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FGCU men’s basketball falls to FSU in first round of NCAA tournament

Making its third appearance in the NCAA tournament in five years, the No. 14 FGCU men’s basketball team fell to No. 3 FSU 86-80 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at the Amway Center in Orlando. Cutting the Seminoles lead to just five twice in the final minute of the game, the Eagles were unable to overcome time and complete their late comeback. “Obviously we’re disappointed that we lost,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “I don’t think it diminishes the year we had. We’re proud of our guys. We had a heck of a year. Disappointing,...

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Places to watch the FGCU men’s basketball first round NCAA game

If you were unable to make it to Orlando to watch the FGCU men’s basketball team in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 3 FSU, there are several watch parties in the Southwest Florida area. Tonight’s matchup against the Seminoles will be aired live on TNT at 9:20 p.m. Here are five places to watch the Eagles tonight. GameTime Fort Myers Gulf Coast Town Center, 10037 Gulf Center Dr., Fort Myers, FL 33913 GameTime will have special FGCU inspired #DrinkSpecials like the Screaming Eagle, Eagle Eye and Sharpshooter from only $5.99. At 7:00 p.m.,  they are...

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Editorial: FGCU men’s basketball ready to create new legacy at 2017 NCAA Tournament

We’ve all heard the name “Dunk City” before. Ever since the FGCU men’s basketball team’s infamous Sweet 16 run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Dunk City has been FGCU’s given identity. All around FGCU, there are people wearing shirts with Dunk City printed on the front, and if you go to a basketball game, you’re sure to hear about Dunk City becoming the first No. 15 seed to make it to the Sweet 16. If you’re on social media and come across articles or posts about FGCU, you’ll probably see the posts talking about the FGCU team that made...

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. FSU in first round of NCAA Tournament

Filmed and edited by Katie Hopkins. Earning the program’s highest seed in an NCAA tournament heading into the big dance, the No. 14 FGCU men’s basketball team takes on No. 3 FSU in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament at Amway Center in Orlando on Thursday at 9:20 p.m. “The guys have worked hard and we’ve gotten better as the year went along,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “We’ve won 18 of 20 of our last games. We’ve gotten better as the season went on especially defensively and that’s what you’re building this time of year.” Tied...

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FGCU women’s basketball punches its ticket to the NCAA tournament

Avenging its regular-season finale loss to Stetson that gave the Hatters the ASUN regular-season crown, the No.2 FGCU women’s basketball team defeated No.1 Stetson 77-70 to claim the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship crown. Despite the Hatters shooting 11-16 from long range in a game that saw nine lead changes, the Eagles rode a strong performance from China Dow to outlast Stetson and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. With the men taking on FSU in the first round of the NCAA tournament on March 16, this is the first time in FGCU history that the men’s and...

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FGCU women’s basketball defeats JU to advance to ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Final

With a spot in the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Final on the line, the No. 2 FGCU women’s basketball team defeated No. 3 JU 68-64 to advance to its sixth consecutive ASUN Championship Final. Since the ASUN changed where Championship games are played to higher-seed hosts four years ago, the Eagles will now travel to Deland to take on No. 1 Stetson following the Hatters 78-48 victory over No. 5 Kennesaw State. This is the first time the team will play a Championship Final away from home. “We understand that Stetson earned the right to host this thing (ASUN...

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Preview: FGCU women’s basketball vs JU ASUN Women’s Championship

With a spot in the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Final on the line, the No.2 FGCU women’s basketball team takes on No.3 JU on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. After shaking off a dismal first-half performance against UNF to defeat the Ospreys 59-42, the Eagles welcome a Dolphins’ side that defeated No.6 Lipscomb 91-64. After JU defeated FGCU in the ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Final last season, the Eagles and Dolphins split the season series 1-1. Avenging its Championship loss in their first matchup, FGCU defeated JU 60-57 at Alico Arena. Facing off again a...

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FGCU men’s basketball takes ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final

(Filmed and edited by Matt Ricci) With an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship crown on the line, the FGCU men’s basketball team defeated UNF 77-61 to book its second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. “I’m happy for our guys,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “We struggled a little tight in the first half and sort of figured it out at halftime and made some plays. It’s a really big deal for our program to be able to play in the NCAA tournament again.” Heading to the NCAA tournament for the...

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