Scores

Final

FGCU 56

(5-14, 2-8 A-Sun)

Belmont 89

(19-4, 11-1 A-Sun)

    Coverage: FULLCT/ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, January 28, 2011

    Curb Event Center, Nashville, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    FGCU 32 2456
    BEL 42 4789

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: A. Banks 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Blk

    Belmont: J. Campbell 12 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Belmont 89, Florida Gulf Coast 56

    Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Scott Saunders had 16 points and Belmont tied a school record with 18 steals in an 89-56 rout of Florida Gulf Coast on Friday night, sweeping the season series.

    The Bruins (19-4, 11-1 Atlantic Sun Conference) used an 18-0 run to break an 8-8 tie.

    After the Eagles closed to 42-32 at halftime, Belmont opened the second half with a 24-4 run.

    Florida Gulf Coast (5-14, 2-8) could get no closer than 24 after that.

    The Bruins forced 29 turnovers, a Curb Event Center record, and shot 47.6 percent from the field (30 of 63), hitting 11 of 30 3-pointers.

    Belmont, which won the first meeting 83-51 on Jan. 3, avoided losing two games in a row after its 73-64 loss to Lipscomb on Tuesday snapped a nine-game winning streak.

    Ian Clark added 15 points for the Bruins.

    Christophe Varidel scored 15 to pace the Eagles, who shot 37 percent from the floor (17 of 46).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FGCU
    BEL
    Points 56 89
    FG Made-Attempted 17-46 (.370) 30-63 (.476)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 11-30 (.367)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-28 (.607) 18-24 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 34

    2010-11 Season

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    Jan 3, 2011 BEL 83, @FGCU 51Recap
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