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.