Florida Gulf Coast beats ETSU 64-61


Published: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 9:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 12, 2009 at 9:18 p.m.

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Reggie Chambers had 14 points, including a three-point play with 35.8 seconds left, as Florida Gulf Coast University rallied for a 64-61 victory over East Tennessee State on Monday night.

Chambers' three-point play came after he went coast-to-coast after a steal. The play gave Florida Gulf Coast (8-10, 4-3 Atlantic Sun Conference) a 62-61 advantage, just its second lead of the game.

Delvin Franklin, who led the Eagles with 18 points, added two free throws with 1.7 seconds left.

Reed Baker had 12 points and seven steals for Florida Gulf Coast.

Jarvis Jones and Kevin Tiggs had 13 points for the Buccaneers (11-5, 5-1). Mike Smith and Courtney Pigram added 10 each.

With Smith hitting a couple of 3-pointers, East Tennessee State took an early 16-8 lead.

The Buccaneers had six 3-pointers in the first half for a 30-22 halftime lead.

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