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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: 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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FGCU women’s basketball comes up short of regular season crown with overtime loss to Stetson

With a chance to claim its seventh consecutive ASUN regular-season title in its regular-season finale, the FGCU women’s basketball team fell short of the regular-season crown with a 67-64 loss to Stetson in overtime. Leading the way on offense in the Eagles loss, Erica Nelson finished with 17 points despite only playing 17 minutes due to foul trouble. Playing a season-high 45 minutes, Jordin Alexander finished with 15 points. Joining Alexander and Nelson in double figures, China Dow and Tytiona Adderly finished with 12 and 11 points, respectively. With the game tied at 54 with two seconds remaining in...

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Preview: Women’s basketball vs. Stetson

The FGCU women’s basketball team returns home to Alico Arena to face Stetson on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m. The winner of this matchup will be the number one seed in the ASUN tournament and claim the regular-season title. The Eagles faced off against Stetson back in the opening game of ASUN play, where FGCU came away with an 84-71 win. Rosemarie Julien had a game high 36 points in the Eagles win as she made six-of-seven three pointers that game. The Eagles will then look towards ASUN tournament play, hoping to return to the NCAA tournament for...

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FGCU men’s basketball wins first outright ASUN regular season title

Coming into its regular-season finale against Stetson with a share of the ASUN regular season title, the FGCU men’s basketball team claimed its first outright regular-season crown in program history with a 80-70 victory over the Hatters. “This is not something easy,” Zach Johnson said. “You’ve got to come in and work every day. And to accomplish that, especially with this being the first time the school accomplished that, is an amazing feeling, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.” Making their final 10 free throws in the last minute to secure their victory, the Eagles...

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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Stetson

The FGCU men’s basketball team will play their final game before the ASUN tournament, facing Stetson on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Alico Arena. The Eagles are coming off a 97-89 win in overtime against USC Upstate to clinch at least a share of the ASUN regular season title. FGCU and Stetson met in the first regular season game back in January where the Eagles managed to overcome an eight point deficit with less than two minutes to go. The Eagles have won 15 of the 22 matchups between these two teams including the championship game of...

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FGCU women’s basketball rides strong first half to rout NJIT

In its final road contest of the regular season, the FGCU women’s basketball rode a strong first-half performance to rout NJIT 77-46. Knocking down 11 shots from long range, the Eagles held the Highlanders to 13 points in the first two quarters of play. “I thought we started the game really strong,” FGCU head coach Karl Smesko said in an FGCU Athletics press release. “We were guarding well, taking smart shots. I thought we had a lot of success early on against their zone. In the second half we didn’t really have that same level of intensity. I give...

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