (19-10, 11-5), which has lost two straight.

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Scoreboard
Florida Gulf Coast (19-10)363571
Stetson (13-14) «344680
 
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
C. Fieler, F323-62-254310
E. McKnight, F243-40-00036
S. Brown, G377-190-193318
B. Thompson, G357-173-512519
B. Comer, G324-151-316110
E. Murray162-30-02014
F. Cvjeticanin81-30-01002
D. Graf81-10-00012
C. Varidel80-10-02030
Totals 28-696-1127152071
 40.6%54.5% 
Stetson Hatters
W. Green, F335-64-553115
A. Pegg, C354-50-011029
J. Naburgs, G368-125-576327
C. Perez, G357-144-650219
H. Miller, G271-13-43416
A. Graham170-61-23131
L. McInerney121-30-01313
D. Diaz50-10-01000
Totals 26-4817-2241171380
 54.2%77.3% 
Atlantic Sun
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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