Bucs Cruise Past St. Pete For Season Sweep

Jadrian Tracey (Photo by Linwood Ferguson/CaptivePhotons.com)
Jadrian Tracey (Photo by Linwood Ferguson/CaptivePhotons.com)
FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida SouthWestern State Buccaneers flew past the visiting St. Petersburg Titans 77-54 Tuesday night in Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, getting a game high 23 points from Jadrian Tracey and a fourth straight double-double from Tyson Brown to win their third straight contest overall. 
St. Petersburg got the first bucket of the game, but the Bucs equalized quickly and took the lead 2:38 into the contest and led the rest of the way.  A three from Jadrian Tracey gave the Bucs a 14-7 lead five minutes in and an alley oop from Tracey to Bradley Douglas moments later put FSW in front by nine. The high flying show continued as Wesley Oba threw one down at the 7:15 mark to stretch the Bucs lead to double digits and FSW would score 16 of the final 18 points of the first half to blow the game wide open to 37-15 at the break.  
The Titans came out more inspired in the second half and cut the Bucs lead to 14 six minutes in, but another quick burst by FSW had them back up 20 after a three from Douglas.  With 8:09 left in the contest Tyson Brown collected an offensive rebound and dropped it back in, picking up both his 10th rebound and 10th point of the game to give him his fourth straight double-double with the Bucs cruising, up 63-38. The Bucs took their first 30 point advantage of the game with 4:44 to go when Douglas got out in front of the pack and hammered one down for two to make it 70-40 and the Bucs would dribble it out late for a 77-54 victory at the final horn. 
FSW held St. Pete to under 30% shooting on the game while forcing 16 Titan turnovers that they turned into 16 points. Tracey put up a game high 23 on 9-13 from the field and 5-6 from three while also dishing out 6 assists to lead all players.  Douglas added 14 and Brown reached double figures with 10. 
FSW wins their third straight to improve to 4-3 on the year while St. Pete's disappointing start continues as they drop to 2-6. 
The Bucs will be back in action next Tuesday when they return to Suncoast Credit Union Arena to take on another former conference rival, Polk State, in the back end of an FSW Basketball doubleheader beginning at 7:00 PM.