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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. UNF in ASUN Final

With a spot in the NCAA tournament on the line, the No.1 FGCU men’s basketball team will take on No.3 UNF in the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final on Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. at Alico Arena. With a 74-62 victory over Kennesaw State on Thursday, the Eagles rode a combined 42 points from Brandon Goodwin and Demetris Morant to make it to their fifth ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final in six years. With the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, the Ospreys drained a season-high 16 threes to defeat No.2 Lipscomb 91-85 in Nashville on Thursday....

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FGCU women’s basketball shakes off poor first half to advance to the ASUN Semifinal

Coming off of their overtime loss to Stetson in the regular-season finale, the No.2 FGCU women’s basketball team shook off a poor first half to defeat No.5 UNF 59-42. “Obviously this was a game where we had to rely on our defense because offensively, we had a really bad first half,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said. “We didn’t shoot it well. We didn’t work together well to create opportunities, so we understand that we’re going to have to play better offensively if we’re going to get past this next round. But the second half was much better. People started...

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FGCU women’s basketball takes home series of ASUN postseason awards

On the eve of its ASUN Women’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal matchup against UNF, the FGCU women’s basketball team had four members collect ASUN Postseason awards. Announced by ASUN on Thursday, March 2, Rosemarie Julien took home ASUN Newcomer of the Year and claimed a spot on the ASUN All-Conference First Team. Jordin Alexander earned a spot on the ASUN All-Conference Second Team. Rounding out FGCU’s award recipients, Tytiona Adderly was named to the ASUN All-Freshmen team, while Taylor Gradinjan received a spot on the ASUN All-Academic team thanks to her 4.0 GPA. Becoming the program’s first ever ASUN Newcomer...

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FGCU men’s basketball rides strong performance from Goodwin to book a spot in the ASUN Final

(Filmed and edited by Matt Ricci) With a spot in the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Final on the line, the No.1 FGCU men’s basketball team defeated No.5 Kennesaw State 74-62 to move one step closer to the NCAA Tournament. “I feel like today we came out with a lot of energy,” Demetris Morant said. “On defense we were relaxed at first, but we picked it up as the game went on and that helped us get the win.” With the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship crown and a spot in the NCAA tournament up for grabs, the Eagles will host...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. UNF ASUN Quarterfinals

After suffering a tough 64-67 loss against Stetson to close-out their regular season schedule, the No. 2 FGCU women’s basketball team will take on No. 4 UNF in the quarterfinals Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. UNF is coming off a 59-69 loss against Jacksonville to end their regular season play. The last time FGCU and UNF met was Feb. 8 at Alico Arena where the Eagles beat the Ospreys 69- 46. The Eagles went 2-0 against the No. 4 UNF this...

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Preview: FGCU men’s basketball vs. Kennesaw State in ASUN Semifinals

Following a dominate 87-57 win over No. 8 Stetson in the quarterfinals Monday, Feb. 27, the No. 1 FGCU men’s basketball team will take on No. 5 Kennesaw State Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. The Eagles are coming off one of their best games of the season against the Hatters heading into the semifinal matchup against the Owls. Kennesaw State is coming off a close 80-78 victory over No. 4 USC Upstate Monday, Feb. 27. The last time these two teams met was Feb. 11 at Alico Arena, where the Eagles came out on top...

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Beyond the Nest: Ep. 3 – China Dow

In the third episode of Beyond the Nest, Miguel Rodriguez chats with FGCU women’s basketball player China Dow about family, the transfer process and playing with Whitney Knight. To watch the previous episodes, click here: http://eaglenews.org/category/en-tv/entv-sports/beyond-the-nest/ Produced by Katie Hopkins and Brad Young. Music: “Percussion” by Matti Paalanen via Soundcloud, through Creative Commons. Graphics by Audrey...

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FGCU men’s basketball routs Stetson to advance to ASUN Championship Semifinal

Edging out Stetson 80-70 just four days ago, the top-seeded FGCU men’s basketball punched its ticket to the ASUN Championship Semifinal with an 87-57 victory over the eight-seeded Hatters. “I thought our guys had a good energy level to begin the game, and the ball moved a lot better than it did the other night,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said. “Our defense after the first few minutes was much better. We defended the 3-point line and didn’t give up as many easy baskets.” Scoring 16 of his 19 points in the second half, Zach Johnson led a quartet...

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Preview: ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship Quarterfinal

Fresh of its first outright ASUN regular season title, the No. 1 FGCU men’s basketball team will take on No. 8 Stetson in the Quarterfinals of the ASUN Men’s Basketball Championship on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Alico Arena. Playing just four days ago, the top-seeded Eagles edged out the eighth-seeded Hatters 80-70 in a back-and-forth game to claim the regular-season crown. Before battling it out against the Hatters in their regular-season finale, the Eagles defeated Stetson 89-88 in their first conference game of the season in Deland on Jan. 7. FGCU will look to defeat the...

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Men’s basketball earns postseason awards

The FGCU men’s basketball team adds to their already successful season with honors for Goodwin, Morant and coach Dooley. Brandon Goodwin was named the ASUN Newcomer of the Year, Demetris Morant as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year and Joe Dooley as ASUN Coach of the Year. Goodwin was also named to the five-player ASUN First Team. The redshirt junior transfer becomes the first player in program history to be named the ASUN Newcomer of the Year. Goodwin leads the team in points (18 per game) and assists (3.8 per game), ranking fourth and fifth in the ASUN. The transfer...

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