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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.

The Eagles hope to have senior Marc-Eddy Norelia back in the lineup after he was forced to miss the opening game of the year due to his broken hand.

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Freshman RaySean Scott Jr., who is replacing Marc-Eddy Norelia in the starting lineup, became the first true freshman to start a season-opening game since 2011 when Brett Comer started versus TCU.

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