Morant scores 16; Florida Gulf Coast holds off Siena 73-69
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Demetris Morant scored a career-high 16 points, Brandon Goodwin added 14 and Florida Gulf Coast held off Siena 73-69 on Friday night for its fifth straight win.
Morant had 12 points in the first half when the Eagles (6-3) shot 73 percent (19 of 26) for a 45-32 lead.
The lead was 17, 54-37, when Reggie Reid hit a 3-pointer with 14:08 to play. It was 14 on a free throw by Goodwin at the 6:27 mark before Sienna closed in with a 17-7 run, including 11 straight. The run, which made it 69-63, was stopped by Marc-Eddy Norelia's two free throws and after a Sienna basket he fed Morant for a dunk.
Two free throws by Brett Bisping pulled the Saints within 71-69. Zach Johnson made 1 of 2 free throws with 20.3 seconds to play and after the Eagles forced a jump ball he made two with 2 seconds left to secure the win.
Bisping led Sienna (3-7) with 15 points and nine rebounds.
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|Pts. Per Game|
|Ast. Per Game|
|Reb. Per Game|
|Field Goal %|
|Three Point %|
|Free Throw %|
|Field Goals||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|3-Pointers||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|
|Free Throws||0-0 (0.0%)||0-0 (0.0%)|