Everyone tends to forget about the Cinderella darlings of just a few years ago, but the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles are actually doing quite well in the Atlantic Sun Conference this season, and are hoping to be able to go to the tournament again this year, but like most mid-major schools, will have to win the conference tournament to get there. But if Brett Comer keeps playing like he did today against the Stetson Hatters, that will not be much of a concern.
The Senior Guard did it all for the Eagles today, stuffing that stat sheet with 21 points on 7-15 shooting, including 4-7 from three, 3-4 from the charity stripe, 12 assists, and 8 rebounds. There wasn't much that Comer couldn't do in this game as it was evident that he had Stetson's number from the very beginning. This is the 7th win in a row for the Eagles as well, as they are pushing to be the top seed when the conference tournament starts in just a few short weeks.
As far as Stetson was concerned in this game, they were led by Senior Forward Kentwan Smith, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds in the contest, but they couldn't overcome their awful shooting from the field, going only 19-71 (27%) in the game.
Next up for the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (17-7, 7-1) will be a trip to face the Northern Kentucky Norse (10-13, 4-4) on Thursday, February 12. Meanwhile the Stetson Hatters (8-16, 2-6) will also play on Thursday night against the Lipscomb Bisons (10-13, 4-4) in Nashville, Tennessee.