Florida Gulf Coast (17-8) and USC Upstate (13-12) Square Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL
  USC Upstate 25 24 49
  Florida Gulf Coast 31 43 74
Sat, Feb 09 2013, 05:15 PM

Alico Arena
Fort Myers, FL
Attendance: 3,621
TV: ESPN3.com

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Florida Gulf Coast hosts USC Upstate at Alico Arena on Saturday. The game tips off at 5:15 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN3.com. The Eagles beat the Spartans 72-71 on Jan. 10 and are 6-4 against them over the last four years.

USC Upstate is in third place in the conference and just behind first place Florida Gulf Coast with a chance to catch up. Florida Gulf Coast has won its last five games.

In their last outing, behind 17 points and 5 rebounds from Sherwood Brown, the Eagles blew out East Tennessee State 67-43 on Feb. 7. With 15.8 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Spartans, Ricardo Glenn finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in the 73-66 loss to Stetson on Feb. 7. He is averaging 10 points per game in addition to a team-best 8.3 rebounds per game. The Four Factors in which USC Upstate stands out are offensive rebounding percentage at 37.2 percent and turnover percentage at 20.0 percent.

StatSmack! Florida Gulf Coast is better than USC Upstate
  • It's only wins and losses, but Florida Gulf Coast has a better overall record than USC Upstate this season (16-8 vs 13-11).
  • More violent crime happens per capita in Spartanburg so be careful if you visit (when compared to Fort Myers -- according to the FBI).
  • Florida Gulf Coast has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (41.10% to 36.73%).
  • Florida Gulf Coast is better under pressure, and has defeated USC Upstate in 3 out of the last 4 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
UPSTATE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Torrey Craig 31 17 7 2 1 1 3
C Ricardo Glenn 25 10 8 2 1 0 2
C Ty Greene 33 13 3 2 2 0 1
C Jodd Maxey 25 8 6 2 1 2 1
D+ Adrian Rodgers 21 9 2 2 1 0 2
D B. Olomuwiya 17 4 3 1 0 1 1
D Fred Miller 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
D Mario Blessing 22 4 2 2 1 0 2
D- Rob Elam 11 1 1 1 0 0 0
D- Jeremy Ford 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Bruce Haynes 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
FGCU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Sherwood Brown 32 16 6 1 2 0 2
B- B. Thompson 29 14 4 2 3 0 2
C+ Chase Fieler 27 12 5 2 1 1 2
C Brett Comer 26 8 3 6 2 0 4
C Eric McKnight 22 7 5 0 0 1 2
D+ Eddie Murray 16 4 3 0 0 0 1
D+ C. Varidel 17 6 2 1 0 0 2
D+ F. Cvjeticanin 15 5 3 0 0 0 0
D+ L. Livingston 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Dajuan Graf 14 2 2 2 1 0 1
D A. Blessig 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Marcus Blake 5 0 1 0 0 0 0

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Atlantic Sun Standings

OverallConf
1 Mercer 27-9 14-4
 1FGCU 22-13 14-4
3 USC Upstate 19-15 11-7
4 ETSU 19-16 10-8
4 North Florida 16-16 10-8
4 Lipscomb 15-15 10-8
7 Jacksonville 12-18 8-10
8 NoKY 9-21 5-13
8 Stetson 7-24 5-13
10 Kennesaw State 6-25 3-15
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#21 TeJai Allen Fr G 6-4 198
#24 Marcus Blake Jr F 6-7 196
#22 Kevin Boyle Jr G 5-9 175
#0 Brett Comer Jr G 6-3 192
#15 F. Cvjeticanin Jr F 6-9 218
#3 Julian DeBose Jr G 6-4 196
#20 Chase Fieler Sr F 6-8 205
#35 Dajuan Graf So G 6-0 170
#14 Brian Greene Jr So G 6-3 205
#1 Nate Hicks Jr F/C 6-10 217
#10 Logan Hovey Fr F 6-7 210
#5 Jamail Jones Jr G 6-6 215
#12 Eric McKnight Jr F 6-9 210
#25 M. Norelia So F 6-8 225
#11 Nick Pellar So F 6-6 205
#4 Armand Shoon Fr G 6-3 180
#2 B. Thompson Jr G 6-3 166