Defense shines as Florida Gulf Coast defeats Lipscomb 67-61
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Florida Gulf Coast held Lipscomb to 61 points on 29.4 percent shooting and swatted 10 blocks on the way to a 67-61 win on Wednesday night. Both marks represented season bests for the Eagles.
Christian Carlyle had 13 points for Florida Gulf Coast (12-17, 7-7 Atlantic Sun Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory. Zach Scott added eight rebounds.
Lipscomb scored 33 points in the second half, a season low for the team.
The Eagles leveled the season series against the Bisons with the win. Lipscomb defeated Florida Gulf Coast 89-81 on Jan. 24. Florida Gulf Coast faces Kennesaw State at home on Saturday. Lipscomb plays NJIT at home on Tuesday.
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Updated February 20, 2019