Florida Gulf Coast 76, N.C. Central 67

Reed Baker scored 14 points to lead four players in double

figures as Florida Gulf Coast defeated North Carolina Central 76-67

on Wednesday night.

Florida Gulf Coast (3-6) shot only 43.5 percent from the field

(27-for-62), but took advantage of North Carolina Central’s 37.7

percent shooting (23-for-61) to win its third straight game.

Florida Gulf Coast took the lead for good at 61-60 on Derrick

O’Neil’s layup with 5:58 left and built its advantage to 66-60 on

another O’Neil layup.

North Carolina Central (2-8) scored five straight points, but

Florida Gulf Coast pulled away in the final 2:19.

Reggie Chambers added 12 points and 11 assists, and O’Neil and

Eddie Murray scored 11 each for Florida Gulf Coast.

C.J. Wilkerson led North Carolina Central with 26 points, going

8-for-14 from the field. Nick Chasten added 12 points and T.J.

Granger scored 10 points.