Following the FGCU adult males scored the opening bucket to start off the recreation, the FIU adult males answered, hardly ever seemed again and held the direct for the remaining 38:27 versus FGCU to get an 85-69 win on the highway in Alico Arena. Right here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s sport against the browsing Panthers.
Role reversal: Soon after a 66-62 upset towards Miami where by the Eagles (3-2) manufactured 13-of-30 shots from further than the arc and Miami made just 3-of-19 shots, the percentages have been rather considerably the reverse in this one. FIU (5-1) made 13-of-31 photographs from length (42%), even though the Eagles were being 6-of-24 (25%). “I just imagined we have been hesitant,” FGCU coach Michael Fly reported. “When I watched the movie, we broke the push the 1st two possessions and had wide open seems and it looked like we weren’t guaranteed if we should take them or not. That was a little something through preparing we talked about, remaining the most aggressive workforce. Let us break the push and attack. Pictures we were capturing without having hesitation the other night, we weren’t absolutely sure if we should generate or shoot it.”
Catto, Largie continue to be warm: Of the 6 treys built, junior guard Caleb Catto was dependable for a few of them and finished the night time with 22 points, 1 issue quick of his year substantial, which he set against Florida Nationwide on Dec. 6. Sophomore Cyrus Largie posted one more double-digit overall performance, ending with 12 details, nine rebounds, and four helps. Largie has now posted 4 consecutive double digit game titles, and in five of the past 6 games dating back to very last season.
Upperclassmen raise FIU: The Panthers commenced five upperclassmen, and three of them finished the night time in double digits, led by Antonio Daye Jr., who netted 23 points on 8-of-10 capturing. Rashad Davis included 16 of his very own, although Eric Lovett totaled 14. “To be genuine, I did not (assume the expertise mattered),” Fly claimed. “At this stage, we’re not a younger staff. We’re not an inexperienced group. Eli (Abaev) has to complete. Justus (Rainwater) has to conduct. Caleb did what I imagine he’s able of performing tonight for the most portion. The times of becoming younger is no extended the circumstance. We require our men that we’re counting on to complete. Tonight, they just came out with a feeling of urgency and our fellas arrived out lackadaisical. I considered we weren’t prepared to go from the bounce. At the commencing, they punched us in the mouth and ordinarily, we punch back. Tonight, we saved getting punches until finally it was much too late to get back again in the match.”
Improved success inside of: In section owing to the match prepare set up by Fly and the coaching staff against Miami, the Eagles scored just 8 points in the paint. In the first 10 minutes of the sport, Fly’s squad experienced 10 details inside of and ended the night time with 38 points overall. “Tonight to me wasn’t about offense,” Fly reported. “We did not make a ton of pictures from the 3-point line. Tonight, to me, was about the defensive conclude. We could not get stops. That is a staple of our software.”
Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers: Immediately after their cheapest turnover activity in opposition to Miami with 13, the Eagles ended tonight’s video game with 20, which marks the 3rd sport this time with 20 or additional turnovers in a game. The Eagles now have 92 whole via 5 games. “We want to operate and play in changeover, but it’s challenging to participate in in changeover when you cannot get stops. Their push definitely did not bother us. It was unforced problems in the half courtroom. That stuff we talked about is how to relieve stress and we just weren’t capable to execute our sport strategy coming in.”
Next games: FGCU will stay at Alico Arena to take on Webber Intercontinental Friday at 7 p.m. and will shut out the non-convention part of its plan Tuesday, Dec. 22 towards Ga Southern at 7 p.m.
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