Fla Gulf Coast vs South Carolina Upstate

Florida Gulf Coast 71, SC-Upstate 61


MACON, Ga. (AP) - Christophe Vardiel scored 14 points to lead four double-figure scorers for Florida Gulf Coast in a 71-61 win over South Carolina Upstate Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun tournament.

The Eagles (14-16) shot 53.3 percent in the second half in rallying from a 27-21 halftime deficit.

Florida Gulf Coast trailed 35-34 with 15:38 remaining and scored eight straight. The Eagles scored six points off two turnovers during the spurt, capped by Sherwood Brown's 3 with 13:51 to play.

The third-seeded Spartans (20-12) committed seven of their 13 turnovers in the second half.

Brown finished with 12 points, Filip Cvjeticanin 11 and Bernard Thompson and Eddie Murray 10 each for the Eagles.

Sixth-seeded Florida Gulf Coast, which snapped a three-game skid, would lead by no less than five the rest of the way, and plays Mercer in the semifinals Friday.

Adrian Rodgers led the Spartans with 16 points.

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South Carolina Upstate (20-12)273461

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Fla Gulf Coast
E. Murray, F273-94-571110
C. Fieler, F232-61-12135
B. Comer, G323-92-45439
S. Brown, G304-73-460412
B. Thompson, G264-101-372210
C. Varidel244-83-461314
F. Cvjeticanin164-90-040111
K. Cantinol120-20-01030
E. Rolax100-20-01130
Totals 24-6214-2146102371
South Carolina Upstate Spartans
T. Craig, F313-132-381410
J. Maxey, F273-62-25028
R. Glenn, F245-93-683213
T. Greene, G343-143-661310
M. Blessing, G150-50-02050
A. Rodgers256-122-460116
F. Miller162-40-01124
C. Rogers150-10-02000
B. Olumuyiwa130-50-04110
Totals 22-6912-214972061

Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Other games
Michigan 72 Final
Illinois 61
Florida St 63 Final
Virginia 60
Georgia 49 Final
Kentucky 79