Kennesaw State vs Florida Gulf Coast

FGCU advances to title game in Atlantic Sun Tournament

Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brandon Goodwin scored 28 points and top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast defeated Kennesaw State 74-62 on Thursday night, sending the Eagles into the Atlantic Sun Tournament championship game.

The Eagles (25-7), the defending conference tournament champions, will play No. 3 seed North Florida in the title game on Sunday.

Demetris Morant added 14 points and Marc-Eddy Norelia 10 points and 10 rebounds for FGCU, which won its sixth straight and defeated the Owls (14-18) for the 14th consecutive time.

Kendrick Ray made four 3-pointers and scored 27 points for the Owls. Nick Masterson added 16 points.

FGCU made only 3 of 15 from the arc but still shot 54 percent, outscoring the Owls 54-26 in the paint.

The Eagles scored the game's first six points and never trailed, but they didn't break away until a 16-5 run, with seven points from Goodwin, which left them ahead by 17 midway through the second half. The lead remained in double figures.

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Kennesaw State (14-18)313162
Florida Gulf Coast (25-7) «344074
KENSAW:K. Ray 27 Pts
KENSAW:A. Williams 6 Reb
KENSAW:K. Ray 5 Ast
FGC:B. Goodwin 28 Pts
FGC:M. Norelia 10 Reb
FGC:M. Norelia 3 Ast

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Kennesaw StateFlorida Gulf Coast
Kendrick Ray
Brandon Goodwin
Kennesaw State Owls
K. Ray, G3811-241-315127
N. Masterson, G356-72-224216
A. Williams, F271-44-46046
K. Clarke, G211-30-03212
J. Jones, F181-10-03022
J. Nielsen, F222-43-31217
T. Hooker, G190-50-01030
Z. Cameron, F131-20-03002
J. Scott, G70-30-00100
C. Neysmith, G00-00-00000
J. Burnett, G00-00-00000
K. Jankovic, F00-00-00000
I. Mbuyamba, F00-00-00000
A. Wilson, F00-00-00000
Totals 23-5310-1220141462
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Z. Johnson, G323-101-24327
M. Norelia, F295-80-0103110
B. Goodwin, G2911-174-422328
D. Morant, F266-62-240214
C. Terrell, G263-70-04106
R. Reid, G200-30-02210
A. Simmons, F142-30-01034
R. Tucker, G121-32-20115
K. Mickle, F110-00-04130
C. Carlyle, G10-00-00000
J. Ko, G00-00-00000
D. Mahoney, G00-00-00000
M. Bleecher, G00-00-00000
R. Feikners, G00-00-00000
R. Scott Jr., F00-00-00000
Totals 31-579-1031131674
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
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