Scores

Final

FGCU 71

(14-16, 8-10 A-Sun)

USC Upstate 61

(20-12, 13-5 A-Sun)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    8:30 PM ET, March 1, 2012

    Hawkins Arena, Macon, Georgia

    1 2 T
    FGGU 21 5071
    UPST 27 3461

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: C. Varidel 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    South Carolina Upstate: R. Glenn 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida Gulf Coast 71, SC-Upstate 61

    Associated Press

    MACON, Ga. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGGU
    UPST
    Points 71 61
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 22-69 (.319)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-19 (.474) 5-21 (.238)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-21 (.667) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 6

    2011-12 Season

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