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Dunk City heads to NCAA tournament after defeating Stetson

Dunk City heads to NCAA tournament after defeating Stetson
Photo by Linwood Ferguson

FGCU has made it back to the Big Dance for the first time since its illustrious 2013 Dunk City run.

The Eagles made history in a packed Alico Arena, where they hosted and won the final game of the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship on Sunday, March 6. The No. 4 seed Eagles defeated No. 7 seed Stetson 80-78 and will move on to the NCAA tournament.

It was a game full of ups, downs, twists and turns. Stetson remained in the lead, scoring 35-30 on the first half, but FGCU edged in scoring 39-34 on the second half.

“We’re proud of these guys, and hopefully, we keep the momentum going,” FGCU head coach Joe Dooley said.

Antravious Simmons had a career high night notching a double-double scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.

The NCAA tournament will begin March 15.

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