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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. USC

The FGCU women’s basketball team plays the second game of a three-game home stand when they play USC Upstate on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The Eagles have won the last 10 previous matchups between these two teams dating back five years including two wins a season ago. The Spartans finished non-conference play with a record of 7-8 as compared to the Eagles 11-6 non-conference finish, while rounding out non-conference play on a five-game winning streak. The last time these two teams squared off was last season, where the Eagles defeated the Spartans on the road 56-44, behind...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. USC Upstate

The FGCU men’s basketball team returns home to Alico Arena for the first time in ASUN conference play when the Eagles take on USC Upstate on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. The Spartans, led by center Michael Buchanan, were predicted to finish last in the ASUN. However, they finished non-conference play with a 10-8 record and have started ASUN play 2-1 with wins over both Jacksonville and NJIT. The Eagles come into this game winners of their first three conference games including an 84-80 win against Lipscomb last Saturday, Jan. 14. The last time these two teams met...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. Kennesaw State

ads to Georgia where it will play the Kennesaw State Owls in the final game of a three-game road trip to start ASUN conference play on Monday, Jan. 16, at 12 p.m. The Owls finished up non-conference play with a record of 1-13 with their lone win coming against Savannah State. FGCU finished 11-6 in non-conference play, as it won their last five games prior to the start of ASUN play. The Eagles have won the last 12 meetings and have an all-time record of 18-2 vs. Kennesaw State. The last time these two teams met was last season...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. Kennesaw State

The FGCU men’s basketball team will play its second ASUN conference game when it heads to Kennesaw State on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. The Owls, who are led by redshirt senior Kendrick Ray, finished their out-of-conference schedule with a record of 6-10. The Eagles closed out their non-conference schedule with a record of 11-6 with their 11 wins becoming the program record for non-conference wins. FGCU won all three meetings between these two teams last year including a matchup in the ASUN Tournament which FGCU won 74-64 en route to its second ASUN Tournament title. The Eagles...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs. Siena

The FGCU women’s basketball team will play the first game of a double header at Alico Arena where the Eagles will play host to the Siena Saints at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. These two teams have never met prior to this game, as this will be the first time these two teams go at it. Siena has yet to win a road game this year, as it is 0-3 on the season. However, FGCU will need to contain sophomore Jackie Benitez, who led the MAAC freshmen in scoring a season ago. In hopes of turning their season around,...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. UT Arlington

The FGCU men’s basketball team looks from its season opening 80-59 defeat against UF when it welcomes UT Arlington to Alico Arena for its home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 16. After going 16-4 at Alico Arena last season, the Eagles look to use their home court advantage, as they face a Mavericks side that had 24 wins just a season ago. The Mavericks are led by small forward Kevin Hervey, who was selected preseason player of the conference for the Sun Belt, as he is coming off a season-ending knee injury where he finished averaging 18.2 points a game....

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FGCU women’s basketball welcomes the challenge of a new roster

The FGCU Women’s basketball team will look to build upon last year’s run to the NIT championship game. This year’s team is led by Coach Karl Smesko in his 15th season for the Eagles. Of the 15 players on the roster for FGCU, only one starter is from last year’s team, redshirt Junior, Taylor Gradinjan. Only five other players received playing time on last year’s team, including the most recent member of the Eagles to receive a full scholarship, Jessica Cattani. Other familiar names to most Eagle fans are Taylor Goodall, Haley Laughter and Sydnei McCaskill. Fifth year seniors,...

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Preview: FGCU women’s soccer at ASUN Women’s Soccer Championship

After winning its seventh consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season title, the FGCU women’s soccer team looks to continue its quest to get back into the NCAA Tournament, as they get set for the ASUN Tournament for the seventh year in a row. The tournament is set to be played at the FGCU Soccer Complex. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 12-4-1 record and a 6-0-1 record in ASUN conference play. FGCU will wait and play the winner of Kennesaw State (4) and Jacksonville (5) in the semi-finals of the ASUN tournament on Friday, Nov. 4. The Eagles...

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Preview: FGCU men’s soccer at ASUN Men’s Soccer Championship

After a regular season that saw the FGCU men’s soccer team reach it’s highest ranking in program history (11), the Eagles look to build on their success as they enter the ASUN tournament. The Eagles finished the regular season with a record of 12-3-2 (4-1-1 in ASUN play), which earned them a number two seed. The Eagles will host the winner of the Stetson (6) vs. Lipscomb (3) match on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Eagles came away with a 6-0 win earlier this season at Stetson, and most recently played to a 1-1 draw in Nashville against Lipscomb. “Being...

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