Norelia, FGCU beat Lipscomb going away 82-67

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Marc Eddy Norelia had 25 points and 12 rebounds, his 11th double-double of the season, and Florida Gulf Coast beat Lipscomb 82-67 on Thursday night.

The Eagles (16-12, 7-5 Atlantic Sun) had a 6-0 run to lead 45-37 after Lipscomb closed within two early in the second half. The Eagles held at least a two-possession edge the rest of way, steadily building their lead but not putting it away until an 11-2 run in the final three minutes made it 82-64.

Christian Terrell had 13 points, Zach Johnson scored 12, and Julian DeBose and Rayjon Tucker added 10 apiece. Florida Gulf Coast took the lead for good during a 10-0 run late in the first half.

Garrison Mathews and J.C. Hampton each scored 15 to lead Lipscomb (10-19, 6-6). The Bisons got within five at the midpoint of the second half but never got closer.