ETSU beats Florida Gulf Coast 102-78
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP)—Kevin Tiggs scored 29 points and Courtney Pigram poured in 27 to lead East Tennessee State to a 102-78 rout of Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday.
Tiggs and Pigram each hit three 3-pointers and Mike Smith was 4-for-8 from the 3-point line, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Buccaneers (17-6, 11-2 Atlantic Sun Conference). Isiah Brown also chipped in with 11 points.
Reed Baker and Reggie Chambers scored 18 points apiece to lead the Eagles (10-16, 6-9). Derrick O’Neil had 10.
Trailing 23-15 with 13:05 to play in the first half, East Tennessee State went on a 30-4 run during the next 10 minutes to blow the game open. East Tennessee State was up by 17 at halftime, and increased its lead to 67-42 six minutes into the second half.
East Tennessee State outscored FGC 38-18 in the paint, and 24-9 on second-chance points.