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Florida Gulf Coast routs Stetson 96-65

Florida Gulf Coast routs Stetson 96-65

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Sherwood Brown scored 21 points, surpassing 1,000 career points, to lead all five Florida Gulf Coast starters in double figures as the hot-shooting Eagles routed Stetson 96-65 Friday night, snapping the Hatters' five-game winning streak.

Chase Fieler added 19 points, Bernard Thompson 14, Brett Comer 13 and Eric McKnight 10 for Florida Gulf Coast (14-8, 6-3 Atlantic Sun Conference), which posted its highest point total of the season. The Eagles shot 58.7 percent (37 of 63) compared to 40.7 percent (24 of 59) for Stetson.

Florida Gulf Coast never trailed and held the Hatters to only two points for a 5-minute stretch to lead 33-16. Stetson scored the next five points, but the Eagles pulled away with a 9-0 burst.

Stetson committed 21 turnovers, leading to 31 Florida Gulf Coast points.

Chris Perez scored 21 points and Adam Pegg added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Hatters (9-11, 6-3).

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Jay Gruden reportedly to join Jaguars as their offensive coordinator

Jay Gruden reportedly to join Jaguars as their offensive coordinator

Just four months shy of his last appearance on the NFL gridiron sidelines, Jay Gruden may already have his 2020 gig lined up, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

Gruden was head coach of the Washington Redskins for six seasons, beginning in 2014 and going 35-49-1 in his burgundy and gold tenure. Gruden pushed the Redskins to their first postseason appearance since 2012 in his second year with the team, as well as back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and 2016, not seen in Washington since 1996 and 1997. 

In March 2017, Gruden signed a two-year extension with the Redskins. He was fired after beginning the 2019 season 0-5. 

Recently, Gruden confirmed to Rapoport that he was "itching for something to do" and seeking employment before Jacksonville brought him in to interview for the OC role. 

After playing four years at the University of Louisville and and eight more in various football leagues, Gruden held many offensive roles, offensive coordinator for the Florida Tuskers and Cincinnati Bengals. 

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Jalen Smith slams home a powerful put-back dunk against Northwestern

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Jalen Smith slams home a powerful put-back dunk against Northwestern

Jalen Smith gets a lot of slack for leaving points on the board inside the paint. Against Northwestern, he made sure these two points would count. 

Following an Anthony Cowan Jr. missed layup in transition, Smith followed in with an authoritative slam dunk. 

After a sluggish start in the first half for the Terps offense, this slam dunk got Maryland's juices flowing as they looked poised to scrap together a comeback. 

The slam came just 30 seconds following another Smith flush, showing an added intensity for the Terps. 

Those four straight points got Maryland back within 10 points of Big Ten foes Northwestern, whose zone defense befuddled the Terrapin offense in the opening 20 minutes. 

If the Terps hope to complete the comeback, more momentum-swinging points like these will be necessary. 

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