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Jeremy Senglin scored 23 points and Weber State beat Murray State 75-59 in the championship game of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday night.
Senglin was 8 of 9 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Wildcats (4-2). Joel Bolomboy had a double-double, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds. Dusty Baker added 11 points and three assists. The team averaged 56.5 percent shooting from the field including 9 of 17 (52.9 percent) from distance.
Weber State fell behind 30-26 late in the first half but a Bolomboy 3-pointer and a dunk by Zach Braxton helped the Wildcats take a 40-35 lead at halftime.
Senglin sank back-to-back 3-pointers early in the second half to stretch the Weber State lead to 52-42, and a pair of 3s by Baker in the final four minutes sealed the win.
Jeffery Moss scored 17 points for the Racers (4-2). Wayne Langston added 16 points and eight rebounds.
It was a case of ‘too little, too late,’ for the Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team on Monday Night as they fell to Bowling Green 82-77 at the Alico Center on Monday night. Despite being down by 16 points twice in the second half, the Eagles (3-2) staged a furious comeback, slicing the Falcons’ (3-2) advantage to only four points at 78-74 with 49 seconds left to play, but were unable to come away with the victory.
Redshirt junior Marc-Eddy Norelia recorded his third-straight double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as the FGCU men’s basketball team (3-1) won its third-straight game with a 73-60 victory over North Dakota (2-2) Sunday night at Alico Arena in the second day of the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic.
Redshirt sophomore Antravious Simmons (Miami, Fla./VCU/South Miami HS) recorded 12 points and grabbed a season-high-tying seven rebounds, sophomore Christian Terrell (Jacksonville, Fla./Providence HS) recorded 10 of his 11 points in the second half and issued five assists and freshman Reggie Reid (Harlem, Ga./Harlem HS) dished out a game-best nine assists in only 19 foul-plagued minutes.
After playing a triple-overtime contest just 24 hours earlier, FGCU started flat and shot just 34.5 percent from the floor (10-29) in the first half as the Eagles hit the break trailing for the second-straight night, 31-28. However, FGCU flipped the script in the second half as it connected at a 63.3-percent clip from the field (19-30) in the final 20 minutes.
Behind a Division-I program-record-tying 34 points and a near-record 18 rebounds from Marc-Eddy Norelia, the FGCU men’s basketball team (2-1) overcame a 15-point second-half deficit and six-point deficit in the third overtime to claim a 104-101 victory over Youngstown State (0-3) Saturday night in the Eagles’ longest home game ever.
When: Saturday, Nov. 21 – Monday, Nov. 23
Where: Alico Arena (4,333 + 300 SRO) | Fort Myers, Fla.
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DUNK CITY, Fla. - Coming off a home-opening win on Monday night, the FGCU men’s basketball team (1-1) welcomes three teams to Southwest Florida for the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic at Alico Arena beginning Saturday, Nov. 21, and concluding Monday, Nov. 23.
The non-exempt tournament features Youngstown State, North Dakota and Bowling Green as FGCU will play each team at 7 p.m. in consecutive days, while the two teams the Eagles are not playing that day will tip off at 4 p.m.
The No. 24 FGCU swimming and diving team finished the first day at the Georgia Tech Invite in second place after turning in a pair of school records and finishing first in two other events at the McAuley Aquatics Center on Thursday night.
“It was a great day one for the girls as they started fast and put themselves in a good position for the rest of the weekend,” said FGCU head coach Neal Studd. “We had a number of girls achieve NCAA qualifying times and broke a couple school records with Barbara and Lani. Overall, we showed a lot of depth and are excited to keep it rolling tomorrow.”
The 200-yard freestyle relay of Katie Latham (Deal, Kent, United Kingdom/Sir Roger Manwood’s School), Kristin Julien (San Fernand, Trinidad & Tobago/St. Stephen’s College), Barbara Caraballo (Ponce, Puerto Rico/Indian River/Newsome HS) andKatie Armitage (Bushey, United Kingdom/Queens School Bushey) got the final events started as they edged quartets from nationally-ranked Arkansas and Alabama to win the event in a season-best time of 1:30.61.