Florida Gulf Coast defeats Stetson 85-76
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)—Reed Baker scored 23 points and Florida Gulf Coast University beat Stetson 85-76 in Atlantic Sun Conference action on Thursday night.
Delvin Franklin added 19 points and Kyle Marks had 17 for the Florida Gulf Coast (6-10, 2-3), while Reggie Chambers chipped in 13.
Florida Gulf Coast, who was 31-for-45 from the free-throw line, scored its final 20 points from the line as Stetson (6-7, 3-2) began fouling with 5:21 to play.
Garfield Blair scored 26 points, A.J. Smith added 17 and Sheldon Oliver had 10 for the Hatters.
The Eagles led 29-23 at halftime as Stetson hit just 22.9 percent of its shots in the first half (8 of 35).
Florida Gulf Coast opened the second half on an 8-1 run and led 37-24 after a 3-pointer from Franklin.
The Eagles’ victory avenged a 76-71 Stetson win in DeLand, Fla. on Dec. 4.