FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Sherwood Brown scored 21 points and Florida Gulf Coast rode a big second half to a 74-49 rout of South Carolina Upstate Saturday night in Atlantic Sun play.
The Eagles (18-8, 10-3), leading by six at halftime, outscored the Spartans (13-13, 7-6) 43-24 in the second half for an easy victory. They avenged a 72-71 overtime loss at SC Upstate (13-13, 7-6) on Jan. 10.
Brown got help from Bernard Thompson, who scored 10 points and made five steals. Eddie Murray also scored 10 coming off the bench. Brett Comer contributed nine assists.
The Eagles, who led by just 33-30 early in the second half, went on a 10-2 run that included five points from Filip Cvjeticanin. Florida Gulf Coast outscored the Spartans 36-22 in the paint, and 25-10 while capitalizing on 21 SC Upstate turnovers.
Ricardo Glenn led the Spartans with 17 points. Ty Greene added 11.