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FGCU earns third-largest win against Stetson in conference opener

The FGCU men’s basketball team opened up the conference season with a record-setting first half to give them an 82-53 victory Saturday night over Stetson. The 29-point margin of victory is the third-largest in program history against an Atlantic Sun opponent.

In the first half, FGCU shot a program-best, 71.4 percent (20-25), against any Division-I opponent to open itself up for a 27-point lead at the half.

FGCU redshirt freshman Zach Johnson led the floor with 17 points, followed by redshirt junior Marc-Eddy Norelia with 16 and redshirt senior Filip Cvjeticanin, who knocked down four 3-pointers.

Saturday’s win is the seventh in a row for FGCU against their instate conference rival, who have now won five-straight A-Sun openers.

FGCU will host conference newcomer NJIT at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14.

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