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Dominant second half secures ASUN Regular Season Championship

For the second straight season, the FGCU men’s basketball team clinched the regular season championship as they overcame a 15-point halftime deficit and won their 13th straight game by a score of 88-71 over USC Upstate. The Eagles trailed by as many as 18 but scored 59 points in the second half and shot 72.7 percent from the field. The Spartans were held to just 26.5 percent in what was one of the most dominating second halves in FGCU history. Even more impressive was that 56 of the 59 points came from either the free throw line of the...

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Women’s basketball earns 44-point win over Spartans

The FGCU women’s basketball team earned a dominant ASUN victory over USC Upstate, recording 31 assists and 32 field goals in the 88-44 victory over the Spartans. With the win, the Eagles clinched a home quarterfinal game in the ASUN Championship. “We hit a few 3-pointers early to get the lead,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said. “I’m just happy how we came out in the third quarter, extended the lead and got everybody into the game. They were playing an aggressive zone. For the most part, we did a good job taking care of the ball and playing...

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Preview: Men’s basketball at USC Upstate

The FGCU men’s basketball team will go on the road with the women’s basketball team to take on USC Upstate in a double header. The game is set for Saturday, Feb. 10 with tipoff at 4 p.m. This will be the third and final away for the Eagles before heading to Deland to take on Stetson. FGCU will look to remain on top in the conference, continuing its 11-game win streak. The Eagles hosted the Spartans earlier this season coming out with a 75-58 victory. USC Upstate comes into this matchup with an overall record of 6-20 and a...

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Preview: Women’s basketball at USC Upstate

The FGCU women’s basketball team will go back on the road to South Carolina to take on USC Upstate Saturday, Feb. 10. Tipoff for this game is set for 1:30 p.m. The Eagles will be coming off a home game against UNF and will look to remain perfect in conference play as they sit at the No. 1 spot. FGCU hosted USC Upstate earlier this season coming away with a dominant 93-60 victory over the Spartans. USC Upstate comes into this game with an overall record of 8-15 and a conference record of 3-5. Next, the Eagles will stay...

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Men’s Basketball clinches share of ASUN championship with win at NJIT

Following the Eagles’ 65-60 win over NJIT and Lipscomb’s win over Jacksonville, FGCU secured a share of the ASUN regular season championship. With the game tied at 65 late in the second half, Dinero Mercurius hit a huge three-pointer to put Eagles up three and they would go on a 7-0 run to close out their 12th straight win and keep their unbeaten streak alive in conference play. FGCU had five scorers in double digits with Terrell scoring a team-high 17 for the most points he’s had since mid-December. The dynamic duo of Brandon Goodwin and Zach Johnson scored...

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Eagles earn win in Smesko’s 600th game with FGCU

In his 600th game as head coach of the Eagles, Karl Smesko and his team got revenge on UNF after their loss last week in Jacksonville with a 67-52 win at Alico Arena to remain atop the ASUN standings. It was an extremely slow start to both the game and the second half as UNF got to its three at one point in the third quarter, but the Eagles made four consecutive threes starting with Gradinjan followed up by Erica Nelson, Lisa Zderadicka and Rosemarie Julien to close out the third quarter on a 14-3 run. Julien and China...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. UNF

The FGCU women’s basketball team will compete against UNF for the second time within five days. The game is set for Tuesday, Feb. 6 with tipoff at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. FGCU remains perfect in ASUN conference play with a record of 6-0 while UNF comes into this game with a record of 9-12 and a conference record of 2-4. The Ospreys are led by Keonna Farmer who has 340 points on the season thus far, averaging 16 points per game. Next, the Eagles will head to South Carolina to take on USC Upstate Saturday, Feb. 10 with...

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Win over Jacksonville keeps FGCU unbeaten in ASUN play

The FGCU men’s basketball team remains perfect in ASUN conference play, soaring to an 80-55 win over Jacksonville Saturday night. With the win, FGCU remains unbeaten in conference play and expands its winning streak to a Division-I program record 11 in a row – tied for the seventh longest in the nation. The win also marks FGCU’s 100th all-time ASUN win. “We played a really strong game, and – for the most part – put together a full 40 minutes,” said FGCU head coach Joe Dooley. “We had some lapses on both ends of the floor in spots in...

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Eagles sweep season series over Jacksonville

In a battle for the top-spot in the ASUN standings, the Eagles shrugged off a rare conference loss and moved back into sole possession of first place with a 65-63 win over Jacksonville. This win gives them a one game lead over the Dolphins, including the tiebreak, with six games remaining in ASUN play. The Eagles had a two-point lead prior to Jacksonville getting one last possession with less than 35 seconds to go. Erica Nelson forced a turnover and was able to run out the clock after being fouled with two seconds to go. China Dow came one...

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Preview: Men’s basketball at Jacksonville

The FGCU men’s basketball team will head to Jacksonville to take on the Dolphins Saturday, Feb. 3. Tipoff for this game is set for 6 p.m. This game will happen exactly one week after the Eagles hosted Jacksonville at home. In the close match, FGCU came out on top with a score of 68-62. Jacksonville comes into this match the No. 2 ranked after losing to the Eagles. The Dolphins have an overall record of 11-13 coming into this game and a conference record of 5-2. Next, the Eagles will head to New Jersey to take on NJIT Thursday,...

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