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Blue Raiders defeat Eagles 81-76

On Saturday, Dec. 2, the 6-3 FGCU Eagles hosted the 5-1 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Alico Arena. In their last matchup, the Blue Raiders topped the Eagles 85-72. As the ball tipped off on Saturday night, the Eagles went on a 9-0, starting from Christian Carlyle’s layup. Based off the injury leading to Ricky Doyle’s absence, the Eagles’ offense suddenly slowed down after their dominating start midway through the first. At just under eight minutes, Middle Tennessee took its first lead of the game, 20-19. Late in the first half, FGCU regained the lead 31-29 but lost it as the first...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball at USC Upstate

The FGCU men’s basketball team will travel to USC Upstate to take on the Spartans Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. In the Eagles’ previous game against Kennesaw State, FGCU took the game 75-63. Brandon Goodwin and Demetrius Morant  led FGCU in total points with 24 and 17, respectively. In the Spartans’ last outing, they took on UNF, finishing with an 84-71 win over the Ospreys. The team was led by Mike Cunningham with 28 points and Michael Buchanan with 22. The last time FGCU and USC Upstate met was earlier this season at Alico Arena, where the Eagles...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball at NJIT

The FGCU men’s basketball team will travel to NJIT face the Highlanders Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. NJIT faced Jacksonville in their last game and was handed their ninth straight loss. Tim Coleman and Anthony Tarke led the Highlanders with 23 and 19 points respectively. The last time these two conference teams met was at Alico Arena, with the Eagles taking the match 84-71. Next, the Eagles will then head to USC Upstate to take on the Spartans, then close up its conference play at home against...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. Kennesaw State

The men’s basketball team is set to host Kennesaw State on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Alico Arena. The last time these two teams met was earlier this season, with the Eagles defeating the Owls in an exciting 78-75 victory. During this game, FGCU was able to get the ball out of the hands of Kennesaw State’s two most lethal three-point threats – Kendrick Ray and Nick Masterson. In Kennesaw State’s last matchup, it took on USC Upstate. It finished with a score of 84-79 in favor of the Owls, with Kendrick Ray leading the pack with...

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Jacksonville

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the FGCU Eagles host the Jacksonville University Dolphins at 7 p.m. In FGCU’s last outing, they struggled to pull out their first home win of 2017 when they played USC Upstate ending in a tight 60-62 finish. In the Dolphin’s previous matchup before facing Stetson on Jan. 30, the Dolphins took on Lipscomb, falling to the Bisons 112-95. Facing the Ospreys on Jan. 30, the Eagles share the top spot in the ASUN with the same 4-1 record as the Ospreys and USC Upstate. On game day, these two ASUN  conference contenders will battle it...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball at Michigan State

On Sunday, Nov. 20., the FGCU men’s basketball team will head to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on No. 9 Michigan State at 7 p.m. On Friday night, the Spartans opened their season against the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats. The Spartans fought a tough battle but came up short in a 65-63 finish. Michigan State was led by their star player, Miles Bridges, who scored 21 points and had seven rebounds, followed by Nick Ward and Matt McQuaid, who both scored nine in the season opener. FGCU seeks to return after an injury to captain Marc-Eddy Norelia, who was...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball at Baylor

The FGCU men’s basketball team takes on Baylor in Waco, Texas, at the Ferrell Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. Baylor took on Oral Roberts on Friday in its season opener, coming out victorious 76-61. Al Freeman led the Bears in scoring with 16 points, and Manu Lacomte put up a double-double, scoring 13 points along with 10 rebounds. FGCU took on Florida in their home opener on Friday. Although the score was close at halftime, the Eagles ended on the wrong side of a lopsided game, as the score ended 80-59. The Eagles were led in scoring...

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FGCU men’s basketball looks to build off of last year’s NCAA tournament appearance

Coming off a 21-14 season, the reigning ASUN Conference champion, the FGCU men’s basketball team, looks to build off of last year’s NCAA tournament appearance. After another Big Dance experience, the Eagles have some new faces integrated into their roster along with a lot of familiar faces. While only losing two seniors, they have managed to bring in two freshman stars, RaySean Scott Jr. and Christian Carlyle. RaySean Scott Jr. played high school ball in Compton, California, where he became a three-star recruit. At 6’ 7”, Scott shows off his superior rebounding skills and fits into Dunk City nicely....

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Preview: Men’s soccer at Lipscomb

On Saturday Oct. 29, the No. 11 FGCU men’s soccer team travel to Nashville, Tennessee to battle, fellow ASUN members the Lipscomb Bisons. As the Eagles maintain a solid 11-3-1 record, 3-1 in ASUN conference play, the Bison hold an 8-5-1 record, 3-2 in conference play. In the Bison’s previous game, they defeated NJIT by a score of 4-1, all four goals scored in the first half. The Bisons are led by Ivan Sakou and Logan Paynter who have tallied a combined 13 goals and six assists this season. FGCU Albert Ruiz and Arion Sobers-Assue took over the ASUN...

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FGCU men’s soccer wins third straight defeating UCF 3-1

On Wednesday night the FGCU men’s soccer team earned its third consecutive win, defeating UCF on the road. Just four minutes into the FGCU vs. UCF men’s soccer game, FGCU’s Thomas Delplace was stretchered off the field. Later, Delplace was diagnosed with a broken leg and is unlikely to return to the pitch this season. Caleb George replaced him. 14 minutes passed after the injury and both teams were knotted up at two in the shots category. 20 minutes into the game, UCF had three huge chances, but they were met by the hands of Sawyer Jackman. 39 minutes...

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