Florida Gulf Coast beats Belmont 85-80

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP)—Reed Baker and Sherwood Brown scored 16 points apiece to pace Florida Gulf Coast to an 85-80 win over Belmont on Saturday.

Brown added seven rebounds for the Eagles (8-20, 5-13 Atlantic Sun Conference), who snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win. Reggie Chambers chipped in with 12 points.

The Eagles led 79-74 with 50 seconds remaining, but Belmont used a quick 6-2 run to cut the lead to 81-80 after Brandon Baker’s 3-pointer with 19 seconds left. However, Belmont would not score again, and Brown and Chambers each made a pair of free throws to secure the win.

Ian Clark led Belmont (17-11, 12-6) with 11 points. The Bruins had a six-game winning streak snapped.

Florida Gulf Coast shot 82.1 percent from the free throw line (23-for-28), while Belmont shot 19-for-30 from the charity stripe (63.3 percent).

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Belmont
Jon House Jon House
2-2,  9 Pts
2 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Fla Gulf Coast
Reed Baker Reed Baker
6-12,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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