Jones was 5 of 8 from the floor - including 3 of 4 beyond the arc - and grabbed seven rebounds. Julian DeBose and Marc-Eddy Norelia contributed 12 points apiece. FGCU shot 48 percent and was 12 of 13 from the line. The Eagles enjoyed a 53-23 advantage on the boards and blocked seven shots.
Florida Gulf Coast scored the first basket of the game, never trailed and led by 10, 35-25, entering the break. Things got worse in the second half, as the Eagles' lead reached 20 on Nate Hicks' layup with 9:33 left.