Florida Gulf Coast 85, Belmont 80

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).