Florida Gulf Coast vs Northern Kentucky

Florida Gulf Coast 60, Northern Kentucky 53

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Chase Fieler scored 19 points and Bernard Thompson added 18 as Florida Gulf Coast won its seventh straight game, beating Northern Kentucky 60-53 Thursday night to hold onto first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference

Florida Gulf Coast (19-8, 11-3) opened the game on an 8-0 run but Northern Kentucky trailed by just one at halftime, 24-23, and took its largest lead of the game, 46-41, on an Eshaunte Jones 3-pointer midway through the second half.

But Thompson answered with five straight points to tie it, Fieler made a free throw and a dunk then Thompson hit a 3-pointer with 5 minutes remaining to give the Eagles the lead for good, 52-47.

Florida Gulf Coast outshot the Norse 44 percent (23 of 52) to 39 percent (19 of 49) and improved to 7-0 when holding opponents under 60 points.

Jones paced Northern Kentucky (8-13, 6-7) with 20 points.

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Scoreboard
Florida Gulf Coast (19-8) «243660
Northern Kentucky (8-13)233053

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Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
C. Fieler, F327-94-681219
E. McKnight, F202-30-06014
S. Brown, G353-110-08336
B. Thompson, G306-103-443318
B. Comer, G291-82-24424
E. Murray191-30-01013
C. Varidel171-30-00012
D. Graf112-30-12204
F. Cvjeticanin70-20-00000
Totals 23-529-1337131360
 44.2%69.2% 
Northern Kentucky Norse
E. Watson, F313-90-05126
J. Staley, F50-10-00100
E. Faulkner, G402-61-23326
E. Jones, G406-154-646020
C. Jackson, G355-73-470513
T. White271-40-03122
T. Johnson121-40-01123
J. Flournoy101-30-02003
Totals 19-498-1226131353
 38.8%66.7% 
Atlantic Sun
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
FGCU12-226-885
Lipscomb11-320-13189
No. Florida8-615-19217
S.C. Upstate7-717-16229
Kennesaw St.7-714-18259
Jacksonville5-917-16291
N.J. Tech3-1111-20290
Stetson3-1111-21328

Horizon League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Oakland14-425-9109
Valparaiso14-424-971
N. Kentucky12-624-1187
Green Bay12-618-14158
Wright St.11-720-12115
Ill.-Chicago7-1117-19250
Detroit6-128-23288
Youngstown St.5-1313-21252
Clev. St.5-139-22260
Milwaukee4-1411-24258
 
Other games
NW 59 Final
OHST 69
WISC 53 Final
MINN 58
SJU 58 Final
LOU 72
ARIZ 58 Final
COLO 71
GONZ 77 Final
STMA 60