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Belmont Cruises Past FGCU
Monday, January 16, 2012
Freshman Filip Cvjeticanin led FGCU with 11 points. (Photo by Dennis Snyder)
Freshman Filip Cvjeticanin led FGCU with 11 points. (Photo by Dennis Snyder)
FGCU (8-10, 4-4 A-Sun)
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BELMONT (13-6, 6-1 A-Sun)
1/16/2011 | Curb Event Center (Nashville, Tenn.) | Attendance: 1005
1st2ndFinal
FGCU193453
BELMONT494695
Stats at a GlanceFGCUBEL
FG Percentage.375 (18-48) .547 (35-64)
3P FG Percentage.263 (5-19) .452 (14-31)
FT Percentage.800 (12-15) .786 (11-14)
Offensive Rebounds817
Defensive Rebounds1423
Total Rebounds2240
Turnovers1812
Steals79
Bench Points2946
Statistical LeadersFGCUBEL
PointsCVJETICANIN - 11
JOHNSON - 13
CLARK - 13
ReboundsTHOMPSON - 7
HANLEN - 8
AssistsCOMER - 5
HANLEN - 9
StealsTHOMPSON - 3
JOHNSON - 4
BlocksFIELER - 2
CANTINOL - 2
LANG - 1
JENKINS - 1
HEDGEPETH - 1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A dominating first half performance on both ends of the floor set the tone on Monday night, as Belmont led from start to finish in a 95-53 Atlantic Sun win over FGCU at the Curb Event Center.

The Bruins owned a 49-19 lead by the half as the Eagles slipped to 8-10 on the year and 4-4 in the A-Sun. The league’s defending regular season and tournament champion, Belmont is now 6-1 in conference play and 13-6 overall.

Belmont put on an offensive clinic, shooting 55 percent (35-64) from the floor, making 14 three-pointers (14-31), assisting on 27-of-35 made baskets and holding a 40-22 edge on the glass that included 17 offensive caroms.

FGCU shot a season-low 38 percent (18-48) from the field, while freshman Filip Cvjeticanin (Zagreb, Croatia/American School of Madrid) was the only player in double figures with 11 points on 3-of-6 from three-point land. Freshman Bernard Thompson (Conyers, Ga./Rockdale County HS) had seven points, a team-high seven rebounds and three steals.

Seven different players knocked down a three-pointer for Belmont, led by junior Ian Clark’s 3-for-6 night that resulted in a game-high 13 points. Clark’s backcourt mate Kerron Johnson equaled the game-high of 13 points, while 11 players registered a field goal.

FGCU will hit the halfway point of the A-Sun schedule on Friday, Jan. 20, when it heads to Stetson for a 7 p.m. The in-state showdown is the A-Sun Game of the Week and will be televised on Comcast Sports South.