Dinero Mercurius scored 11 points for the Eagles (9-15, 4-5 Atlantic Sun Conference), who held the Dolphins to 36 percent shooting and outscored them 38-28 in the paint.
The Dolphins closed to 36-33 on Aamahne Santos' 3 early in the second half, but FGCU pulled away on a 10-5 run and led by 10 on Mercurius' layup with 12:19 left. JD Notae's 3 cut the deficit to 51-45, but the Eagles went up by 11 on Christian Carlyle's layup with 5:58 left and outscored the Dolphins 7-1 in the final 52 seconds.
Jacksonville led 16-6 on Bryce Workman's layup but went cold while the Eagles scored 19 straight and led 32-25 at halftime on 58 percent shooting after outrebounding the Dolphins 20-10.
Notae scored 22 points with five 3s and Tyreese Davis added 18 with eight rebounds for the Jaguars (10-12, 3-6).
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