Scores

Final

East Tenn St 66

(17-8, 12-2 A-Sun)

FGCU 59

(5-16, 2-10 A-Sun)

    7:00 PM ET, February 4, 2011

    Alico Arena, Fort Myers, Florida

    1 2 T
    ETSU 30 3666
    FGCU 23 3659

    Top Performers

    East Tennessee State: M. Smith 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Florida Gulf Coast: K. Cantinol 11 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    ETSU 66, Florida Gulf Coast 59

    Associated Press

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Smith scored 16 points and East Tennessee State held off Florida Gulf Coast 66-59 on Friday night.

    ETSU opened the second half on a 21-11 run to grab its biggest lead of the game at 51-34 after a layup by Smith with 12:07 remaining.

    The Eagles went on an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 55-50 with 5:10 to play. But a 7-1 surge gave ETSU a 62-51 lead with 2:16 left and the Eagles could get no closer than seven the rest of the way.

    ETSU scored 26 points off 20 Florida Gulf Coast turnovers, but the Eagles outscored the Buccaneers 17-5 on second-chance points on the strength of a 35-31 rebounding edge.

    Michah Williams added 15 points for ETSU (17-8, 12-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won four straight.

    Christophe Varidel scored 19 points, and Anthony Banks and Kevin Cantinol each added 11 for the Eagles (5-16, 2-10), who have lost three in a row.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ETSU
    FGCU
    Points 66 59
    FG Made-Attempted 23-54 (.426) 18-50 (.360)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-16 (.875) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 17 1

    2010-11 Season

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