Florida Gulf Coast 86, Samford 62

Sherwood Brown scored 22 points and Bernard Thompson added 21

points and eight rebounds as Florida Gulf Coast beat Samford 86-62

Wednesday night in nonconference action.

Chase Fieler chipped in with 10 points and nine rebounds, and

Filip Cvjeticanin added 12 points off the bench for Florida Gulf

Coast (5-3).

Florida Gulf Coast took a commanding lead early opening the game

on a 20-5 run. The Eagles led at halftime 34-24.

Samford (1-7) would get within 8 points in the second half,

34-26, but the Eagles would push the lead to double figures for the

rest of the game.

Florida Gulf Coast shot 57.1 percent (16 for 28) in the second

half to blow out Samford.

The Eagles dominated the Bulldogs on the glass, outrebounding

Samford 44-25 for the game.

Raijon Kelly led the Bulldogs with 13 points.