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Beard's late 3 lifts FIU over Florida Gulf Coast 81-80

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brian Beard Jr. made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.1 seconds left and scored 21 points to help Florida International rally past Florida Gulf Coast 81-80 on Wednesday night.

Trailing by eight at halftime, FIU scored 10 straight to take a 52-45 lead on Devon Andrews' free throw and led by as many as 10 points before the Eagles closed to 78-76 on Haanif Cheatham's free throw with 1:11 to play. Raysean Scott Jr. hit a 3 and Cheatham added a free throw for an 80-78 Eagles' lead with 27 seconds left before Beard hit his 3 and the Eagles missed a shot before time expired.

Devon Andrews scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Golden Panthers (7-1), who made 12 of 31 3-pointers and scored 20 points off of 19 FGCU turnovers. Beard and Willy Nunez Jr. had four 3s apiece and Nunez added 14 points for FIU.

Brady Ernst scored 15 points and Scott had 12 with 14 rebounds for FGCU (2-7), which won the rebound battle 46-29. Cheatham and Dinero Mercurius scored 14 apiece.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
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%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo FIU 7-1 344781
home team logo FGCU 2-7 413980
Team Stats
away team logo FIU 7-1 82.6 PPG 39.4 RPG 14.7 APG
home team logo FGCU 2-7 71.3 PPG 35.8 RPG 14.0 APG
Key Players
4
B. Beard Jr. 17.3 PPG 3.3 RPG 6.1 APG 39.5 FG%
11
S. Casimir 14.1 PPG 2.6 RPG 2.4 APG 48.0 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB