FORT MYERS, Fla. – Adnan Hodzic scored 21 points to lead Lipscomb to a 75-61 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Josh Slater hit 10 free throws and added 17 points for the Bisons (8-5, 3-1 Atlantic Sun) in a game that featured four of the top five scorers in the conference.
Hodzic and Slater entered as the top two scorers and hit or surpassed their season averages, but FGCU's Reed Baker (16.2 points) and Anthony Banks (15.9) were held to a combined nine points.
Lipscomb led 10-0 and 28-14 on Robert Boyd's layup with 4:43 left in the first half, but the Eagles (3-10, 0-4) cut the deficit to 50-47 on Christophe Varidel's 3-pointer with 14:27 to play in the game.
It was the closest FGCU got.
Michael Teller added 15 points and Brandon Brown had 10 for Lipscomb.
Marlon Rivera had 14 and Varidel added 12 points for FGCU.