Men's Basketball News
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July 24, 2014
Quickly becoming one of the can't-miss attractions in South Florida, FGCU Athletic Department officials announced Thursday that 93 percent of the reserved seats in Alico Arena for men's basketball games have already been sold for the 2014-15 season.
July 24, 2014
Following his first season in charge of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Joe Dooley announced Thursday that a limited amount of spots for next month's individual basketball camp are still available but filling quickly.
June 30, 2014
FGCU men's basketball senior Filip Cvjeticanin will undergo back surgery and miss the 2014-15 season, head coach Joe Dooley announced on Monday.
June 17, 2014
Spots are still available for the Joe Dooley Individual Basketball Camp, beginning with the first session June 30-July 2.
May 21, 2014
Coming off another 20-win season, the program's first Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship and initial trip to the NIT, the FGCU men's basketball team added UNLV transfer Demetris Morant to its roster as the 6-9 forward signed with the Eagles, head coach Joe Dooley announced Wednesday.
April 11, 2014
FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced on Friday that Dajuan Graf will transfer from the program to be closer to home and Eric McKnight expects to graduate in May and not utilize his final year of eligibility, choosing instead to begin his professional playing career.
April 03, 2014
As announced earlier this week, FGCU's Chase Fieler is set to participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 9 p.m. (ET) tonight, Thursday, April 3, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
March 30, 2014
FGCU's Chase Fieler will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 9 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 3, at Moody Coliseum on the campus of Southern Methodist University. Fieler, who helped rebrand FGCU into #DunkCity, will take part in the Denny's Slam Dunk Championship live on ESPN as part of Final Four Weekend.
March 26, 2014
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams turned in yet another record-setting campaign in 2013-2014, and both seasons will be celebrated in April at each team's respective postseason banquet.
March 20, 2014
FGCU men's basketball redshirt junior Nate Hicks suffered an ACL and medial meniscus tear in his left leg during the Eagles' NIT Opening Round game against Florida State Tuesday night and will undergo surgery, head coach Joe Dooley announced on Thursday.
March 18, 2014
Playing in its first NIT game in program history, the No. 8-seeded FGCU men's basketball team couldn't overcome 19 turnovers and a vast disparity at the free-throw line as the Eagles fell to host and No. 1-seeded Florida State by a slim 58-53 margin.
March 18, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team will begin its postseason journey at Florida State in the first round of the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in front of a national TV audience on ESPN2.
March 17, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team will play at Florida State in the first round of the NIT (National Invitation Tournament) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in front of a national TV audience on ESPN2. FSU is one of four No. 1 seeds in the 32-team field, while the Eagles are a No. 8 seed.
March 14, 2014
FGCU Athletics is offering children in grades 1-7 an opportunity to show their support of the men's and women's basketball teams as they play in the postseason by submitting artwork which will be displayed inside Alico Arena and on official FGCU social media platforms.
March 09, 2014
Hosting the Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Championship final for the first time, top-seeded FGCU nearly erased a 16-point halftime deficit but ultimately fell to second-seeded Mercer Sunday afternoon by a 68-60 score, giving the Bears the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament and sending the Eagles to the NIT.
March 08, 2014
For the third time this season and ninth time in the past three years, No. 1 seed FGCU and No. 2 seed Mercer will battle, this time on Sunday afternoon at 2 in front of a sold-out Alico Arena crowd and national TV audience on ESPN2 for the right to win the Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championship and earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
March 06, 2014
After a game-long battle, the top-seeded FGCU men's basketball team earned a 69-64 victory over fourth-seeded ETSU in front of a standing-room-only sellout crowd at Alico Arena Thursday night.
March 05, 2014
Looking to advance to its third Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Championship final in as many years, top-seeded FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena to take on fourth-seeded ETSU Thursday night at 6:30 in the semifinal round on CSS.
March 04, 2014
The top-seeded FGCU men's basketball team looked every bit the part of it on Tuesday night as the Eagles never trailed and stormed into the Atlantic Sun Conference semifinals after a commanding 77-55 win over eighth-seeded Stetson in front of a record standing-room-only sellout crowd.
March 04, 2014
With a second consecutive 20-win season already secured and the program's first Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship wrapped up, the FGCU men's basketball team begins its conference title defense Tuesday at Alico Arena in a quarterfinal matchup as the top-seeded Eagles take on eighth-seeded Stetson on ESPN3 at 7 p.m.
March 03, 2014
Coming off the program's first Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship, FGCU juniors Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson have both been named to the A-Sun First Team, while lone senior Chase Fieler has landed on the Second Team, as voted on by the league coaches and announced by conference officials Monday.
March 03, 2014
MACON, Ga. -- The Atlantic Sun is one of 15 college conferences to have its own branded destination on WatchESPN, the network announced today.
March 02, 2014
Knowing a win would secure the program's first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship, the FGCU men's basketball team started fast and never let up en route to a dominating 92-72 victory at Northern Kentucky Saturday afternoon which locked up the No. 1 seed in next week's A-Sun Championship.
February 28, 2014
Looking to win its first-ever Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season championship, the FGCU men's basketball team will attempt to bounce back from a loss at Lipscomb on Thursday when it concludes the regular season at Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 1 p.m.
February 27, 2014
FGCU guard Brett Comer surpassed the 1,000-point mark for his career as part of a 27-point night, but the Eagles suffered a crucial road loss at Lipscomb Thursday night, 92-71, Despite the setback, FGCU remained in a first-place tie with Mercer as the Bears loss at home in overtime to UNF.
February 26, 2014
Under the umbrella of the FGCU Athletics Life Skills Program, the Fifth Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Foundation Academic Honors Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Cohen Center Ballroom on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
February 26, 2014
Fighting for the No. 1 seed in next week's Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championship, FGCU begins its final regular-season roadtrip at Lipscomb Thursday at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. Central) tied for first place in the league.
February 24, 2014
Following a pair of back-to-back double-double performances which led FGCU back to the top of the league standings, redshirt junior Jamail Jones has been named the Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week.
February 23, 2014
Jamail Jones scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his second straight double-double to give a much-needed lift to the FGCU men's basketball team as the Eagles claimed a 78-68 win Sunday afternoon at Alico Arena over Kennesaw State on Senior Day for Chase Fieler.
February 22, 2014
Coming off an impressive 75-61 win over Mercer to move into a first-place tie with the Bears in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, the FGCU men's basketball team hosts Kennesaw State for Senior Day on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in front of a near sold-out Alico Arena.
February 22, 2014
A record standing-room-only Alico Arena crowd fueled the FGCU men's basketball team to a 15-0 run midway through the second half, propelling the Eagles back into first place with a pivotal 75-61 win over Mercer Friday night in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU.
February 20, 2014
Looking to move into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, the FGCU men's basketball team is set to battle Mercer in front of a standing-room-only Alico Arena sellout crowd on national TV (ESPNU) Friday at 6 p.m. in arguably the most anticipated A-Sun game of the year.
February 20, 2014
With the madness of March right around the corner, both the FGCU men's and women's basketball teams are battling for their Atlantic Sun regular season titles and the right to host multiple rounds of their respective conference tournaments.
February 19, 2014
Brett Comer, Chase Fieler, and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles were the biggest story in sports for one week last March. Now, they're just another mid-major program, trying to earn a bid to this year's NCAA Tournament.
February 17, 2014
FGCU Athletics continues to epitomize what embodies a student-athlete as the Eagles extended their outstanding performance in the classroom with a record-tying 3.31 semester GPA and record-breaking 3.33 cumulative GPA for the fall of 2013.
February 17, 2014
Friday night's FGCU men's basketball game against Mercer is sold out to the general public, with only a limited amount of student tickets remaining. The battle for first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference between FGCU and Mercer will be shown nationally on ESPNU, and because of that the game will start at 6 p.m.
February 15, 2014
Bernard Thompson led all scorers with 24 points, FGCU shot 59 percent from the floor and the Eagles recorded a season-best 14 steals to earn a critical 84-80 win over third-place USC Upstate Saturday afternoon to move back within a half-game of first place in the league ledger.
February 14, 2014
Coming off a loss at ETSU on Thursday night which snapped a four-game winning streak, the FGCU men's basketball team will look to get back on track when the Eagles take on USC Upstate Saturday at 2 p.m. from the G.B. Hodge Center.
February 13, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team dug itself an early 12-0 hole and trailed by as much as 19 before getting within four points late in the second half, but 23 points from Bernard Thompson wasn't enough as the Eagles had their four-game winning streak snapped Thursday night at ETSU by a score of 89-81.
February 12, 2014
Riding a four-game winning streak in which it has out-scored its opponents in that stretch by 80 points, the FGCU men's basketball team looks to continue its hot play and take over sole possession of first place in the league standings when it tips off against ETSU Thursday night at 7 from the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
February 10, 2014
With the Atlantic Sun Conference season starting to wind down for the men's and women's basketball teams, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the final FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Tuesday night, Feb. 11, as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 10, 2014
Following a career-high 30-point performance on Thursday and just missing his fourth career double-double by an assist on Saturday, Brett Comer has earned his second Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor, as announced by league officials Monday.
February 08, 2014
Playing in front of yet another standing-room-only sellout crowd, the FGCU men's basketball team once again put on a show - and this time at both ends of the floor - as the Eagles flew away from the University of North Florida Saturday night with a 73-46 win to move back to the top of the league standings.
February 08, 2014
Coming off one of the best offensive performances in program history, the FGCU men's basketball team concludes a mini three-game homestand at Alico Arena Saturday night at 7 as part of Alumni Weekend with a contest against the University of North Florida.
February 06, 2014
With its second-leading scorer on the bench, the FGCU men's basketball team closed the first half on a 28-9 run - and put its patented Dunk City show on display in the process - to storm past visiting Jacksonville University on Thursday night, 100-71, to move back into a first-place tie in the league standings.
February 05, 2014
Looking to move back into a first-place tie in the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, the FGCU men's basketball team will be seeking to avenge an earlier-season loss to Jacksonville when the Eagles host the Dolphins in the friendly confines of Alico Arena Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.
February 03, 2014
FGCU Athletics has named women's basketball player Jenna Cobb and men's basketball player Nate Hicks as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of January.
January 31, 2014
Bernard Thompson hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining Friday night and Brett Comer stole the ensuing inbounds pass to seal a 71-68 FGCU win as the Eagles defeated Stetson behind the strength of Chase Fieler's sixth double-double of the season.
January 31, 2014
FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced Friday that junior Filip Cvjeticanin has been suspended for the next three games, beginning tonight against Stetson, for a violation of team rules.
January 30, 2014
Coming off a 21-point win at Kennesaw State last Saturday, the FGCU men's basketball team returns to Alico Arena to begin its longest homestand of the year on Friday night in the CSS Game of the Week against in-state foe Stetson at 7 p.m.
January 25, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team never trailed and received a game-high 24 points from Chase Fieler as the Eagles ran away from host Kennesaw State at the KSU Convocation Center Saturday afternoon, 83-62.
January 24, 2014
Coming off a disappointing 68-55 loss to Mercer in a first-place battle on Thursday night, the FGCU men's basketball team has a quick turnaround as it looks to bounce back Saturday with a 12 p.m. tipoff against Kennesaw State at the KSU Convocation Center.
January 23, 2014
Chase Fieler recorded the fifth double-double of his season with 13 points and 10 rebounds and Bernard Thompson added a game-high 21 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 35-percent shooting performance from the FGCU men's basketball team as the Eagles fell, 68-55, to host Mercer Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd in Hawkins Arena.
January 22, 2014
The Atlantic Sun Conference's top-two teams are set to clash Thursday night as the FGCU men's basketball team heads to the venue in which it claimed last year's league title to take on fellow first-place foe Mercer in the most highly-anticipated A-Sun matchup of the season at Hawkins Arena at 7 p.m.
January 18, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team put on a show in the opening 12 minutes and flew to a 90-62 win over visiting ETSU Saturday night in front of another Alico Arena capacity crowd to remain tied atop the league standings.
January 17, 2014
Winners of 22 of its past 24 home games, the FGCU men's basketball team returns to Alico Arena Saturday night at 7:30 to battle ETSU looking remain at the top of the league standings.
January 17, 2014
The memorable, record-setting 2012-13 FGCU men's basketball season garnered more recognition on Thursday as Dunk City took home The News-Press Media Group's top annual award for Lee County, the 2013 People of the Year.
January 16, 2014
Trailing by as much as 10 points in the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team stormed back, and behind its defense and 17 points each from Chase Fieler and Bernard Thompson the Eagles remained tied atop the league standings with a 63-60 win over USC Upstate in front of the second-largest home crowd in program history.
January 15, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team returns home this week for a pair of games at Alico Arena, beginning Thursday at 7 p.m. against USC Upstate in a highly-anticipated matchup of preseason league favorites.
January 11, 2014
Despite Chase Fieler's fourth double-double of the season, the FGCU men's basketball team dropped its first league game of the year Saturday afternoon against Jacksonville University at Veterans Memorial Arena, 76-69.
January 10, 2014
The FGCU men's basketball team will look to continue its best-ever league start when it takes on Jacksonville University on Saturday at approximately 3:15 p.m. The game is part of a tripleheader at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, with the JU women playing host to cross-town rival UNF in the first game at 1 p.m.
January 09, 2014
In a battle of top teams in the Atlantic Sun Conference, the FGCU men's basketball team overcame first-half foul trouble, a momentarily scary injury to Brett Comer and a hostile environment to remain in sole possession of first place with a gritty 79-75 win at the University of North Florida Thursday night.
January 08, 2014
Looking to extend its program-record Atlantic Sun Conference start, the FGCU men's basketball team heads to the northeast corner of the state for a pair of league games, beginning with the University of North Florida on Thursday at 7 p.m. at UNF Arena.
January 06, 2014
With the Atlantic Sun Conference season just underway for the men's and women's basketball teams, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the third FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Tuesday night, Jan. 7, as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
January 05, 2014
Behind 14 points each from Eric McKnight and Bernard Thompson, the FGCU men's basketball team continued its best-ever league start with a 68-55 win at Stetson Sunday afternoon.
January 04, 2014
Having started Atlantic Sun Conference play 2-0 for the first time in program history, the FGCU men's basketball team will visit in-state travel partner Stetson for its first road league tilt of the young season Sunday at 1 p.m. on CSS.
January 01, 2014
Led by a career-high-tying 24 points from junior guard Brett Comer, the FGCU men's basketball team cruised to a 75-62 win over visiting Lipscomb Wednesday night at Alico Arena to start league play 2-0 for the first time in program history.
December 31, 2013
Coming off a conference-opening win over Northern Kentucky Monday night, the FGCU men's basketball team will look to avenge a pair of losses to Lipscomb last year while seeking its first-ever 2-0 league start when it hosts the Bisons in Alico Arena on New Year's Day at 5 p.m.
December 31, 2013
FGCU men's basketball freshman Logan Hovey, who has not played yet this year due to a stress fracture in his right leg, will utilize a redshirt season and not compete for the Eagles this season, head coach Joe Dooley announced Tuesday.
December 30, 2013
Senior Chase Fieler surpassed 1,000 career points as part of a 14-point, nine-rebound performance, while Brett Comer added 10 points and Bernard Thompson finished with a game-high 17 points to guide a balanced FGCU attack as part of a 60-56 win over Northern Kentucky Monday evening at Alico Arena in the league opener.
December 29, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team begins its Atlantic Sun Conference title defense Monday evening at Alico Arena as the Eagles commence league action with a 7 p.m. tilt against Northern Kentucky.
December 23, 2013
Chase Fieler recorded his third double-double of the season, but Radford's Kyle Noreen hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds, and Fieler's half-court effort at the buzzer fell off the front of the rim as the Highlanders spoiled Eric McKnight's season debut and handed the FGCU men's basketball team a 64-63 loss at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic in Orleans Arena.
December 22, 2013
Trailing by double figures with a little less than 13 minutes remaining Sunday afternoon, the FGCU men's basketball team (6-6) stormed back behind Brett Comer with its best stretch of basketball all year, out-scoring Florida A&M (2-10) the rest of the game, 38-18, to claim a 77-68 victory at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic in Orleans Arena.
December 21, 2013
Coming off a pair of losses in its first two games of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, the FGCU men's basketball team (5-6) now heads to the Vegas Strip to wrap up play with a pair of games Sunday and Monday. The Eagles will face Florida A&M (2-9) on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern (2:30 local) and then play either Radford (6-4) or Sacred Heart (2-9) at 2:30 p.m. (with a loss) or 5:30 p.m. Eastern (with a win).
December 21, 2013
Dunk City, USA (Actually Fort Myers, Fla.) - Making their first NCAA tournament appearance, the high-flying Eagles went from obscurity to overnight sensation after upsetting second-seeded Georgetown and San Diego State to become the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16. But it was the manner in which FGCU, a school that opened in 1997, won that captivated the nation’s attention
December 20, 2013
FGCU Athletics raised a gross figure of $377,000 thanks to generous support of the FGCU community. The Athletics department extends its most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and supporters that made this event such a huge success.
December 20, 2013
At home men's and women's basketball games during the 2013-14 season, FGCU Athletics will have boxes placed at the main entrance of Alico Arena to accept food donations from the public to go towards supporting the FGCU Food Pantry and the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
December 19, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team (5-6) committed a season-high 21 turnovers which led to 16 points for Mississippi State (8-2) as the Bulldogs defeated the Eagles in their second Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic game Thursday evening at Humphrey Coliseum, 66-53.
December 19, 2013
Calling all A-Sun fans to participate in the Second Annual Basketball Program Cover Design Contest!
December 18, 2013
Coming off a difficult 68-66 double-overtime loss to the University of South Florida Tuesday night in which FGCU nearly executed a full-court play with .3 seconds remaining, the Eagles (5-5) head to Mississippi State to battle the Bulldogs (7-2) in the second game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic on Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern on CSS.
December 17, 2013
A full-court heave by Jamail Jones and basket by Chase Fieler with .3 seconds remaining Tuesday night would have forced triple overtime, but officials ruled that Fieler’s shot was not a tip-in, giving USF (7-2) a 68-66 win over FGCU (5-5) and dampening Division-I program record performances of 32 points from Bernard Thompson and 19 rebounds from Nate Hicks.
December 16, 2013
Coming off one of its largest victories in the Division-I program era, the FGCU men's basketball team (5-4) begins the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic with a contest at the University of South Florida (6-2) Tuesday night at 7 in front of a national TV audience on ESPNU.
December 16, 2013
Six months ago, they were celebrities after "Dunk City" evolved into the most viral storyline in March Madness history.
December 16, 2013
After leading the Eagles in scoring with 18 points in their victory over Samford on Saturday afternoon, Brett Comer has earned the first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award of his career.
December 14, 2013
Chase Fieler recorded his first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead a balanced FGCU attack as the men's basketball team (5-4) never trailed and cruised to an 83-51 win over visiting Samford (4-8) Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena to stop a three-game losing streak.
December 13, 2013
Looking to avoid its first four-game losing streak since the 2011-12 campaign and aiming to build momentum as the non-conference schedule winds down, the FGCU men's basketball team (4-4) lands back at Alico Arena Saturday for a matinee affair with Samford (4-7) at 1 p.m.
December 10, 2013
Nearing the end of the non-conference schedules for the men's and women's basketball teams, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the second FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Wednesday night as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
December 07, 2013
Leading 56-48 with a little more than seven minutes remaining Saturday at FIU, the FGCU men's basketball team (4-4) allowed the Panthers (8-4) to close the game on an extended 24-5 run to take a 72-61 victory at U.S. Century Bank Arena.
December 06, 2013
Looking to avoid its first three-game losing streak since the 2011-12 season, the FGCU men's basketball team (4-3) travels across to state to take on FIU (7-4) Saturday afternoon in front of a national TV audience on Fox Sports 1.
December 05, 2013
FGCU Athletics has named men's basketball player Chase Fieler (Parkersburg, W. Va., Parkersburg South HS) and women's tennis player Bettina Botha (Cape Town, South Africa, De Kuilen HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of November.
December 03, 2013
The FGCU Athletics Development Office is pleased to announce that the 4th Annual "Night at the Nest" gala that will be held this coming Sunday, Dec. 8, at Alico Arena is sold out.
December 01, 2013
Junior Filip Cvjeticanin recorded his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds and classmate Brett Comer tallied a team-best 20 points, but it wasn't enough for the FGCU men's basketball team (4-3) to slow down up-tempo and hot-shooting Iona (3-2) as the Gaels connected at a 56-percent clip from the field en route to a 90-72 win Sunday afternoon at Alico Arena.
December 01, 2013
FGCU men's basketball redshirt junior Eric McKnight, who has missed the first six games of the season while serving a suspension for a violation of team rules, will remain indefinitely suspended and will not play Sunday against Iona.
November 30, 2013
Coming off a loss at NC State on Tuesday night, the FGCU men's basketball team (4-2) returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena looking to get back on track against fellow 2013 No. 15 NCAA Tournament seed and up-tempo Iona (2-2) at 2 p.m.
November 26, 2013
Senior Chase Fieler picked up two fouls not even five minutes into the game, and the FGCU men's basketball (4-2) never got into rhythm at NC State as the Wolfpack (3-2) used a +18 rebounding edge and 54 points in the paint to claim an 82-62 win over the Eagles at PNC Arena Tuesday night.
November 25, 2013
Riding the momentum of a four-game winning streak, the FGCU men's basketball team (4-1) heads in search of its fifth straight victory Tuesday when the Eagles travel to NC State (2-2) to face the Wolfpack at PNC Arena at 7 p.m. on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN App.
November 23, 2013
A record, standing-room only crowd of 4,633 in Alico Arena witnessed double-double performances from guard Brett Comer and center Nate Hicks as the FGCU men's basketball team (4-1) won its fourth straight game Saturday night over local foe Ave Maria, 79-56.
November 22, 2013
In search of its fourth consecutive win, the FGCU men's basketball team (3-1) concludes its mini two-game homestand with a Saturday night matchup against local NAIA foe Ave Maria (2-2) at 7 p.m. from Alico Arena.
November 20, 2013
Riding the waves of an unprecedented 2012-13 season and a 3-1 start to the 2013-14 campaign, the FGCU men's basketball team and head coach Joe Dooley has secured a talented incoming freshman class as Zach Johnson, Christian Terrell and Eric Moeller have all signed a National Letter of Intent in the early signing period to join the quickly-ascending program.
November 20, 2013
With the 2013-14 FGCU men's and women's basketball seasons just underway, Eagles Club members and fans will have an opportunity to attend and listen to the first FGCU Coaches Show of the year on Thursday night as head men's coach Joe Dooley and head women's coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
November 18, 2013
On the strength of all five starters scoring in double figures and a career night from Nate Hicks, the FGCU men's basketball team (3-1) turned a tight game midway through the second half into an easy 72-55 win over Eckerd (1-3) Monday evening in front of 4,124 fans in Alico Arena.
November 18, 2013
Following a Division-I program record 30-point performance on Tuesday and just missing his third career double-double by a rebound on Friday, FGCU senior Chase Fieler has been named the Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week by league officials Monday.
November 17, 2013
Following a furious late- game comeback which was capped with a pair of Brett Comer free throws with five seconds to play, the FGCU men's basketball team (2-1) looks for its third win in a row Monday as it commences a mini two-game homestand against Eckerd College (1-2) at 7 p.m.
November 15, 2013
With his team trailing by one with 5.2 seconds remaining, junior Brett Comer calmly drilled two free throws to award the FGCU men's basketball team (2-1) a gutty 70-69 win at Furman (2-1) Friday night and cap a furious late-game comeback which gave head coach Joe Dooley his first road win at the helm of the Eagles.
November 14, 2013
Coming off an early-morning victory on Tuesday in which its lone senior set a program record and the offense started to find its flow, the FGCU men's basketball team (1-1) takes its show on the road as the Eagles battle Furman (2-0) Friday night at 6 on CSS and ESPN3.
November 12, 2013
Playing in its first nationally televised home game in history, the FGCU men's basketball team received a Division-I program record of 30 points from lone senior Chase Fieler and the up-tempo Eagles offense started to finally find its rhythm in the second half as they ran away from Hartford, 65-51, in a Tuesday morning affair on ESPN2 as part the network's 24-Hour Tipoff Marathon.
November 11, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team opens the home portion of its 2013-14 schedule with a highly-anticipated 7 a.m. game on Tuesday against Hartford which will air nationally on ESPN2 as part of the network's 24-Hour Tipoff Marathon.
November 08, 2013
Despite team highs of 17 points and 8 rebounds from Jamail Jones, the FGCU men's basketball team came up short in its highly-anticipated season opener at Nebraska on Friday night, 79-55, in front of a national TV audience on the Big Ten Network.
November 08, 2013
The highly-anticipated 2013-14 FGCU men's basketball season tips off Friday night in primetime as the Eagles travel to Nebraska for a 9 p.m. matchup with the Cornhuskers which will be shown nationally on the Big Ten Network. In addition, two separate watch parties near campus have been set up for fans in SWFL to catch all the high-flying action of #DunkCity.
November 07, 2013
The highly-anticipated 2013-14 FGCU men's basketball season tips off Friday night in primetime as the Eagles travel to Nebraska for a 9 p.m. matchup with the Cornhuskers which will be shown nationally on the Big Ten Network.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team will begin the 2013-14 campaign with its highest-ever showing in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll as the Eagles are ranked No. 11 in the season-opening ballot.
October 24, 2013
The FGCU Department of Athletics has announced the promotion of Denise Da Silveira to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Sales, as appointed by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh this week.
October 24, 2013
FGCU basketball fans of all ages will have an early look at the 2013-14 men's and women's basketball teams and also do some Trick-or-Treating with members of the squads when the athletic department hosts its family-friendly third-annual Hoops & Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4-6 p.m. in Alico Arena.
October 23, 2013
Fans of both the FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will have their chance to ask questions of the defending Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament champions and A-Sun regular-season champions Wednesday, Oct. 23, as part of the league's Social Media Day live on ASun.TV.
October 22, 2013
FGCU junior Brett Comer has been named to the watch list of candidates for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame officials Tuesday.
October 21, 2013
With the FGCU men’s basketball nationally-televised home opener three weeks from Tuesday, athletic department officials would like to make students and the general public aware of ticket procedures for the 7 a.m. game Nov. 12 versus Hartford live on ESPN2.
October 18, 2013
For the first time in its history, the FGCU men's basketball team will be showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country on Friday, Oct. 18, as ESPN has selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for its annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
October 17, 2013
As part of FGCU's Midnight Madness event - Dunk City After Dark Presented by Coconut Point Ford - Friday night at Alico Arena, fans will have the opportunity to contribute to two charitable SWFL organizations while getting their photo taken with the ESPY the Eagles won this past summer for "Best Upset of the Year."
October 15, 2013
The SWFL community got its first glimpse at the defending Atlantic Sun Conference Champion FGCU men's basketball team Tuesday night as part of a tipoff event sponsored by Moe's Southwest Grill at the Community School which included a scrimmage, dunk show, 3-point contest and autograph session with the team that captured the nation's attention last season.
October 15, 2013
With 10 regular-season games already on national or regional television in 2013-14, the FGCU men's basketball team - combined with efforts from the Atlantic Sun Conference and ESPN - have announced that each of the remaining 10 home games not already scheduled for TV will be shown live on ESPN3.
October 11, 2013
The preseason accolades for the FGCU men's basketball team continue to compile as this time junior Bernard Thompson has been named the headliner of the Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team. The award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in the nation.
October 10, 2013
Coming off an unprecedented 2012-13 season, the FGCU men's basketball team has been predicted to continue its success as it was lauded as the preseason favorite in both the Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Coaches Poll and A-Sun Media Poll, as announced by league officials Thursday.
October 10, 2013
With excitement mounting for the launch of the 2013-14 FGCU men's basketball season, the preseason Atlantic Sun Conference favorite will unofficially tip off the campaign Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. with a preseason event at Community School in Naples.
October 04, 2013
When the week began, the defending Atlantic Sun Conference Champion FGCU men's basketball team was set to make five TV appearances. Now, at the end of the week, fans of #DunkCity will have an opportunity to watch the Eagles' high-flying attack on television 10 times in 2013-14.
October 01, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Club Advisory Board has announced the creation of the Naples Advisory Committee (NAC) in order to reach a larger audience and stretch awareness and support for FGCU Athletics.
October 01, 2013
The defending Atlantic Sun Conference Champion FGCU men's basketball team has added two more television games to its 2013-14 season, announced Tuesday as part of the league's CSS (Comcast Sports Southeast) package.
September 27, 2013
The highly-anticipated 2013-14 FGCU men's basketball season got underway Friday afternoon in Alico Arena with #DunkCity's first official practice of the campaign.
September 25, 2013
The following feature will appear in the national print edition of the USA Today on Thursday, Sept. 26.
September 23, 2013
With the first official day of practice getting underway Friday, the FGCU men's basketball team has started to receive preseason accolades as juniors Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson have been named to the College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason First Team, while senior Chase Fieler was tabbed as a Second Team selection.
September 20, 2013
The Florida Gulf Coast University Department of Athletics has announced the addition of Jamie Church to the athletics communication staff, as released by Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh.
September 16, 2013
Coming off the most successful year in FGCU basketball history, fans will have an expanded opportunity to become season ticket holders and witness first-hand one of the most exciting, unique brands of college basketball anywhere in the country.
August 27, 2013
Every new coach hopes to start strong. But that's rarely an easy task. The transition is usually difficult. New system, new staff, new players and new rules. Sometimes, however, it works immediately, in the right situation. The following coaches have a chance to orchestrate impressive debuts at their new schools.
August 23, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Joe Dooley couldn't have inherited a better situation, taking over an FGCU team that returns four starters. More than that, he's at a program that's now on the national map following last season's success.
August 23, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team added a fourth national TV broadcast to its 2013-14 schedule when it was announced that its game at USF on Tuesday, Dec. 17, will be shown live on ESPNU.
August 22, 2013
Following a 2012-13 season in which the FGCU men's basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 and the women's basketball team qualified for its record-setting sixth straight postseason, the Athletic Department has named recently graduated Sherwood Brown and redshirt senior Sarah Hansen its recipients of the 2012-13 Most Outstanding Male & Female Student-Athlete awards.
August 20, 2013
A rematch of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Championship final between defending champion FGCU and Mercer highlights a trio of A-Sun men's basketball games scheduled to appear on ESPNU in 2013-14.
August 19, 2013
A recap of Eagle Revolution built exclusively from tweets.
August 19, 2013
After putting FGCU on the map with a captivating postseason run, turning Fort Myers into Dunk City and unveiling the best-kept secret in the country last year, the men's basketball team announced its complete 2013-14 non-conference schedule Monday, highlighted by two national TV appearances.
August 16, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - With the 2013-14 year about to commence, FGCU student-athletes will look to build off a record-setting academic performance during the 2012-13 year in which they posted a 3.31 term GPA for the Spring Semester and 3.29 cumulative GPA.
August 15, 2013
Bleacher Report has ranked the 2012-13 FGCU Men's Basketball season as sixth on their list of the top 10 most surprising seasons in college basketball history.
August 12, 2013
The nationally-acclaimed Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team will return to Alico Arena, hosting the University of Hartford Hawks in the 2013-14 #DunkCity home opener on Tuesday, November 12. The contest will tip-off in at an early rising 7 a.m. start on ESPN2, as part of ESPN's 24-Hour Tip-Off Marathon.
August 08, 2013
Bleacher Report has named FGCU Men's Basketball player Brett Comer as number 8 on their list of the Top 10 Most Entertaining Players for the 2013-2014 NCAA Basketball Season.
August 07, 2013
FORT MYERS, Fla. - FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced Wednesday that incoming freshman Jordan Neff (Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb HS) has chosen to return home to Kennesaw, Ga. for family reasons and will not play for the program.
August 06, 2013
Bleacher Report has named FGCUs Chase Fieler as #13 of the Top 20 Mid-Major Stars for the 2013-14 Men's Basketball Season.
July 19, 2013
FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced his third addition since taking over the program on April 22nd, adding to an already strong backcourt with Auburn transfer Brian Greene Jr. who signed a grant-in aid on Friday.
July 17, 2013
From the Sweet Sixteen to the defending Israeli Super League champions. That will be the next step for FGCU graduating senior Sherwood Brown, who inked a pro contract on Wednesday with Maccabi Bazan Haifa of the Israeli Super League.
July 17, 2013
Attention #DunkCity fans! The @FGCU_MBB twitter account has been hacked! Ok, don't panic. Senior-to-be Chase Fieler (@Fieler20) and junior-to-be Brett Comer (@BrettComer0) have taken over the team's twitter account during their trip to the 2013 ESPYS and will be keeping fans updated with information over the two-day trip during the team’s quest to win the "Best Upset"award.
July 15, 2013
FGCU men's basketball first-year head coach Joe Dooley completed his coaching staff on Monday, announcing the hiring of Jamill Jones as an assistant coach.
June 27, 2013
The first-ever No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16, the FGCU men's basketball team’s second round upset of No. 2 seed Georgetown landed it as one of four nominees for the "Best Upset" at The 2013 ESPYS (@ESPYS), announced on Thursday afternoon.
June 20, 2013
During the WGCU's "DunkCity-We Are FGCU" screening event, Brian Hamman from CenturyLink presented FGCU men’s basketball head coach Joe Dooley with a check representing their recent $6,710 donation to FGCU Athletics collected during the "CenturyLink gives FGCU a High 5!"
June 19, 2013
One magical March week, Fort Myers sky-rocketed into the national spotlight as the FGCU men's basketball team made a historic run to the NCAA’s Sweet 16. WGCU Public Media will tell the remarkable story of the 2012-13 men’s basketball team and the impact it has had and will continue to have on the university and the community in a half-hour special program scheduled to show on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Cohen Center Ballroom.
June 03, 2013
FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley continues to bolster an already high-scoring roster, adding Rice transfer Julian DeBose, who averaged 10.4 points per game for the Owls in 2012-13. DeBose signed a grant-in aid on Monday and will have two years of eligibility with the Eagles after sitting out the 2013-14 season.
May 30, 2013
Leading Georgetown by seven points with under two minutes to play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia, FGCU sophomore guard Brett Comer flipped a pass over his right shoulder to the front of the rim to a streaking Chase Fieler for a polarizing alley-oop that brought the City of Brotherly Love crowd out of their seats and had TV talent Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller screaming at the top of their lungs. Dunk City was born.
May 30, 2013
FGCU men's and women's basketball season tickets are selling fast and the FGCU athletic department announced the final winner of its month-long drawing that is part of its renewal incentive program.
May 15, 2013
Newly-appointed FGCU men's basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced his first addition since taking over the program on April 22nd, signing 6-foot-8 Tulane transfer Marc-Eddy Norelia to a grant-in aid on Wednesday.
May 08, 2013
The reigning Atlantic Sun Tournament champion FGCU men's basketball team unveiled its 18-game A-Sun regular slate on Wednesday, highlighted by a home contest against Northern Kentucky on the opening night of league action and seven straight games in the state of Florida to open up.
May 07, 2013
Newly appointed FGCU head coach Joe Dooley unveiled a trio of camp dates on Tuesday, highlighted by the FGCU Team Camp on June 14-16 and pair of individual camps at the beginning and end of summer.
May 03, 2013
Coming off a basketball season in which the two teams combined for a school Division I record 53 wins, including a 28-3 mark in Alico Arena, FGCU men's and women's basketball season tickets are already on sale and on Friday the FGCU athletic department held its first weekly drawing for those who are part of the renewal incentive program.
May 02, 2013
Riding the momentum of a NCAA Sweet Sixteen 16 appearance and the hiring of head coach Joe Dooley, FGCU will take part in the 2013 Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, scheduled for December 22-23 at Orleans Arena.
April 22, 2013
FGCU President Dr. Bradshaw and Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh will introduce new head men's basketball coach Joe Dooley at a press conference held on the second floor of Alico Arena on Monday at 1:30 p.m.
April 17, 2013
FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Wednesday the hiring of Joe Dooley, an assistant coach at Kansas University, as the third men's basketball head coach in program history.
April 11, 2013
Thursday is look at FGCU's 15-1 record at Alico Arena that began with a win over eventual ACC Regular Season Champ Miami. The 15 wins at Alico Arena equaled the most home wins by an A-Sun team in the last five years.
April 09, 2013
After becoming the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, FGCU earned its first national ranking in program history on Tuesday when it came in at No. 25 in the final USA Today/Coaches Poll.
April 08, 2013
Monday's breakdown is of senior Sherwood Brown's historic final season in which he posted arguably the best statistical campaign in program history while using his dynamic personality to capture the nation.
April 07, 2013
Sunday's feature takes a deeper look at junior Chase Fieler's breakout junior campaign in which he set career-highs across the board in style with his team-leading 60 dunks.
April 06, 2013
Saturday is a breakdown of sophomore Bernard Thompson's record-setting season the defensive end that saw the lengthy 6-foot-3 guard win Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year honors and break the century mark for steals all while averaging 14.3 points per game.
April 05, 2013
During the 10 days leading up to the banquet, FGCUATHLETICS.com will highlight 10 accomplishments and moments of the Green and Blue's record-setting campaign that let the nation in on the best kept secret in college athletics and created #DunkCity. Today’s is a breakdown of sophomore Brett Comer's run to his second straight Atlantic Sun assist crown, being FGCU’s floor general and the conductor of #DunkCity.
April 04, 2013
FGCU's Sherwood Brown will participate in the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 7 p.m. ET April 4 at McCamish Pavilion on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta,
April 02, 2013
After guiding FGCU to a 26-11 record, an Atlantic Sun Tournament title and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen this season, FGCU head coach Andy Enfield has accepted the same position at USC of the Pac-12 Conference, announced late Monday evening.
April 01, 2013
After helping guide FGCU to its first-ever Atlantic Sun championship and a run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 with one of the best statistical seasons in program history, senior Sherwood Brown was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press on Monday afternoon.
April 01, 2013
Coming off an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 run that captivated the nation and turned Fort Myers into Dunk City, the FGCU men's basketball team will celebrate its 26-win season and Atlantic Sun Tournament title by holding its annual postseason banquet on Monday, April 15 in Alico Arena.
March 30, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Mike Rosario had 15 points and Florida is going to an NCAA regional final for the third year in a row after a 62-50 victory over Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed whose improbable tournament journey ended just before midnight Friday.
March 29, 2013
The first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet Sixteen, FGCU will take on in-state foe No. 3 seed Florida on Friday night in Arlington, Texas at Cowboys Stadium at 10:07 p.m. ET on TBS. The meeting will mark the first time that two teams from the same state will meet in the Sweet Sixteen, while the Eagles are the first team since the 1987 Gators to win their first two NCAA Tournament games. FGCU’s seven-game win streak is the fourth-longest in the nation, while it has won 14 of its last 16 games.
March 27, 2013
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March 25, 2013
FGCU Athletics will host a pep rally and autograph session tonight to celebrate the men’s basketball upcoming trip to the Sweet 16 on Monday, March 25.
March 24, 2013
FGCU will look to become the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday night when it takes on No. 7 seed San Diego State in a third round South Region showdown in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center at 7:10 p.m. on TBS.
March 22, 2013
Can't make it to Philadelphia? No problem! There are many ways to follow FGCU throughout the tournament so fans can feel like they are in the City of Brotherly love with the Green and Blue as they make their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday, March 22 at 6:50 p.m. against Georgetown.
March 22, 2013
In just its sixth year in Division I and second as postseason eligible, FGCU will make its NCAA Tournament debut on Friday in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center as the No. 15 seed in the South Region against No. 2 seed Georgetown at 6:50 p.m. on TBS.
March 17, 2013
With a crowd of over 1,000 fans waiting anxiously during the team’s watch party at Alico Arena on Sunday night, the FGCU men's basketball team learned it will be the No. 15 seed in the South Regional and will take on BIG EAST regular season co-champ and No. 2 seed Georgetown at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 15, 2013
After completing the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball season, several teams on the men's and women's side have positioned themselves for postseason play. Here is the body of work by FGCU.
March 15, 2013
After helping guide the FGCU men's basketball team to the Atlantic Sun Championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament, seniors Sherwood Brown and Eddie Murray will throw out the first pitch to Saturday afternoon’s spring training contest between the Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Gametime is slated for 1:05 p.m.
March 14, 2013
The nation will get a chance to see the Atlantic Sun champion FGCU men's basketball team react when its first-ever NCAA Tournament opponent and destination is unveiled on Sunday, as CBS will give a live look-in during the team’s Selection Show Party held at Alico Arena.
March 12, 2013
The first team to punch its ticket to the 2013 NCAA Tournament thanks to winning the Atlantic Sun Tournament, the FGCU men's basketball team earned the No. 25 spot in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll released on Monday evening.
March 09, 2013
Just a year removed from falling 20 minutes short of its first NCAA Tournament berth, FGCU didn't let its second chance slip away as Tournament MVP Brett Comer scored 21 points to lead five players in double figures in the second-seeded Eagles' 88-75 win over top-seeded Mercer in the A-Sun championship game Saturday afternoon at Hawkins Arena seen nationally on ESPN2.
March 09, 2013
Making its second straight appearance in the Atlantic Sun championship game, No. 2 seed FGCU will attempt to win its first A-Sun crown and automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday when it takes on No. 1 seed and host Mercer at noon on ESPN2.
March 08, 2013
For the second straight year FGCU will play in the Atlantic Sun championship game, as the second-seeded Eagles used a 48-point second half and another stout 40-minute defensive effort to defeat third-seeded Stetson Friday night in the semifinals at Hawkins Arena.
March 08, 2013
With wins in 10 of its last 12 games, second-seeded FGCU will look to advance to the Atlantic Sun championship game for the second straight year when it takes on third-seeded Stetson Friday night in the semifinal round seen live on Comcast Sports Southeast.
March 06, 2013
Junior Chase Fieler equaled a career-high with 22 points and sophomore Bernard Thompson scored all 18 of his points in the final 13 minutes as second-seeded FGCU advanced to the Atlantic Sun semifinals with a 73-63 win over seventh-seeded UNF on Wednesday afternoon at Hawkins Arena.
March 05, 2013
A year removed from being just the sixth team in the 33-year history of the A-Sun Tournament to advance to the championship in its first appearance, FGCU will enter the 2013 A-Sun Championship as the No. 2 seed with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 7 seed UNF on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3.
March 05, 2013
On the eve of its Atlantic Sun quarterfinal showdown with North Florida, the FGCU men's basketball team took home two of the league's biggest postseason awards Tuesday afternoon when senior Sherwood Brown was deemed the A-Sun Player of the Year and sophomore Bernard Thompson was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year in a vote conducted among the conference head coaches.
March 02, 2013
Although five players finished in double figures, it was FGCU's play on the defensive end that helped the Green and Blue closeout Atlantic Sun regular season play with a 67-49 over visiting Kennesaw State in front of 2,574 fans at Alico Arena.
March 02, 2013
With its hopes of an Atlantic Sun co-regular season title still alive, FGCU will wrap up regular season play on Saturday when it hosts Kennesaw State at Alico Arena.
February 28, 2013
Trailing by three entering the final minute, FGCU made 6-of-7 at the free throw line down the stretch to rally for a hard-fought 60-57 Atlantic Sun win over first place Mercer in a physical affair Thursday night in front of a crowd of 3,586 at Alico Arena.
February 28, 2013
Sitting two games out of first place with two games remaining, FGCU will get a chance to gain a game on first place Mercer when it hosts the Bears in a critical Atlantic Sun contest Thursday night at Alico Arena.
February 26, 2013
With the final weekend of regular season action ahead, the final FGCU Coaches Show will air on Tuesday, Feb. 26, as women's head coach Karl Smesko and men's head coach Andy Enfield will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 22, 2013
After erasing a double figure deficit midway through the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team fell victim to a 9-0 Stetson run over the final 1:44 to drop a hard-fought 80-71 Atlantic Sun road contest Friday night at the Edmunds Center.
February 22, 2013
Sitting a half-game out of first place with three games remaining, FGCU will close out its conference road slate on Friday night in DeLand, Fla. when it takes on third place Stetson in the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week.
February 20, 2013
Occupying two of the top three spots in the Atlantic Sun standings, the second rendition of FGCU (19-9, 11-4 A-Sun) against Stetson (12-14, 9-6 A-Sun) on Friday at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla. can been seen live on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) beginning at 7 p.m.
February 16, 2013
Sophomore Martin Smith poured in a career-high 30 points and freshman Stephen Hurt added 20, as Lipscomb defeated FGCU for the second time this season, 84-74, on Saturday night at Allen Arena.
February 15, 2013
Riding a program Division I record seven-game win streak that includes three straight on the road, first place FGCU caps its two-game road trip at Lipscomb on Saturday on ESPN3 at 7:30 EST.
February 14, 2013
Junior Chase Fieler and sophomore Bernard Thompson combined for 28 of FGCU's 36 second half points, as the Eagles shook off a second half deficit to extend their win streak to seven games with a 60-53 Atlantic Sun triumph at Northern Kentucky Thursday night at the Bank of Kentucky Center.
February 14, 2013
Riding a program Division I record six-game win streak in which its out-scored its opponents by 19.3 points per night, FGCU will make its first-ever appearance at A-Sun newcomer Northern Kentucky on Thursday night at 7 p.m.
February 12, 2013
Following the team's third straight unbeaten conference weekend, FGCU senior Sherwood Brown and redshirt sophomore Eric McKnight took home both of the Atlantic Sun's weekly honors on Tuesday. Brown claimed his third A-Sun Player of the Week award this season, while McKnight was named the Newcomer of the Week for the third time.
February 11, 2013
After helping FGCU extend its program Division I record win streak to six games and keep sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun standings, senior Sherwood Brown has been named the College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week, announced by the media outlet on Monday.
February 09, 2013
Senior Sherwood Brown finished with a game-high 21 points and FGCU held its second straight opponent under 50 points as it cruised to a 74-49 Atlantic Sun win over USC Upstate Saturday evening in front of a crowd of 3,753 fans on Alumni Weekend.
February 08, 2013
Riding a program Division I record five-game win streak, FGCU will look to look to continue its winning ways on Saturday when it welcomes in USC Upstate for a 5:17 p.m. showdown on ESPN3.
February 07, 2013
Behind its best defensive effort of the season, the FGCU men's basketball team extended its win streak to five games and remained in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Sun with a wire-to-wire 67-43 win over ETSU in front of 2,832 fans at Alico Arena Thursday night.
February 07, 2013
Riding its first-ever four-game win streak in Atlantic Sun action and sitting in sole possession of first place, FGCU takes on ETSU Thursday night at Alico Arena where it is 11-1 on the season.
February 02, 2013
The FGCU backcourt of senior Sherwood Brown along with sophomores Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson combined to score 59 points to lead the Eagles to their fourth straight Atlantic Sun win at Jacksonville, 81-78, on Saturday afternoon at Swisher Gymnasium.
February 01, 2013
Saturday's Atlantic Sun showdown features a pair of first place teams, as FGCU carries a three-game win streak into Swisher Gymnasium to take on a Jacksonville club that has won five of its last six.
January 31, 2013
Highlighted by a 49-point second half and its third straight 50 percent night from the field, the FGCU men's basketball team held on to its share of first place in the Atlantic Sun with a 89-75 road win at North Florida on Thursday night at UNF Arena.
January 31, 2013
Currently one of five teams tied for first place in the tight Atlantic Sun race, FGCU (14-8, 6-3) begins the second half of its league slate Thursday night in Jacksonville, Fla. against North Florida.
January 29, 2013
Coming off FGCU's convincing 96-65 win over first place Stetson last Friday, redshirt sophomore Eric McKnight has been named the Atlantic Sun Co-Newcomer of the Week, as the league handed out its weekly awards on Tuesday.
January 28, 2013
FGCU men's basketball senior Sherwood Brown became the program's third player in the program’s 11-year history to reach 1,000 career points last Friday and on Monday earned his third College Sports Madness A-Sun Player of the Week honor of the year.
January 25, 2013
Behind a dominating performance on both ends of the court that featured a 59 percent shooting performance and 31 points off turnovers, the FGCU men's basketball team led from start to finish in a convincing 96-65 win over Stetson in the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week in front of 3,002 fans at Alico Arena.
January 25, 2013
Sitting one game out of first place in the Atlantic Sun standings, FGCU (13-8, 5-3) will take on conference leader Stetson (9-10, 6-2) in the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week.
January 23, 2013
Separated by just a game in the standings, Friday night’s critical Atlantic Sun showdown between FGCU (13-8, 5-3 A-Sun) and Stetson (9-10, 6-2 A-Sun) at Alico Arena can be seen live on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) beginning at 7 p.m.
January 23, 2013
With the halfway point of the A-Sun season approaching, the FGCU Coaches Show returns on Wednesday, Jan. 23, as men's head coach Andy Enfield and women’s head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield starting at 5:30 p.m.
January 22, 2013
Riding a program record four-game double-double streak, FGCU men's basketball senior Sherwood Brown has been named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week, announced by the league office late Tuesday morning.
January 19, 2013
Senior Sherwood Brown scored 16 of his career-high 29 points in the first half and became the first FGCU player to record a double-double in four straight games as he led the Eagles to a 73-54 Atlantic Sun win over Northern Kentucky on Saturday at Alico Arena.
January 18, 2013
FGCU will look to rid itself of its first losing streak of the season on Saturday when it takes on Northern Kentucky at 5:15 p.m. at Alico Arena.
January 17, 2013
Behind a career-high 29 points from Deonte Alexander, Lipscomb rallied to force overtime and out-scored the FGCU men's basketball team 17-8 in the extra frame to hand the Eagles their first home loss of the season in the form of a 87-78 defeat Thursday night at Alico Arena.
January 16, 2013
Currently in a three-way tie for first place in the Atlantic Sun standings, FGCU tips off a conference season-long three-game homestand on Thursday night against Lipscomb at Alico Arena.
January 15, 2013
FGCU men's basketball assistant coach Kevin Norris has been selected to participate in the 3rd Annual Shots from the Heart Tournament, presented by CollegeInsider.com in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.
January 12, 2013
After putting together arguably its best offensive first half of the season and building a 19-point lead early in the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team fell victim to a furious ETSU comeback on Saturday, falling 85-75 in Atlantic Sun action at the MSHA Athletic Center.
January 11, 2013
Currently in first place in the A-Sun standings by a half-game, FGCU takes a three-game win streak to ETSU for its sixth conference game in 13 days on Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2013
Junior Chase Fieler’s layup with 1.5 seconds left in overtime time provided the final lead change of a hard-fought game between the Atlantic Sun’s top two teams in the standings, as FGCU picked up a thrilling 72-71 overtime victory Thursday night on ESPN3 at the Hodge Center.
January 07, 2013
Behind a season-high five players in double figures, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its program Division I record ninth straight home win as it held on for a dramatic 75-73 Atlantic Sun victory over North Florida (UNF) Monday night at Alico Arena.
January 06, 2013
FGCU will look to carry over the momentum from its convincing win on Saturday against Jacksonville to Monday night when it hosts North Florida at Alico Arena.
January 05, 2013
The FGCU men's basketball team jumped out to a 43-17 lead at the half and never looked back, as the Eagles limited Jacksonville to a 29 percent night from the field en route to a convincing 78-55 win in its Atlantic Sun home opener on Saturday afternoon at Alico Arena.
January 04, 2013
Coming off a 1-1 road weekend to open Atlantic Sun play, FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena to open its conference home slate against Jacksonville on Saturday at 2 p.m.
January 03, 2013
With their Atlantic Sun home-opening weekend fast approaching, FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield on Thursday, Jan. 3, for the second rendition of the FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
January 02, 2013
In a rematch of last year's Atlantic Sun semifinal contest, the FGCU men’s basketball team rallied from eight points down with under three minutes to play to force overtime, but fell in the extra frame to Mercer, 77-70, in a hard-fought contest on Wednesday night at Hawkins Arena.
January 01, 2013
Coming off a hard-fought 68-59 win at Kennesaw State in the Atlantic Sun opener on New Year's Eve, FGCU will closeout its two-game conference road swing at preseason favorite Mercer Wednesday night at Hawkins Arena. FGCU (9-5) and Mercer (8-6) rank first and second in the A-Sun in total wins.
December 31, 2012
Behind all three starting guards in double figures and a 12-2 run late in the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team opened Atlantic Sun Conference action with a 68-59 road win at Kennesaw State Monday evening at the newly-renovated KSU Convocation Center.
December 30, 2012
With a successful non-conference slate that featured a league-high eight wins in the books, FGCU turns its attention to Atlantic Sun action when it travels to Kennesaw State for a New Year’s Eve showdown Monday at 5 p.m.
December 21, 2012
Winners of four of its last five and six of its last eight, FGCU will finish off its non-conference slate with a Saturday matinee at Maine in the end of a home-and-home between the two programs. The Eagles' 8-4 record is the most non-conference wins in the program’s brief six-year Division I history.
December 18, 2012
Sparked by four players in double figures for the third straight game and a season-high 40 points from its bench, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its Division I program record eighth non-conference win with a 86-60 win over NAIA foe Southeastern on Tuesday night at Alico Arena.
December 17, 2012
Taking the Alico Arena floor already for the seventh time this season, FGCU will look to keep its home record (6-0) unblemished on Tuesday night when it takes on NAIA foe Southeastern. The Eagles can set a new program D-I record for non-conference victories with a win.
December 17, 2012
Junior forward Chase Fieler (Parkersburg, W. Va./Parkersburg South HS) tied his career-high with 18 points in FGCU’s win over FIU and after his superb showing in the Eagles lone game last week, he earned his first College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award on Monday.
December 13, 2012
Behind four players in double figures led by a season-high 18 points from juniors Chase Fieler and Christophe Varidel, the FGCU men’s basketball team ran out to a double figure lead and held on to defeat in-state foe FIU, 76-73, on Thursday night at Alico Arena.
December 13, 2012
Off to its best 10-game start in Division I program history, FGCU will return from an eight-day break from game action on Thursday when it hosts in-state rival FIU at Alico Arena. Currently just outside the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll with 44 votes, the Eagles are 5-0 at home this season.
December 10, 2012
FGCU fans can cheer on the men's and women's basketball teams at Alico Arena this holiday season, while also supporting Toys for Tots during a trio of selected December home dates.
December 04, 2012
Despite a career-high 18 points from junior Chase Fieler, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn’t overcome a 13-of-25 night from beyond the arc by Iowa State as it fell to the Cyclones, 83-72, on Tuesday night in front of 12,692 fans at Clinton Coliseum.
December 04, 2012
Coming off a convincing 65-50 win over MAAC favorite Loyola University Maryland, who was No. 21 in the last Mid-Major Poll, FGCU will finish off a 26-day, 10-game stretch to open the season at Big XII member Iowa State on Tuesday night.
December 03, 2012
Off to its best start in the program’s brief six-year Division I history, the FGCU men's basketball team received votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll for the first time, unveiled by the media outlet on Monday afternoon. The Eagles received 44 votes to sit at No. 27.
December 01, 2012
Behind a defensive effort that saw FGCU limit Loyola University Maryland to a season-low 50 points, the Eagles improved to 5-0 at home on Saturday night with a convincing win over the MAAC favorite Greyhounds, 65-50, at Alico Arena.
December 01, 2012
Off to the program’s best start in Division I history and coming off a convincing 86-62 road win at Samford on Wednesday, FGCU opens up the month of December at Alico Arena against MAAC favorite Loyola University Maryland on Saturday night.
November 28, 2012
Behind a pair of 20-point nights from senior Sherwood Brown and sophomore Bernard Thompson, the FGCU men's basketball team turned in its best offensive performance of the young season with a coast-to-coast 86-62 win at Samford Wednesday night at the Pete Hanna Center.
November 28, 2012
Second-year FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Bill Banfield on Thursday night for the first edition of the 2012-13 FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
November 28, 2012
FGCU will cap a busy opening month of the season with its eighth game and fourth on the road Wednesday night against Southern Conference (SoCon) member Samford at the Pete Hanna Center (5,000) in Birmingham, Ala.
November 27, 2012
FGCU men’s basketball senior Sherwood Brown (Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS) collected his second major award of the week as he was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
November 26, 2012
Highlighted by his MVP honors at the Battle 4 Atlantis hosted by FGCU, men's basketball senior Sherwood Brown turned in another strong week for the Eagles to earn his second straight A-Sun Player of the Week award from College Sports Madness on Monday.
November 24, 2012
Playing its fourth game in six days, the FGCU men's basketball team received another 20-point night from sophomore Bernard Thompson, but couldn’t overcome a strong second half push from St. John's in a 79-68 loss at Carnesecca Arena Saturday on ESPN3.
November 22, 2012
Led by Tournament MVP senior Sherwood Brown's 22 points, the FGCU men's basketball team erased a 10-point halftime deficit with a huge second half to defeat Toledo, 72-66, on Thanksgiving night in the Championship game of the Battle 4 Atlantis hosted by FGCU. With the win, FGCU earns an automatic invitation into the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas.
November 21, 2012
Behind 16 points from sophomore Chase Fieler, the FGCU men's basketball team overcame a rough shooting night to hold on for a 50-48 win over Alcorn State on Wednesday night in the semifinals of a four-team tournament hosted by FGCU that is part of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
November 20, 2012
After a 2-1 week that included a home win over ACC foe Miami and a trip to No. 9 Duke, FGCU men's basketball sophomores Bernard Thompson and Eric McKnight were named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, respectively, to sweep the league’s weekly awards.
November 20, 2012
FGCU men's basketball coach Andy Enfield announced the second member of its 2013-14 class on Tuesday, signing Logan Hovey to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) in the early signing period.
November 20, 2012
FGCU men's basketball senior Sherwood Brown was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Tuesday night.
November 19, 2012
Despite a career-high 24 points from sophomore Bernard Thomson and owning the lead for a majority of the opening 14 minutes, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't fend off a 30-0 Blue Devils' run as it fell to No. 9 Duke, 88-67, Sunday night on ESPNU in front of 9,314 fans at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
November 18, 2012
Coming off a pair of home wins, including a 63-51 win over ACC foe Miami, FGCU carries a 2-1 record into Sunday night’s meeting with No. 9 Duke at historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game, which is part of the Battle 4 Atlantis, will be nationally televised on ESPNU with Tom Hart and Adrian Branch on the call.
November 16, 2012
Entering on a two-game win streak that includes a 12-point victory over Miami, the FGCU men's basketball team will be appearing in its first nationally televised game of the 2012-13 season on Sunday night when it takes on No. 9 Duke at 8 p.m. on ESPNU and WatchESPN.com.
November 16, 2012
The FGCU men’s basketball team used a balanced attack with four players scoring in double-figures as it led from start to finish in a convincing, 86-54, win over Ave Maria on Thursday night in front of 1,113 fans at Alico Arena.
November 15, 2012
FGCU will look to build off of the most historic win in the program's brief history when it hosts Ave Maria on Thursday night at Alico Arena. The Eagles opened their home schedule in style two nights ago with a 63-51 win over ACC member and in-state foe Miami in front of a school record 4,552 fans.
November 14, 2012
Less than 24 hours after one of the biggest wins in FGCU men's basketball history against ACC foe Miami, head coach Andy Enfield announced the signing of forward Jordan Neff to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday afternoon.
November 13, 2012
Behind a 40-14 edge in points in the paint and a 21-3 game-changing run in the middle of the first half, the FGCU men's basketball team opened its home schedule in style with a 63-51 victory over ACC foe Miami in front of a school record 4,552 fans at Alico Arena on Tuesday night.
November 09, 2012
Despite a game-high 21 points from sophomore Bernard Thompson and 16 more from senior Sherwood Brown, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn’t overcome a big halftime deficit during its 80-57 season-opening loss to VCU at Verizon Wireless Arena at the Siegel Center.
November 09, 2012
Coming off an appearance in the Atlantic Sun Championship game in its first year of Division I postseason eligibility in 2011-12, FGCU will open its 11th season and second under head coach ANDY ENFIELD on Friday night at one of the Atlantic 10’s newest members VCU at Verizon Wireless Arena.
November 07, 2012
The 2012-13 Atlantic Sun men's basketball season is almost ready to begin and to preview the start of the year, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top-20 returning scorers. Wednesday included FGCU senior Sherwood Brown who checks in at No. 6 on the list.
November 06, 2012
The 2012-13 Atlantic Sun men's basketball season is almost ready to begin and to preview the start of the year, the A-Sun is taking a look at the top-20 returning scorers. Tuesday included FGCU sophomore Bernard Thompson who checks in at No. 9 on the list.
October 25, 2012
FGCU basketball fans can get a good look at the 2012-13 version of the men's and women's programs this Sunday, Oct. 28 during the athletic department's second annual Hoops & Halloween event from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Alico Arena.
October 22, 2012
The FGCU men's basketball trio of senior Sherwood Brown and sophomores Bernard Thompson and Eric McKnight all earned A-Sun Preseason accolades from College Sports Madness on Saturday when the media outlet unveiled its All-Conference teams.
October 18, 2012
Coming off an appearance in the Atlantic Sun Championship game a year ago, the FGCU men's basketball team was picked third in the 10-team league in both the coaches and media preseason polls, announced by the league on Thursday afternoon.
October 17, 2012
With the anticipation of the start of the 2012-13 season building, the FGCU men's basketball team will play a preseason Green/Blue game at the Community School in Naples on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Admission to the event is free.
October 12, 2012
What a difference a year makes. Returning eight players, including all five starters, from last year's team that advanced to the Atlantic Sun Championship game, second-year head coach Andy Enfield and the FGCU men's basketball team officially opened the 2012-13 season on Friday evening with the squad’s first practice.
September 21, 2012
Both of the FGCU men’s basketball team's contests against in-state Atlantic Sun rival Stetson will appear on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) for the second straight season, as the league office announced the start of its second decade of partnership with CSS on Friday.
August 15, 2012
On the heels of a successful foreign tour to the Bahamas and with the start of the 2012-13 season rapidly approaching, second-year FGCU head coach Andy Enfield announced the signing of German guard Alexander Blessig to a grant-in aid on Wednesday.
August 10, 2012
Fueled by a 39-point first quarter and a 56 percent shooting night from the field, the FGCU men's basketball team shot the lights out of Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium during a 121-78 win over the Grand Bahamas All-Stars in its final game of the Summer of Thunder Tour Friday evening.
August 09, 2012
Behind a well-balanced offensive attack and improved effort on the defensive end, the FGCU men's basketball team took care of business on the second day of its Summer of Thunder tour in the Bahamas with a 102-69 win over the Mailboat Cybots Thursday night at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.
August 08, 2012
Behind a game-high 34 points from sophomore Brett Comer, the FGCU men’s basketball team opened in foreign tour in the Bahamas with a 110-95 victory over the Commonwealth Bank Giants Wednesday night at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.
August 07, 2012
Following Tuesday's final practice session, the FGCU men's basketball players and staff will pack their bags for an early Wednesday morning flight to the Bahamas for a three-game foreign trip against international professional competition in the city of Nassau.
August 04, 2012
Just over three days away from the team’s foreign tour to the Bahamas, FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield gives Eagles’ fans an update on the first six days of practice and what’s ahead leading up to the trip.
July 30, 2012
With just nine days remaining until its foreign tour to the Bahamas, the FGCU men’s basketball team opened its NCAA-allowed practice period leading up to the trip on Monday with an energetic two-hour session in Alico Arena.
July 27, 2012
Coming off an appearance in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament championship game in the program’s first year of Division I postseason eligibility, the FGCU men's basketball team will get a head start on building off its first season under head coach Andy Enfield when it takes a foreign tour to the Bahamas from August 8-12.
July 06, 2012
Former FGCU men's basketball center Kevin Cantinol joined the professional ranks on Friday, signing a contract to play for ADA Blois Basketball 41 of the NM1 League in France.
June 09, 2012
Coming off an appearance in the 2012 Atlantic Sun Tournament championship game in the program’s first year of postseason eligibility, FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield continued to bolster the roster on Saturday with the addition of Marquette transfer Jamail Jones, who signed a grant-in aid to join the Eagles next season.
June 06, 2012
A pure-shooting 2-guard, the Naples native will land in Bangkok, Thailand, where he’ll play for the Cobras of the ASEAN Basketball League. The league was founded in 2009 and is comprised of eight teams from six Asian countries.
May 14, 2012
FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield announced on Monday that 6-foot-10 Georgia Tech transfer Nate Hicks has signed a grant-in aid to join the Eagles next season.
April 15, 2012
FGCU men's basketball signee DaJuan Graf represented the West team on Saturday, April 14, in the Jordan Brand Classic (JBC) regional game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Graf was the West squad’s starting point guard, turning in a line of 10 points, four rebounds and three steals over 26 minutes of work.
April 10, 2012
A unanimous Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team choice, FGCU men's basketball guard Bernard Thompson earned some more postseason accolades on Tuesday when he was named to the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshmen All-American team. Thompson was one of two A-Sun rookies to make the 25-member Mid-Major Freshmen All-American squad, as he was joined by USC Upstate's Ty Greene.
April 04, 2012
Highlighted by freshman Brett Comer leading the Atlantic Sun and finishing 28th in the country in assists per game (5.6), the FGCU men's basketball ranked in top 50 in the country in three different statistical categories in the final NCAA rankings.
March 27, 2012
With both programs coming off successful runs into March Madness, FGCU men's and women's basketball season tickets for the 2012-13 campaign are now on sale at the FGCU ticket office. FGCU was one of just 15 schools out of 344 in Division I that saw its men's and women's program advance to its respective Conference Tournament championship game.
March 07, 2012
FGCU men's basketball early signee DaJuan Graf will get a chance to continue his terrific senior season on Saturday, April 14, when he takes part in the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game playing for the West Team at Time Warner Cable Arena. Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., has announced the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic's Regional and National games.
March 06, 2012
Coming off a successful weekend at the Atlantic Sun Tournament for both teams, the FGCU Athletic Department announced the dates for its men’s and women’s basketball postseason banquets on Wednesday. The women's banquet will recognize their NCAA Tournament campaign on Wednesday, April 4, while the men will celebrate their best season in Division I history on Tuesday, April 10.
March 03, 2012
Behind four starters in double figures and a strong second half, top-seeded Belmont fought back from a 13-point deficit in the first half to end sixth-seeded FGCU's magical run towards an Atlantic Sun Championship with an 83-69 win Saturday night in the tournament finale at the University Center.
March 03, 2012
Sixth-seeded FGCU will look to complete its magical run through the Atlantic Sun Tournament on Saturday night when it takes on top-seeded and reigning conference champ Belmont in the title game. FGCU became the sixth team in the 33-year history of the A-Sun Tournament to advance to the championship game in its first appearance and will now look to be just the fourth team to win the tournament in its first try.
March 02, 2012
Fueled by arguably its best defensive performance of the season, the sixth-seeded FGCU men's basketball team rallied from six points down late in the second half to stun second-seeded Mercer, 62-58, on its home court to advance to the Atlantic Sun Championship Saturday night shown live on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
March 02, 2012
Sixth-seeded FGCU will look to become the sixth team in the 33-year history of the Atlantic Sun Tournament to make the championship game in its first-ever conference postseason appearance when it takes on second-seeded Mercer on Friday night in the semifinals. The game will be televised live on Comcast Sports South.
March 01, 2012
FGCU will make its first-ever appearance at the Atlantic Sun Tournament when it takes on fellow first-timer and No. 3 USC Upstate in the quarterfinal round at the University Center on the campus of Mercer University. The Eagles and Spartans will both be making their first Division I postseason appearance after sitting out the last four years due the NCAA Division I transition period.
February 28, 2012
ESPN 770's David Moulton (P-B-P) and Mark Miller (Analyst), of the Miller & Moulton Show that airs from 2-7 p.m. on Monday-Friday, will have the call from the University Center in Macon, Ga. for every game FGCU appears in.
February 28, 2012
Just days away from its first-ever Atlantic Sun Tournament appearance, the FGCU men's basketball team saw a trio of players earn conference postseason accolades on Monday evening, announced by the league office. Junior Sherwood Brown was named to the All-Conference second team, while rookies Brett Comer and Bernard Thompson occupied two of the five spots on the All-Freshmen squad.
February 26, 2012
FGCU men's basketball freshman Bernard Thompson closed the regular season with his third and fourth straight double figure outings, earning his second and the final Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week award, announced by the league office late Sunday night.
February 25, 2012
Behind a balanced scoring attack that featured four players with at least 15 points, ETSU led from start to finish as it handed FGCU an 84-71 loss Saturday afternoon on the final day of the Atlantic Sun regular season action at the MSHA Athletic Center. With the loss, FGCU (13-16, 8-10) earns the No. 6 seed in next week’s Atlantic Sun Tournament held on the campus of Mercer in Macon, Ga.
February 25, 2012
FGCU will close out the regular season on Saturday when it takes on ETSU at the MSHA Athletic Center. The game can be seen live on ESPN3.com with Matt Stewart (P-B-P) and Sonny Smith (Analyst) on the call.
February 23, 2012
Fueled by a program Division I record 15 three-pointers and 30 points by sophomore Torrey Craig, USC Upstate jumped out to a big halftime lead and fought off a second half surge by FGCU for an 87-74 Atlantic Sun win Thursday night at the Hodge Center.
February 23, 2012
Currently in a tie for fifth in the Atlantic Sun standings, FGCU will hit the road for the final weekend of regular season play beginning at third place USC Upstate on Thursday night at the Hodge Center. The Eagles are 4-3 on the road in A-Sun play this season, a program single-season record for conference road wins, and are 2-1 all-time in Spartanburg, S.C.
February 17, 2012
Junior Adam Pegg poured in a game-high 23 points to lead five players in double figures for Stetson, as the Hatters built a lead as large as 24 before fending off a late FGCU rally to hand the Eagles an 86-80 loss in front of an Alico Arena crowd of 2,352. The loss dips FGCU’s record to 13-14 on the season and 8-8 in the A-Sun with two regular season games remaining. The Hatters snap a four-game losing streak to the Eagles with the win and move to 6-10 in the conference.
February 16, 2012
With its first conference postseason berth in hand, FGCU will closeout its 2011-12 home slate against in-state rival Stetson in the Atlantic Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week at Alico Arena. The game will be televised live on Comcast Sports South - channel 70 in southwest Florida - and on ESPN3.com outside the CSS footprint with Matt Stewart and Sonny Smith on the call.
February 15, 2012
First-year FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women's basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Tom James on Wednesday, Feb. 15, for the fourth and final rendition of the FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
February 13, 2012
Behind six players in double figures, the FGCU men's basketball team led for all but 15 seconds in a convincing 89-68 Atlantic Sun win over Lipscomb Monday night at Alico Arena. Eligible for postseason play for the first time in school history, the Eagles clinched a berth in the A-Sun Tournament with the victory.
February 11, 2012
A 12-0 Belmont run that stretched from the end of the first half into the opening four minutes of the second half highlighted a strong final 20 minutes for the Bruins, as the FGCU men's basketball team fell, 86-63, on Saturday night in front of an Alico Arena crowd of 3,007 fans.
February 11, 2012
Currently in a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Sun standings, FGCU begins a three-game homestand on Saturday night when it welcomes Belmont to Alico Arena. The Eagles will look to avenge a loss to the Bruins earlier in the season in Nashville, while improving on their 8-3 home record.
February 06, 2012
Despite 23 points from junior Sherwood Brown, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't overcome 11 UNF three-pointers in a 68-62 loss Monday night at UNF Arena. Brown turned in his fourth 20-point game of the season, scoring 15 of his game-high 23 points in the second half.
February 06, 2012
Coming off its fourth Atlantic Sun road win of the season, FGCU will look to move closer to securing its first conference postseason berth in school history when it takes on North Florida Monday night. Currently in sole possession of fourth place in the A-Sun standings, the Eagles will look to avenge a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Ospreys earlier in the season in which they squandered a 17-point halftime lead.
February 04, 2012
Behind arguably its best 40-minute effort of the season on the defensive end, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its program Division I record 12th win with a hard-fought 65-55 Atlantic Sun victory at Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon at Veterans Memorial Arena. The Eagles (12-11) held the Dolphins to under 31 percent shooting in each half, while coming away with a season-high 15 steals to improve to 7-5 in the A-Sun.
February 04, 2012
Currently in a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Sun standings, FGCU will look to build off a six-win month of January when it opens the final month of the regular season at Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles are 3-2 on the road in A-Sun play this season and can set a program single-season record for conference road victories with a win against the Dolphins.
February 03, 2012
Tickets for the 2012 General Shale Brick Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball Championships held at the University Center on the campus of Mercer from February 29-March 3, can be purchased through the FGCU ticket office beginning on Friday morning. With FGCU postseason eligible for the first time in its Division I history, fans can get ticket booklets that include admission into every game of the men’s and women’s tournament (14 games) for $75. All tickets are general admission.
January 31, 2012
Following a week that included a pair of double-doubles, FGCU men's basketball junior Sherwood Brown was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week on Tuesday, announced by the league office. Brown posted averages of 16.3 points and 9.7 rebounds over a 2-1 week at Alico Arena en route to becoming the third Eagle to be lauded by the A-Sun this season, but the first to win Player of the Week.
January 30, 2012
A 12-0 Mercer run early in the second half and a 20-point night from sophomore point guard Langston Hall proved to be the difference, as a late FGCU run wasn’t enough as it fell to the Bears, 75-66, on Monday night at Alico Arena. The loss snaps a season-high three-game win streak for the Eagles, who are now 11-11 overall and 6-5 in the Atlantic Sun, good for a tie for fourth place.
January 29, 2012
FGCU will look to continue its winning ways on Monday night when it welcomes first place Mercer to Alico Arena Monday night for the second meeting between the two teams this season. Since falling at Mercer to open the New Year, the Eagles have gone 6-2 while averaging 80.2 points per game and will attempt to equal a program D-1 record win streak of four games.
January 28, 2012
A season-high six players reached double figures led by 17 points from 6-foot-9 sharpshooting freshman Filip Cvjeticanin, as the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its third win in a row with a 92-74 Atlantic Sun triumph over Kennesaw State in front of 2,810 fans at Alico Arena Saturday night.
January 28, 2012
Coming off its top two offensive performances of the season, FGCU will be in search of its first three-game win streak of the year when it hosts Kennesaw State on Saturday night in an Atlantic Sun showdown at Alico Arena. The Eagles enter the weekend in a three-way tie for fourth place in the A-Sun, thanks to a program-best 5-4 start.
January 25, 2012
Midway through their first season as head coaches, Stetson’s Casey Alexander, FGCU’s Andy Enfield and Kennesaw State’s Lewis Preston already have their own unique story to tell.
January 24, 2012
Behind another torrid shooting night from the field that included a season-high 13 three-pointers, the FGCU men's basketball team defeated visiting Longwood in convincing fashion, 101-58, in a non-conference contest Tuesday night at Alico Arena. The win is the fourth in five games for the Eagles, who even their record at 10-10 on the season, equaling their win total from all of last year. The 100-point outing is FGCU’s second since joining Division I in 2007-08, while it also set a record for its largest win in D-1 history.
January 24, 2012
Off to its best start in Atlantic Sun action (5-4) in program history following a win at Stetson last Friday, FGCU will take a break from conference play on Tuesday night when it hosts Longwood in its final non-conference game of the season. A victory over Longwood would equal the Eagles' win total from all of last year (10) and move the Green and Blue to .500, the latest they've been .500 or better since joining Division I in 2007-08.
January 20, 2012
Behind a season-high 24 points and seven assists from freshman Brett Comer and four other players in double figures, the FGCU men's basketball team came away with a 92-85 win at Stetson in the Atlantic Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week at the Edmunds Center in front of 2,175 fans. Comer scored 12 points in each half en route to the highest scoring effort by an Eagle this season, as the Green and Blue picked up their fourth consecutive win over the Hatters.
January 19, 2012
FGCU will hit the halfway point of its league slate when it takes on in-state rival Stetson in the Atlantic Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week at the Edmunds Center. The game will be televised live on Comcast Sports South - channel 70 in southwest Florida - with Matt Stewart and Sonny Smith on the call.
January 19, 2012
Fans who aren’t able to make the trek north for the FGCU men’s basketball team’s Friday night Atlantic Sun Conference showdown at Stetson can watch the game live on Comcast Sports South (CSS) starting at 7 p.m.
January 17, 2012
First-year FGCU men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Tom James on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for the third rendition of the FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m
January 17, 2012
FGCU men's basketball junior Sherwood Brown was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Monday night before the Eagles took on Belmont. During the weekly time frame for the award, Brown averaged team-highs of 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in FGCU's two victories against Jacksonville and at Lipscomb.
January 16, 2012
January 15, 2012
Fresh off a thrilling overtime win at Lipscomb, FGCU (8-9, 4-3) will cap its stay in the Music City on Monday night when it takes on first place Belmont (12-6, 5-1) at the Curb Event Center. The Eagles, who have won five over their last seven games, will be in search of their first three-game A-Sun road win streak in program history and will look to leave Nashville with a sweep for the first time in five attempts.
January 14, 2012
After erasing a 13-point second half lead to force its second overtime game in the last week, FGCU hit 8-of-12 free throws in the final 70 seconds of the extra frame and got four consecutive stops to pull away for a 84-80 Atlantic Sun win at Lipscomb Saturday night at Allen Arena. Five players reached double figures for the second straight game, as the Eagles picked up their second straight A-Sun road win en route to improving to 4-3 in league play.
January 13, 2012
FGCU will begin a three-game Atlantic Sun road swing on Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn. when it heads to Allen Arena to take on Lipscomb. The Bison are part of a five-way tie for third place in the A-Sun at 3-2, as eight of the 10 teams are .500 or better in league play. The Eagles will look to snap a four-game skid against the Bison, while also picking up their second straight A-Sun road win.
January 09, 2012
A 9-0 run over the final 4:02 of the game and balanced scoring attack that featured five players in double figures highlighted a 77-66 Atlantic Sun win for FGCU over a feisty Jacksonville squad on Monday night at Alico Arena. Freshman Bernard Thompson provided game-highs of 16 points and seven rebounds, scoring eight of the nine points during the decisive run.
January 08, 2012
FGCU will cap its two-game Atlantic Sun homestand on Monday night when it hosts Jacksonville at Alico Arena. The Eagles will look to put Saturday's heartbreaking overtime loss to North Florida behind them and attempt to beat the Dolphins for the second straight meeting. FGCU is 5-2 at Alico Arena this season, while Jacksonville will play its league-leading 12th road game (1-10) on Monday night.
January 07, 2012
After overcoming a 21-point deficit in regulation, North Florida opened the overtime period with the first six points en route to closing out an 88-81 comeback win over the FGCU men's basketball team on Saturday evening in front of 2,017 fans at Alico Arena.
January 04, 2012
KENNESAW, Ga. – Behind a season-high 22 points, including 18 in the second half, from freshman Bernard Thompson in his home state of Georgia, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its first road win of the season with a 62-55 Atlantic Sun victory at Kennesaw State on Wednesday night at the KSU Convocation Center.
January 03, 2012
FGCU (5-8, 1-2) will look to get back on track Wednesday night when it wraps up its first Atlantic Sun road trip of the season at Kennesaw State. FGCU will look to snap a four-game losing streak against Kennesaw State, who owns a 6-2 edge in the all-time series.
January 03, 2012
After averaging 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds over two games, FGCU freshman Bernard Thompson was named the Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week on Tuesday, announced by the league office. Thompson is the second FGCU freshman to earn the accolade this season, joining point guard Brett Comer who received the honor on Nov. 22.
January 02, 2012
Senior Justin Cecil scored 21 first half points and Mercer owned a 20-point lead at the break, as the Bears cruised to a 76-54 Atlantic Sun win over FGCU on Monday night at the University Center. The Green and Blue were led by 13 points each from sophomore Christophe Varidel and freshman Bernard Thompson.
January 02, 2012
FGCU freshman guard Bernard Thompson was named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week by College Sports Madness on Monday, just hours prior to the Eagles conference showdown at Mercer. College Sports Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and one from each conference in their weekly feature.
January 01, 2012
Coming off a pair of impressive non-conference wins to end 2011, FGCU will ring in the New Year by jumping back into Atlantic Sun Conference action with a road showdown at Mercer on Monday night at the University Center. The Eagles' two-game conference road swing through Georgia starts a string of four league games in seven days and a 10-game month of January.
December 29, 2011
Led by five underclassmen in double figures, including 20 points from sophomore Christophe Varidel and classmate Chase Fieler's first career double-double, the FGCU men's basketball team defeated America East member Maine, 84-72, on Thursday at Alico Arena.
December 28, 2011
FGCU returns from the short Christmas break hoping to continue its winning ways at Alico Arena when it welcomes America East foe Maine to Southwest Florida on Thursday night. The Eagles picked up an impressive 83-80 victory over MAC member Toledo prior to the break, improving to 4-1 at home this season. Maine also enters with momentum on its side, as it put together a three-game win streak before heading home for the holiday.
December 22, 2011
Five different players reached double figures and FGCU came away with three straight defensive stops in the final minute to hold on for a thrilling 83-80 non-conference win over Toledo on Thursday night at Alico Arena.
December 21, 2011
FGCU will finish up play before the Christmas break on Thursday night when it returns to non-conference action against Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe Toledo at Alico Arena. Both teams are coming off tough losses in the previous two nights, falling in their home arenas by a combined seven points.
December 19, 2011
Freshman Ty Greene scored a season-high 21 points for the second straight game and redshirt sophomore Ricardo Glenn notched a double-double to lead USC Upstate to an 80-75 Atlantic Sun win over FGCU in a tightly played contest at Alico Arena on Monday night. In a game that featured nine lead changes and seven ties, neither team held a lead of more than five points until late in the second half when the Spartans used an 8-0 run to take the largest lead of the game (10), 68-58, with 4:47 left to play.
December 18, 2011
After having a lengthy 11-day break from game action, FGCU returns to the hardwood on Monday night when it hosts USC Upstate in an Atlantic Sun Conference showdown to start a three-game homestand at Alico Arena. The Eagles will look to improve to 2-0 in the A-Sun for the first time in program history since joining the league in 2007-08. FGCU is a perfect 3-0 at home this season with five different players averaging at least nine points at Alico Arena.
December 12, 2011
First-year FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Gary Sharp on Wednesday night for the second rendition of the FGCU Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m. The hour-long show can be heard live for free on www.FGCUATHLETICS.com via Stretch Internet.
December 07, 2011
Dylan Talley's runner with 10.4 seconds left gave Nebraska a 51-50 lead and FGCU failed to get off the potential game-winning shot, as the Eagles dropped a heartbreaker in Big Ten country on Wednesday night at the Devaney Center.
December 06, 2011
Still in search of its first road win under head coach Andy Enfield, FGCU makes its lone trip away from home in December when it heads to the mid-west to take on Big Ten foe Nebraska on Wednesday night at the Devaney Center. FGCU carries the momentum of a 72-63 win in its Atlantic Sun opener against ETSU into their sixth-ever game against a member of the Big Ten.
December 03, 2011
Junior Sherwood Brown scored a game-high 20 points and the FGCU men's basketball team led for the final 37 minutes en route to a 72-63 win over ETSU in its Atlantic Sun Conference opener on Saturday at Alico Arena. The Eagles jumped out to an eight-point lead at the half and held on to win their A-Sun opener for the third time in five years.
December 02, 2011
Coming off its biggest break (5 days) of the season, FGCU will return to Alico Arena for first time since Nov. 17, when it opens Atlantic Sun play on Saturday against ETSU. The Eagles are coming off a hectic opening month of the season in which they played seven games in 17 days, including four straight on the road.
November 29, 2011
First-year FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield and women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko will sit down with host Tom James on Tuesday night for the first-ever Coaches Show starting at 5:30 p.m.
November 27, 2011
After making 4-of-5 from long range over the 39 minutes of the game, sophomore Christophe Varidel's game-tying three-point attempt with six seconds left was blocked as it left is hand, putting an end to furious second half comeback by FGCU as it fell short at Loyola University Maryland on Sunday, 77-74, at Reitz Arena.
November 26, 2011
Less than 48 hours removed from playing at ACC foe Maryland, FGCU takes the court for its fourth straight road game on Sunday against Loyola University Maryland at Reitz Arena. The first-ever meeting between the two teams and FGCU's first game against a member of the MAAC will cap a hectic opening month for the Eagles that featured seven games, including five on the road.
November 25, 2011
Three players in double figures and a late push over the final 10 minutes helped the FGCU men's basketball team rally from a double-digit deficit in the second half before falling short at Maryland, 73-67, on Friday night at the Comcast Center.
November 24, 2011
Just three days removed from taking on Miami, FGCU will square off against its second straight ACC opponent on Friday night vs. Maryland at the Comcast Center. The game will be shown live on ESPN3 with Byron Kerr (P-B-P) and Glenn Consor on the call. The Eagles are coming off a strong final 20 minutes against the Hurricanes in which it out-scored Miami 26-18, equaling the best second half defensive effort in the program's Division I history.
November 22, 2011
Despite holding Miami to 18 points and a 17 percent shooting clip (4-24) in the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't overcome an 18-point halftime deficit in a hard-fought 60-50 loss to the Hurricanes on Tuesday night at the BankUnited Center. The 18 points given up by the Eagles in the second half equals the best defensive effort over the final 20 minutes by the Green and Blue since joining Division I in 2007-08.
November 22, 2011
FGCU men’s basketball freshman Brett Comer posted averages of 10.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals over a two-game week en route to being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week, announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
November 21, 2011
Playing its third game in six days, FGCU will look to rebound from its second one-point loss of the season when it heads across the state to take on ACC foe Miami on Tuesday night. The game will be shown live in HD on Fox Sports South with Mike Hogewood and Dan Bonner on the call.
November 21, 2011
Fans who aren’t able to make the trek across Alligator Alley for the FGCU men's basketball team’s Tuesday night non-conference showdown at ACC foe Miami can watch the game live on Fox Sports South starting at 7 p.m. The telecast is part of the ACC regional cable basketball package syndicated by Raycom Sports on regional sports networks (RSN) throughout the ACC footprint and beyond.
November 19, 2011
Sophomore Christophe Varidel poured in a game-high 20 points and FGCU made 10 three-pointers as a team, but it wasn't enough, as its two game-winning attempts in the final seconds came up short in a heartbreaking 65-54 loss at Conference USA foe SMU on Saturday afternoon at Moody Coliseum.
November 18, 2011
Less than 48 hours removed from picking up its second straight win, FGCU begins a streak of four consecutive road games on Saturday with showdown against Conference USA foe SMU at 2 p.m. ET. The trip to the Dallas area is the second of the young season for the Eagles, who dropped a heartbreaker, 73-72, at TCU in the season opener.
November 17, 2011
Led by freshman Brett Comer's first career double-double and a strong second half defensive effort, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its second straight win with a 68-59 victory against Prairie View A&M on Thursday night at Alico Arena. FGCU outscored Prairie View A&M 38-25 and limited the Panthers to just 8-of-36 from the field over the final 20 minutes en route to improving to 2-1 under first-year head coach Andy Enfield. The loss is the first of the season for Prairie View (2-1).
November 17, 2011
Coming off its first win under head coach Andy Enfield, FGCU returns to Alico Arena on Thursday night to host Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC) member Prairie View A&M. The game will be the last at home before the Eagles head out on a four-game road swing to close the month of November.
November 14, 2011
Sparked by 15 second half points from freshman Brett Comer and Sherwood Brown’s 19 points off the bench, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its first win under head coach Andy Enfield against Ave Maria, 79-64, in front of 1,547 fans in the home opener at Alico Arena Monday night.
November 13, 2011
After opening its season on the road for the ninth straight year, FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena for its home opener and first-ever regular season meeting against nearby Ave Maria on Monday night. The game will also be the home debut of first-year head coach Andy Enfield.
November 11, 2011
Despite trailing by as many as 16 early in the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team fought all the way back and had several chances to take the lead in the final seconds, but came up short in a 73-72 season-opening loss at TCU on Friday night at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. FGCU trailed 71-69 with just under two minutes to play and the ball, but a trio of three-point attempts by junior Sherwood Brown and sophomore Christophe Varidel just missed and TCU retained possession with 49 seconds left.
November 10, 2011
For the ninth straight year, FGCU will open its season on the road when it takes on Mountain West member TCU on Friday night in Fort Worth, Texas. The trip to the Longhorn state is the first of two for the Eagles over the first week of the season. Opening just the 10th season in program history, the Eagles are 3-6 all-time in season openers.
November 09, 2011
Just two nights before his first official game as FGCU men's basketball coach, Andy Enfield announced on Wednesday that DaJuan Graf has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on the first day of the early signing period and will join the Eagles in 2012-13. Graf, a 6-foot point guard, is a rising senior at Phillip O. Berry Academy where he has led the Cardinals to a 51-11 record and a pair of North Carolina Section 2A Championships over the last two seasons.
November 05, 2011
Behind a decisive 15-0 run midway through the second half and a 48 percent shooting night, the FGCU men's basketball team defeated Saint Leo 78-59 in an exhibition game on Saturday at Alico Arena. Led by a game-high 16 points from senior Kevin Cantinol, three FGCU players reached double figures and two more scored nine points to highlight the balanced scoring attack.
November 04, 2011
The 10th season in FGCU men’s basketball history will get underway on Saturday night when the Eagles welcome Division II foe Saint Leo to Alico Arena for an exhibition contest at 8 p.m. First-year head coach Andy Enfield will roam the home sideline for the first time since being named the program’s second-ever head coach. General admission tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children age 18 and under.
November 03, 2011
The 2011-12 Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Season gets underway on Friday, Nov. 11th and prior to that date the A-Sun office will preview each of the ten member institutions.FGCU's Tom James sits down with the Eagles Head Coach Andy Enfield and junior forward Eddie Murray in the FGCU season preview.
October 17, 2011
FGCU basketball fans can get their first look at the 2011-12 version of the men's and women's programs while picking their seat to catch all this year's action at Alico Arena on Saturday, Oct. 22 when the athletic department holds Hoops & Halloween beginning at 5:30 p.m.
October 15, 2011
The 10th season of FGCU men’s basketball and the first under head coach Andy Enfield officially got underway on Saturday morning as the team took the newly-renovated Alico Arena floor for the first practice of the 2011-12 campaign. Predicted to finish eighth in both Atlantic Sun Conference preseason polls submitted by the league coaches and media, practice got underway at 8:30 a.m. and wrapped up just before noon.
September 15, 2011
Both of the FGCU men’s basketball team’s contests against in-state Atlantic Sun rival Stetson will appear on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS), as the nine-game regular season schedule and postseason tournament television dates were announced on Thursday. The 2011-12 season marks the 10th straight year of the partnership between the Atlantic Sun Conference and CSS, highlighted by the return of the A-Sun/CSS Friday Night Game of the Week.
September 12, 2011
The FGCU men’s basketball team’s 18-game Atlantic Sun schedule was unveiled on Monday, finalizing the program’s 29-game regular season slate under first-year head coach Andy Enfield. With Campbell leaving the A-Sun to join the Big South Conference, the league slate went from 20 games to 18 contests this season. FGCU will play a home-and-home with each of the other nine teams in the A-Sun with games commencing the opening weekend of December.
August 05, 2011
Newly-appointed FGCU head coach Andy Enfield added the fifth player of his short tenure in Southwest Florida on Friday, announcing that Dante Holmes has signed a grant-in-aid to join the Eagles in 2011-12.
August 01, 2011
With a trio of games at Miami, Maryland and Loyola Maryland already announced, the FGCU men’s basketball team unveiled the rest of its 2011-12 non-conference schedule on Monday, announced by first-year head coach Andy Enfield.
May 16, 2011
The FGCU men's basketball team added some depth and size to its frontcourt on Monday, landing 6-foot-9 Iowa State transfer Eric McKnight. McKnight will have to sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA four-year transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility.
May 13, 2011
For the third straight season, the FGCU men's basketball team will take on in-state foe Miami when it travels to Coral Gables, Fla. on Nov. 22, as it announced the third game off its 2011-12 schedule on Friday. The Hurricanes are the second team from the ACC on the Eagles' upcoming schedule, joining Maryland (Nov. 25).
May 10, 2011
The FGCU men's basketball program unveiled a pair of road games off its 2011-12 schedule on Tuesday afternoon, announcing it will make a weekend trip after Thanksgiving to take on ACC foe Maryland and MAAC member Loyola University Maryland.
May 07, 2011
Newly-appointed FGCU men's basketball coach Andy Enfield added his third signee of the spring period on Saturday, announcing that Croatian forward Filip Cvjeticanin has inked a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the Eagles next season.
April 29, 2011
Just days after landing his first recruit as head coach of the FGCU men's basketball program, Andy Enfield announced on Friday that Bernard Thompson has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the program in 2011-12. Thompson, a senior at Rockdale County (GA) High School, joins Winter Park point guard Brett Comer as an incoming freshmen signed by Enfield and his staff this week.
April 25, 2011
Head coach Andy Enfield announced the signing of his first recruit as the leader of the FGCU men's basketball program on Monday evening, as Winter Park High School point guard Brett Comer signed a grant in-aid to join the Eagles next season.
April 15, 2011
Newly-appointed FGCU men's basketball head coach Andy Enfield filled out his coaching staff on Friday when he announced hiring of Kevin Norris, Marty Richter and Michael Fly. Norris, Richter and Fly will all join as assistant coaches. Enfield was named the program's second-ever head coach on March 31.
April 15, 2011
Just over two weeks on the job as FGCU's second-ever men's basketball head coach, Andy Enfield will be the featured guest on the newest episode of the FGCU Sports Report produced by WGCU-TV on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. The FGCU Sports Report, a 30-minute show which showcases all 14 Division I sports at FGCU.
April 06, 2011
Just a week after being introduced as the second men's basketball head coach in FGCU history, Andy Enfield threw prior to the Eagles' baseball game against ACC foe Miami in front of 2,744 fans at Hammond Stadium.
March 31, 2011
Season tickets for the 2011-12 FGCU men's and women's basketball season went on sale Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at the FGCU ticket office. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by phone at 239-590-7145.
March 31, 2011
Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced the hiring of Florida State assistant coach Andy Enfield as the second-ever Florida Gulf Coast men's basketball head coach on Wednesday afternoon during an official press conference held in the Alico Arena VIP Suite.
March 30, 2011
FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh will hold a 2 p.m. press conference this afternoon in the Alico Arena hospitality suite to announce the men's basketball program's new head coach.
March 10, 2011
Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh announced on Thursday that FGCU men's basketball assistant coach Leo Miller will assume the role of interim head coach during the search for the program's next head coach.
March 01, 2011
FGCU men's basketball redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks was named to the All-Conference second team, while Christophe Varidel became the third Eagle in as many years to make the All-Freshmen squad on Tuesday afternoon.
February 28, 2011
Led by a career-high 26 points from sophomore Sherwood Brown and a Division I school record 14 three-pointers as a team, Florida Gulf Coast closed its 2010-11 campaign with a 81-65 Atlantic Sun win over USC Upstate on Monday night at the Hodge Center.
February 26, 2011
Freshman Christophe Varidel's game-tying jumper from the right baseline caromed off the back of the rim as time expired as the FGCU men's basketball team's three-game win streak came to an end on Saturday night at Alico Arena in the form a 53-51 Atlantic Sun loss to UNF.
February 26, 2011
FGCU will look to extend its season-long three-game win streak on Saturday night in its home finale at Alico Arena against Atlantic Sun foe UNF. The Eagles have enjoyed their current homestand, winning all three games to extend their win streak to four games at Alico.
February 24, 2011
Freshman Christophe Varidel's three-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining helped FGCU capitalized on another gutsy effort on the offensive glass and defense end en route to a thrilling 56-55 Atlantic Sun win over third-place Jacksonville on Thursday night at Alico Arena.
February 24, 2011
Riding the programs first-ever two-game win streak in the month of February since joining Division I in 2007, FGCU welcomes third place Jacksonville to Alico Arena on Thursday evening. The Eagles are coming off a weekend in which they completed season sweeps of Campbell and in-state rival Stetson.
February 22, 2011
Sophomore Sherwood Brown's career-high 18 points led four players in double figures for FGCU as they Eagles fought off Atlantic Sun foe Stetson for another dramatic 64-60 win in the in-state rivalry on Monday night at Alico Arena.
February 20, 2011
Coming off another sound defensive effort in a home win, FGCU caps the first of its back-to-back A-Sun weekends at Alico Arena by hosting in-state rival Stetson on Monday evening. The Eagles defeated Campbell, 47-39, on Friday night and have held their last two opponents at home under 40 points.
February 19, 2011
The FGCU men's basketball team overcame a slow offensive start with solid defense in the second half to earn a 47-39 Atlantic Sun win over Campbell on Saturday at Alico Arena.
February 18, 2011
After a three-game road swing last week, FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena for four straight Atlantic Sun home games, beginning with Campbell on Saturday at 5:15 p.m. The Eagles defeated the Camels earlier in the season and will attempt to pick up their third-ever season sweep of an A-Sun opponent.
February 15, 2011
Despite a career-high 25 points from redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't quite overcome a double figure first half deficit in a 80-70 non-conference loss to WKU on Monday night at E.A. Diddle Arena.
February 14, 2011
The final contest of the FGCU men's basketball team's three-game road trip at Western Kentucky on Monday night can be seen live on Fox College Sports beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
February 13, 2011
FGCU puts an end to its six-day, three-game road swing and its non-conference schedule on Monday night in Bowling Green, Ky. against Western Kentucky. The meeting is the first-ever between the two teams and will be televised on Fox College Sports on DirecTV (Ch. 617).
February 12, 2011
Despite trailing by as many as 20 in the first half, the FGCU men's basketball team fought back to tie the game with seven minutes to play, but couldn't overcome foul trouble down the stretch during a 74-61 loss at Mercer in a Atlantic Sun matinee at the University Center on Saturday.
February 11, 2011
FGCU takes the floor for part two of its three-game road swing when stays in the state of Georgia to take on Atlantic Sun foe Mercer. The Eagles, who are coming off a last second defeat at Kennesaw State on Thursday, will look to avenge a narrow three-point loss to the Bears earlier in the season.
February 10, 2011
Kennesaw State's Spencer Dixon buried a contested step-back three-pointer with seven seconds on the clock to send the Owls to a dramatic 69-68 Atlantic Sun win over the FGCU men's basketball team at the KSU Convocation Center on Thursday night.
February 09, 2011
FGCU begins its six-day, three-game road swing on Thursday evening when it looks to avenge its home loss in January to Kennesaw State. A victory would give FGCU its first win streak in the month of February since in joined Division I in 2007-08
February 06, 2011
Freshman Chase Fieler led four players in double figures with a season-high 17 points and the Eagles turned in a strong defensive performance en route to a convincing 70-38 Atlantic Sun win over USC Upstate on Super Bowl Sunday at Alico Arena.
February 05, 2011
FGCU and USC Upstate will meet for the first time season on Super Bowl Sunday after the scheduled meeting on Jan. 10 in Spartanburg, S.C. was postponed due to snow. With forecasts in the mid-70s, weather won't stop the Eagles from attempting to snap a three-game losing streak and improve on their 3-2 all-time mark against the Spartans.
February 04, 2011
A 17-2 run that stretched from the end of the first half through the first two minutes of the second helped ETSU build a double-digit lead and eventually hold off a late push from the FGCU men's basketball team for a 66-59 Atlantic Sun win Friday night at Alico Arena.
February 03, 2011
FGCU will open the month of February with its first home game in nearly three weeks when ETSU visits Alico Arena on Friday night for the second meeting this season between the two teams. The Eagles earned a 2-2 split on their recent four-game road swing, but are still in search of their first home A-Sun win.
February 01, 2011
FGCU men's basketball freshman Christophe Varidel averaged over 20 points during three games this past week, highlighted by a season-high 29 points during a triple-overtime win at Stetson, and for his performance was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the Week on Tuesday afternoon.
January 30, 2011
Behind 17 three-pointers and a 68 percent (19-28) shooting clip the in the second half, Lipscomb used a strong final 20 minutes to pull away from the FGCU men's basketball team for a 88-71 Atlantic Sun win on Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena.
January 29, 2011
FGCU will close out its string of four consecutive A-Sun road games and the month of January on Sunday afternoon when it takes on Lipscomb at Allen Arena. The two teams met earlier in the month in Fort Myers with the Bisons coming away with a 75-61 win.
January 28, 2011
Behind a 24-4 run to open the second half, Belmont earned its second win of the season over the FGCU men's basketball team with a convincing 89-56 victory Friday night at the Curb Event Center in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week televised on CSS.
January 27, 2011
After coming away with a thrilling 111-103 triple-overtime win at Stetson in its last outing, FGCU will look for its third Atlantic Sun road win in a row when it heads to Nashville, Tenn. to face conference leader Belmont for the second time this season.
January 26, 2011
Both coaching staffs for Friday's Atlantic Sun game between FGCU and Belmont will take part in the Coaches vs. Cancer® Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend, a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) that empowers coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
January 26, 2011
Fans will get a chance to watch the FGCU men's basketball team on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) when the Eagles travel to Nashville, Tenn. to square off against the Atlantic Sun's top team the Belmont Bruins on Friday at 7 p.m. ET at the Curb Event Center.
January 26, 2011
After several inches of snow in Spartanburg caused the Jan. 10 doubleheader between Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate to be cancelled, the Atlantic Sun announced these games will now be played on Monday, Feb. 28.
January 25, 2011
After appearing to have the game won at the end of regulation and the first extra frame, the FGCU men's basketball team out-scored Stetson 17-9 in the third overtime to survive the longest game in the program's nine-year history and earn a 111-103 Atlantic win over the Hatters on Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center.
January 24, 2011
FGCU will look to pick up its second straight Atlantic Sun road win on Tuesday night when it heads north to take on Stetson. The Eagles and Hatters share a common last opponent, but had very different results. FGCU came away with a down-to-the-wire 68-66 win at Campbell, while Stetson was defeated 85-55 by the Camels.
January 20, 2011
Led by four players in double figures and a 14-of-18 night at the free throw line, the FGCU men's basketball team picked up its first Atlantic Sun win of the season with a 68-66 victory at Campbell Thursday evening at Gore Arena.
January 20, 2011
FGCU will begin its string of four straight road games on Thursday night when it heads to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell. The Eagles will look to snap a six-game losing streak and pick up their first Atlantic Sun win of the season.
January 17, 2011
FGCU men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced that senior guard Reed Baker resigned from the program on Monday and will not return for the rest of the 2010-11 season.
January 16, 2011
Justin Cecil's three-pointer from the left baseline with 22.7 seconds remaining gave Mercer a 48-46 lead and the visiting Bears knocked down both free throws with three tics on the clock to complete a 50-47 comeback win over the FGCU men's basketball team in an Atlantic Sun meeting on Sunday at Alico Arena.
January 15, 2011
FGCU will look to snap a five-game losing streak on Sunday when it welcomes Mercer to Alico Arena for its second A-Sun contest of the weekend. The home game will be the last this month for the Eagles, as they'll play four straight road contests to close January.
January 15, 2011
Led by 22 points from Kelvin McConnell and 21 points from Markeith Cummings, Kennesaw State outlasted FGCU 81-70 on Friday night in an Atlantic Sun showdown at Alico Arena. The difference came from beyond the arc where KSU knocked down 10 three-pointers (10-24), while the Eagles were 5-of-16.
January 13, 2011
After having its last game postponed due to snow in Spartanburg, S.C., FGCU returns to the hardwood and the friendly confines of Alico Arena for its first game in over a week when it hosts Kennesaw State on Friday night.
January 10, 2011
With several inches of snow falling overnight in Spartanburg and more snow along with ice in the forecast for Monday, the men's and women's Atlantic Sun basketball doubleheader between Florida Gulf Coast and USC Upstate has been cancelled.
January 09, 2011
FGCU will close out its two-game Atlantic Sun road swing on Monday night when it takes on USC Upstate at the Hodge Center. The Eagles are hoping that last year's 86-82 win in Spartanburg will help them breakout of their recent four-game losing streak and 0-5 start to A-Sun action.
January 08, 2011
The FGCU men's basketball team couldn't get passed 20 points and 20 rebounds from ETSU senior Mike Smith, as the Buccaneers jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead en route to a 84-65 Atlantic Sun win over the Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the MSHA Athletic Center.
January 07, 2011
After enjoying a four-game homestand, FGCU heads north for an Atlantic Sun weekend that begins with a Saturday matinee at ETSU. The Eagles will be playing their eighth road game of the season.
January 06, 2011
Despite turning in a gusty effort fueled by 36 points from its bench, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't overcome a combined 38 points from Lipscomb seniors Adnan Hodzic and Josh Slater in a 75-61 Atlantic Sun loss on Wednesday night at Alico Arena.
January 04, 2011
FGCU will close out its four-game homestand by hosting its second straight Atlantic Sun co-defending regular season champ in Lipscomb on Wednesday night at Alico Arena. The Eagles will look to put an end to a four-game A-Sun losing streak that dates back to last season, while the Bisons enter on a three-game skid of their own.
January 04, 2011
Belmont turned a three-point halftime lead into a 36-point edge in the second half, shooting 63 percent in the final frame en route to a 83-51 win over the FGCU men's basketball team in the Atlantic Sun home opener for the Eagles at Alico Arena on Monday night.
January 02, 2011
FGCU (3-8, 0-2) will ring in the New Year by opening its Atlantic Sun Conference home schedule by hosting reigning league co-champ Belmont (10-3, 2-0) at Alico Arena on Monday evening. The game marks the beginning of a busy month for the Eagles, who will play four conference games in the next eight days.
December 28, 2010
After dishing out 20 assists during a two-game week for the Eagles, FGCU men's basketball junior Marlon Rivera was named the Atlantic Sun Conference Newcomer of the week on Tuesday. Over a 1-1 week for FGCU, Rivera averaged 7.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 10.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game.
December 27, 2010
Led by four players in double figures and a game-high 23 points from junior Alex Young, IUPUI led from start to finish en route to a 76-63 win over the FGCU men's basketball team on Monday night at Alico Arena.
December 26, 2010
FGCU will close out 2010 by hosting IUPUI on Monday evening at Alico Arena. The Eagles are coming off their most convincing win of the season, an 87-68 victory over visiting N.C. Central last Tuesday. The win moved FGCU to 7-2 over its last nine non-conference home games and 32-7 all-time at Alico Arena in December.
December 21, 2010
Senior guard Reed Baker scored a game-high 25 points and redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks provided the inside scoring punch with 21 points to lead the FGCU men's basketball team to a convincing 87-68 win over N.C. Central on Tuesday night at Alico Arena.
December 20, 2010
Playing its first home game in 24 days, FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena to host N.C. Central on Tuesday evening. The home game is just the third of the season for the Eagles, who will look to snap a six-game losing streak with a win. The
December 18, 2010
After jumping out to a 14-point lead midway through the first half, the FGCU men's basketball team couldn't hold off a hot-shooting Toledo club in the final frame en route to a 75-63 loss on Saturday night at Savage Arena.
December 17, 2010
FGCU will gladly put an end to its string of four straight road games and at the same time look snap a five-game losing skid when it finishes off its trip through Ohio on Saturday night against Mid-American Conference (MAC) foe Toledo at Savage Arena.
December 15, 2010
Jon Diebler matched an Ohio State record with nine 3-pointers, scoring a career-high 29 points and leading the second-ranked Buckeyes past Florida Gulf Coast 83-55 on Wednesday night.
December 14, 2010
FGCU returns from its 11-day break from game action on Wednesday night when it heads to Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio to take on the undefeated No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes. The game can be seen live on the Big Ten Network beginning at 6:30 p.m.
December 14, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team's non-conference clash with No. 2 Ohio State on Wednesday night will be televised live on the Big Ten Network beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fans in Southwest Florida can tune into the Big Ten Network on channel 610 for DirecTV subscribers and channel 742 for Comcast users.
December 14, 2010
One month into the 2010-11 NCAA men's basketball season, the Atlantic Sun Conference has moved up across the board in the ratings indexes bolstered by strong performances across the league.
December 10, 2010
Every month, FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza will be a part the College Chalktalk's National Coaches' Diary Series with the basketball-dedicated website.
December 04, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team battled back from a slow start, but couldn't hold on as Jacksonville used its athleticism and full court pressure to defeat the Eagles, 71-56, in an Atlantic Sun tilt Saturday afternoon at Veteran Memorial Arena.
December 03, 2010
FGCU continues its Atlantic Sun opening weekend road swing on Saturday afternoon against two-time defending conference champ Jacksonville. The Eagles will look to put an end to both a season-long three-game losing streak and JU's current five-game win streak.
December 03, 2010
Trailing by 20 points early the second half, the FGCU men's basketball team rattled off a 21-4 run to climb within one possession down the stretch, but the UNF lead was too much to overcome as the Eagles fell to the Ospreys, 81-74, on the opening Thursday night of Atlantic Sun play at UNF Arena.
December 01, 2010
FGCU will look to put an end to its first losing streak of the season on Thursday night when it heads north to Jacksonville to open up Atlantic Sun Conference action against North Florida. The Eagles have opened A-Sun play on the road in each of their three seasons in the league, posting a 2-1 record.
November 30, 2010
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will travel away from the friendly confines of Alico Arena for the opening weekend of Atlantic Sun play, but fans can listen live as all four games will be broadcast live on www.FGCUAthletics.com.
November 28, 2010
Despite a double-double from redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks and another 20-point outing by senior Reed Baker, FGCU was unable to overcome a hot shooting night from Miami en route to an 87-75 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday night in front of 2,862 fans at Alico Arena.
November 26, 2010
FGCU will look to bounce back from a rough loss at Arkansas in its last outing when it hosts ACC foe Miami at Alico Arena on Saturday night. The Eagles will be looking for their second straight home win to open the season after defeating Southeast Missouri State, 89-78, on Nov. 16.
November 23, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Arkansas club that used a 20-0 run in the opening five minutes of the game and 14 three-pointers to defeat the Eagles 90-47 on Monday night in front of 10,778 fans at Bud Walton Arena.
November 21, 2010
FGCU will closeout its two-game road swing and its part in the Razorback Showcase when it takes on SEC foe Arkansas on Monday night in Fayetteville at Bud Walton Arena. The Eagles are coming off a 74-70 win at Grambling and will be in search of just their third three-game win streak since joining Division I in 2007-08.
November 20, 2010
Senior Reed Baker sank seven free throws in the final minute, while junior Tim Snyder scored a season-high 21 points to help the FGCU men's basketball team hold on for a 74-70 win at Grambling State Saturday evening at Hobdy Arena.
November 19, 2010
Coming off a win in its home opener, FGCU will now look for its first road win of the 2010-11 campaign when it heads to Louisiana for its first-ever meeting with Grambling Saturday evening. The game is part of the Razorback Challenge put together by Arkansas University and is the first of two games on a four-day road swing for the Eagles.
November 16, 2010
Behind a career-high 28 points from senior Reed Baker and a near triple-double from junior Marlon Rivera, the FGCU men's basketball team used a 53-point second half to defeat Southeast Missouri, 89-78, in front of 2,011 fans at Alico Arena in its home opener on Tuesday night.
November 15, 2010
After opening its season in Big Ten country for the second consecutive year, FGCU returns to the friendly confines of Alico Arena for its home opener against Southeast Missouri State on Tuesday evening at 7:05 P.M. FGCU is 6-2 all-time in openers at Alico Arena.
November 15, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball head coaches Karl Smesko and Dave Balza have joined the latest Internet craze and created Twitter accounts.
November 12, 2010
Behind 24 points from sophomore Christian Watford and 14 three-pointers, Indiana defeated the FGCU men's basketball team, 88-60, in the season opener for both clubs on Friday night in front of 15,478 fans at historic Assembly Hall.
November 12, 2010
For the third straight year, FGCU will open its season on the road against a BCS foe when it travels to Bloomington to take on Indiana at historic Assembly Hall (17,142). Entering just the ninth season in program history, including the fourth in Division I, FGCU will square off against an Indiana program that has been in existence since 1900-01.
November 10, 2010
FGCU Athletics has announced new three-game ticket packages that are now available to fans for the 2010-11 basketball season - a move that director of athletics Ken Kavanagh hopes will help increase attendance at Alico Arena.
November 02, 2010
The start of the preseason means much more than just grueling hours of practice and training on the court for the FGCU men's basketball team. On Tuesday morning at Pinewood Elementary School, the members of the 2010-11 squad finished off the 10th season of their eight-week “Eagle Reading” program.
November 01, 2010
Each day from Oct. 29th through Nov. 12th, the Atlantic Sun Conference will preview the upcoming 2010-11 men's basketball season with 11 Days of Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball. Today, we talk with Anthony Banks, a sophomore all-conference forward for the FGCU Eagles.
November 01, 2010
Besides coming to Alico Arena for 14 home games, fans will get a chance to watch the FGCU men's basketball team away from sunny Fort Myers when a trio of road contests are televised during the 2010-11 campaign. FGCU's TV slate will include a pair of games on the Big Ten Network and one on CSS.
October 29, 2010
FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza spent some time this morning previewing the upcoming 2010-11 season with Bob Harden during his morning talk show on WGUF 98.9 Naples' FM Talk on Friday.
October 15, 2010
The 2010-11 FGCU men's basketball season will officially get underway on Friday night in Alico Arena when the Eagles take the floor for their first practice of the season. Out of a roster of 16 student-athletes, seven will take the court in the blue and green for the first time.
October 15, 2010
At a Friday news conference, the Atlantic Sun announced that Mercer University will host the 2012 and 2013 General Shale Brick Men's and Women's Basketball Championships at the University Center.
October 14, 2010
Fans will get a chance to get their first look at the 2010-11 FGCU men's and women's basketball teams on Monday, Oct. 18 during the “Preseason Party” at Alico Arena. The entire event will run in conjunction with a "Select a Seat Night" where all available seats or seat upgrades for the upcoming season will be marked.
October 13, 2010
FGCU men's basketball redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks was named to the preseason Atlantic Sun All-Conference team on Wednesday afternoon, in a vote conducted by the league head coaches.
October 12, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball coaching staff will hold a free coaches clinic on Saturday, October 23 at Alico Arena that will run from 12:00-4:30 p.m., announced by head coach Dave Balza on Tuesday.
September 25, 2010
FGCU men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced the final two non-conference games and the entire 20-game Atlantic Sun Conference slate on Saturday afternoon to finalize the team's 2010-11 schedule.
September 15, 2010
FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza welcomed a pair of former Eagles back into the program on Wednesday, as 2006 graduate Juan Cedeño and 2003 graduate Darrin Wallace will join the FGCU staff this season.
September 13, 2010
FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza will give the nation and CollegeChalktalk.com viewers an inside-look at the Eagles' program during the 2010-11 season when he participates in the National Coaches' Diary Series with the basketball-dedicated website.
August 26, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team released three more games off its 2010-11 non-conference schedule on Thursday, announcing it will play in the Razorback Showcase.
August 19, 2010
FGCU men's basketball redshirt sophomore Anthony Banks recently underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured bone in his right foot, head coach Dave Balza announced on Thursday.
August 18, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball program's seven-member recruiting class recently earned some praise from HoopScoop Online as the second-best class in the 11-member Atlantic Sun Conference.
August 16, 2010
FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza announced on Monday that assistant coach Nick Bennett has resigned to accept a coaching position at the University of Texas Pan-American (UTPA).
August 13, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team unveiled five games off its 2010-11 non-conference schedule on Friday, including a showdown against ACC member Miami at Alico Arena, and road trips to Big Ten opponents Indiana and Ohio State.
July 25, 2010
FGCU men's basketball incoming freshman Christophe Varidel connected on 5-of-9 from three-point range for a team-high 24 points en route to leading Switzerland to a 73-62 win over Belarus to conclude play at the 2010 U-20 European Men's Basketball Championship in Austria.
July 13, 2010
FGCU men's basketball incoming freshman Christophe Varidel will continue to gain valuable experience on the international scene this month, as he begins play for Switzerland at the 2010 U-20 European Men's Basketball Championship on Wednesday, July 14 in Austria.
June 09, 2010
Space is still available for Dave Balza's FGCU Men's Summer Basketball Camps at Alico Arena. The camps are designed for boys of different ages and skill levels.
May 19, 2010
Christophe Varidel, a 6-2 guard from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass., became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
May 14, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball players Anthony Banks and Hunter Miller, along with other collegiate players, have wrapped up their trip to China with Sports Reach. The players competed in five games against several college teams as well as a Pro B teams.
May 14, 2010
Several former players of Dave Balza's FGCU teams have gone on to play professionally overseas, but former Eagles Kevin Martin and Casey Wohlleb are currently making noise abroad.
May 04, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball players Anthony Banks and Hunter Miller, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Sports Reach, to China May 7 through May 17 to compete in six games against several college teams as well as a Pro B teams.
May 03, 2010
George Erkvania, Kyle Marks, and Derrick O'Neil all picked up their college degrees on Saturday, May 2.
April 19, 2010
Reed Baker and former Eagles Yavney Neptune and Brendan Rooney earned SFABC All-Decade team honors the Southwest Florida Association of Basketball Coaches released on Thursday, April 15.
April 15, 2010
Marlon Rivera, a 6-2 guard from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
April 15, 2010
Chase Fieler has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Eagle program for the 2010-11 academic year, FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza announced.
March 11, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh and men's basketball head coach Dave Balza have agreed to an extension to Balza's current contract, which ends August 6, 2011. The contract extension will run through April 30, 2012.
March 11, 2010
The FGCU baseball team's game against USC Upstate on Friday, March 12 has been moved to 4 p.m. at Harley Park. The original start time of 6 p.m. was changed due to the threat of heavy rains in the Upstate area on Friday evening.
March 02, 2010
Redshirt freshman Anthony Banks was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman team, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The newcomer was a unanimous selection to the team, a first for the FGCU men's basketball program.
February 25, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team dropped their season finale to USC Upstate, 59-52, at Alico Arena on Thursday evening. On Senior night, Kyle Marks and Derrick O'Neil combined to score 17 points.
February 24, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team will close out the 2009-10 season with a home game against USC Upstate on Thursday night. Prior to the game, seniors George Erkvania, Derrick O'Neil, and Kyle Marks will be honored. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Alico Arena.
February 20, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball snapped a 7-game losing streak Saturday with an 85-80 victory over Belmont at Alico Arena. Freshman Sherwood Brown came off the bench and scored a career-high 16 points, including eight in the final four minutes to lead the Eagles to the victory.
February 18, 2010
Freshman Sherwood Brown had a career high 15 points but it wasn't enough as the FGCU men's basketball team fell to a hot-shooting Lipscomb squad by a score of 93-75, Thursday night at Alico Arena.
February 17, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they host a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a contest against Lipscomb on Thursday night (7:30 pm), followed by a Saturday (5:15 pm) tilt with Belmont.
February 14, 2010
A late-game comeback for the FGCU men's basketball team came up short in the final minutes of an overtime loss to the Ospreys of UNF Saturday night in Jacksonville, 68-65. Reed Baker led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 7-of-9 off the bench from the charity stripe.
February 12, 2010
Red-shirt freshman Anthony Banks recorded a career-high 24 points and five rebounds but the Dolphins led by Ben Smith's five three-pointers were too much to overcome as Jacksonville knocked off the FGCU men's basketball team by a score of 68-62 on Thursday night at Veteran Memorial Arena.
February 10, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team hits the road for a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a visit to Jacksonville on Thursday, February 11, at 7:15 p.m. followed by a matchup with North Florida on Saturday, February 13, in a game scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip.
February 06, 2010
Despite a career night for freshman Brett Williams, the FGCU men's basketball team came up short on Saturday night, falling to the Camels of Campbell University 64-52 at Alico Arena. The Eagles held a one-point lead at halftime, but an 11-0 run in the latter stages of the game helped Campbell pull away for the win.
February 04, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team lost to the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State 56-47 Thursday night in front of 1,859 fans at Alico Arena. The Eagles record falls to 7-16 overall and 4-10 in the A-Sun, while the Bucs improve to 12-2 overall and 8-5 in the conference.
February 03, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team hosts a pair of A-Sun rivals, beginning with ETSU on Thursday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a game against Campbell on Saturday, February 6, scheduled for at 5:15 p.m. tip.
February 02, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team fell to the Bears of Mercer at the University Center on Monday night, 78-72. Freshman Anthony Banks scored a career-high 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a losing effort for the Eagles.
January 31, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team dropped a tight contest to Kennesaw State Saturday night, 77-70. The Eagles erased an early 12-point deficit to lead 40-36 at halftime, but a late 12-0 run by the Owls was too much to overcome.
January 29, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team hits the road for a pair of A-Sun games this weekend, with a visit to Kennesaw State on Saturday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. and with Mercer University on Monday, February 1 in a game scheduled for a 9 p.m. tip. The Mercer game can also be seen live in Southwest Florida on CSS (Comcast channel 70).
January 27, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team picked up its second straight win with a 64-53 victory over Stetson on Wednesday night at Alico Arena. Freshman Anthony Banks led the Eagles with 21 points and ten rebounds, his fourth double-double of the season.
January 25, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team wraps up their three-game homestand with a match-up against Stetson on Wednesday night. The game will follow the 5:15 p.m. women's game against Stetson as part of a doubleheader, with tip-off tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
January 24, 2010
Freshman forward Anthony Banks' layup with 7.6 seconds remaining bolstered the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team to a 71-70 victory over Mercer at Alico Arena Sunday, snapping their six-game Atlantic Sun losing streak.
January 22, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to Kennesaw State in the final seconds of Friday night's game, 69-68. FGCU used a late 12-0 run to take a one-point lead, but fell just short of the win.
January 22, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they host a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a contest against Kennesaw State on Friday night (7:05 pm), followed by a Sunday afternoon (2:05 pm) tilt with Mercer.
January 16, 2010
A combination of poor shooting, mounting injuries and turnovers was too much for the FGCU men's basketball team to overcome, as they fell to the ETSU Bucs, 73-51, Saturday afternoon at the MSHA Athletic Center.
January 14, 2010
Turnovers once again proved to be the achillies heal for the FGCU men's basketball team as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss at the hands of the Campbell Camels by a score of 61-45, Thursday night at the Pope Convocation Center.
January 13, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they begin a two-game road trip Thursday night in Buies Creek, N.C. to battle conference foe Campbell before heading to Johnson City, Tenn. to take on ETSU on Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2010
Early turnovers put the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team in a hole it could not dig its way out of on Sunday as Jacksonville University defeated FGCU 82-58 at Alico Arena.
January 09, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to North Florida 62-56 in the A-Sun game of the week Friday night before a crowd of 3,277 fans at Alico Arena. Junior guard Reed Baker led FGCU in scoring for the third consecutive game.
January 08, 2010
Although the FGCU men's basketball team is preparing for tonight's contest against UNF, the Eagles turned their attention to the more distant future today with the signing of Kevin Cantinol for the 2010-11 season.
January 07, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to extend their two-game home winning streak as they host conference rival UNF on Friday, Jan.8 at 7:05 p.m.in the A-Sun Game of the Week on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS: Comcast channel 70) and ESPN360.com. General Admission is only $1.
January 04, 2010
Despite connecting on 17 of their first 20 shots, the FGCU men's basketball team fell to A-Sun foe Lipscomb, 89-79 on Monday night at the Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Lipscomb used a 12-2 run late in the first half to take a 46-41lead into the half, a lead they did not relinquish. Nine players recorded double-figures in the game.
January 02, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team handed Belmont their first conference loss of the season with a 66-63 victory at the Curb Event Center on Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn. Three Eagles recorded double-figures with junior guard Reed Baker leading the way with 14 points.
January 01, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team wraps up their three-game road trip as they travel to face cross-town rivals Belmont on Jan. 2 (5:15 p.m.) and Lipscomb on Jan. 4 (8:30 p.m. ET). FGCU is 0-3 against Belmont and 1-2 against Lipscomb all-time.
December 30, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team dropped its first game in their last five contests to Stetson on Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla. The Eagles shot just 50-percent from the free throw line as they fell to the Hatters, 72-64.
December 28, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its fifth straight victory as they travel to DeLand, Fla. to face Stetson on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m. FGCU is 1-3 all-time against Stetson, the two teams split the two-game series last season with each team winning on their home court.
December 22, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team earned its first win over a Big East opponent, defeating DePaul 64-61 in front of 3,125 fans at Alico Arena. With the win, FGCU extends its winning streak to four games, their longest winning streak since becoming a member of Division I.
December 21, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its fourth straight victory as they play host to DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Alico Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. as the Eagles face the Blue Demons for the second time.
December 21, 2009
Reggie Chambers' steady hand at point guard helped FGCU to its second three-game win streak as a Division I program. For his effort, he earned consecutive Player of the Week awards, the conference office announced on Monday.
December 16, 2009
Four Eagles scored in double-figures as FGCU extended its winning streak to three games, defeating North Carolina Central, 76-67. Reed Baker led the Eagles with 14 points, while redshirt freshman Eddie Murray added a season-high 11 points.
December 15, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its third straight victory as they travel to Durham, N.C. to face North Carolina Central on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. FGCU is 1-0 all-time against NCCU, FGCU defeated the Eagles of NCCU back on Nov. 20, 2008 by a score of 66-58.
December 14, 2009
Reed Baker scored a career-high 27 points to lead the FGCU men's basketball team to an 86-82 victory at USC Upstate, giving the Eagles their second consecutive win. This marks the second time in three years that the Eagles have won their conference opener.
December 14, 2009
Reggie Chambers delivered a perfect shooting night in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week against FIU to win the second Player of the Week award of his career, the conference office announced on Monday.
December 13, 2009
Looking for its first conference win of the young season, the FGCU men's basketball returns to the hardwood as it heads to Spartanburg, S.C. to face USC Upstate Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This marks the third consecutive season that the Eagles have opened conference play on the road.
December 13, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team earned its first win of the season Saturday night when it topped FIU 81-64 in front of 1,835 fans at Alico Arena. Junior guard Reed Baker scored a season-high 20 points.
December 10, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will play host to Isiah Thomas and his FIU Golden Panthers at Alico Arena on Saturday, Dec. 12. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. FGCU is accepting Toys for Tots donations for the fifth straight year with Saturday being the final day to drop off new, unwrapped toys.
December 05, 2009
FGCU freshman forward Anthony Banks scored a career-high 19 points, but Longwood held on for a 82-75 victory over the Eagles at Willett Hall, Saturday afternoon.
December 03, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to Farmville, Virginia to face Longwood University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Both teams are looking for their first win as FGCU enters the game 0-5 and Longwood sits 0-8 on the season.
December 01, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season Tuesday night as it fell 67-59 to Bethune-Cookman in front of 2,043 fans at Alico Arena.
November 30, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team will play host to instate-rival Bethune-Cookman in a 7:05 p.m. tilt at Alico Arena on Tuesday. Tuesday's game has been labeled a Blue and Green game, all fans are encouraged to wear blue and green to enhance the appearance of the arena.
November 25, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team fell to the University of Miami, 77-58, on Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Anthony Banks led the Eagles with 15 points, but the Hurricanes barrage of three-point field goals was too much for FGCU.
November 24, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels south to face Miami on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at 7:30 p.m., at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won the Charleston Classic after an 85-70 victory over South Carolina on Sunday.
November 21, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to Southern Methodist, 79-62 on Saturday night at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas. SMU used a 16-5 run early in the second half to move past the Eagles and hand them their third loss of the season.
November 19, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team opened its first of two games in the Lone Star State with a 69-54 loss to Prairie View A&M on Thursday night.
November 18, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to the Lone Star State to face Prairie View A&M on Thursday (Nov. 19) at 8:00 p.m., in Prairie View, Texas and at SMU (Nov. 21), at 8:00 p.m., in Dallas.
November 17, 2009
The FGCU Men's basketball team continued their involvement in serving the local community, spending some time at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen. The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.
November 13, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team opened its 2009-10 campaign Friday night with a 97-58 loss to No. 2 Michigan State at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.
November 11, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to East Lansing, Mich. to face No. 2 Michigan State to open the 2009-10 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Breslin Center, and can be seen live on ESPN360.com.
October 16, 2009
Along with over 300 Division I programs in the country, FGCU's third-year D-I basketball teams are set to begin organized practices on Friday night.
October 07, 2009
As the Eagles enter their third season as a member of Division I, the FGCU men's basketball team was picked seventh in the 2009-10 Atlantic Sun Preseason Coaches' Poll and eighth in the Media Poll which were released by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.
August 25, 2009
FGCU Men's Head Basketball Coach Dave Balza has announced the 2009-10 schedule. The schedule features 13 home games, highlighted by contests against Florida International and DePaul.
August 24, 2009
Sherwood Brown, a 6'3 guard from Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida, became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
August 20, 2009
The FGCU basketball programs will both make a trip up north to the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. to take on the Spartans of Michigan State.
August 12, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team took a major step towards addressing its depth for the 2009-10 season as forward Charlie Lytle of Clearwater, Florida will join the Eagles in the Fall.
July 01, 2009
FGCU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Balza has named Tae Norwood as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
June 05, 2009
There are still spots open for FGCU Men's Basketball Camps. The Skills Day Camp is June 8-11, the Team Camp is June 12-14 and the Overnight Camp is June 15-18.
May 11, 2009
FGCU's search commettiee has teamed up with human resources to accept applications and try to fill the men's basketball assistant coaching vacancy.
April 17, 2009
FGCU Head Coach Dave Balza has announced the signing of Hunter Miller, a 6-1 point guard from Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.
March 03, 2009
Chambers averaged 8.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game to earn a spot on the All-Freshmen team, the conference announced Tuesday
February 21, 2009
The JU men's basketball team found its rhythm early and often on Saturday as the Dolphins raced by Florida Gulf Coast, 71-53, at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The Eagles were led by senior Delvin Franklin, who scored 14 points in his final collegiate game.
February 19, 2009
Three players scored in double figures as the FGCU men's basketball team fell to the Ospreys of North Florida by the final score of 69-59 Thursday night at UNF Arena.
February 18, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will face the UNF Ospreys in conference double-header action on Thursday night. Tip-off for the first game is set for 5:30 p.m.
February 16, 2009
Kyle Marks scored a game-high 19 points and senior Delvin Franklin scored 12 as the Eagles improve to 7-11 in the Atlantic Sun
February 14, 2009
Delvin Franklin led the way with 18 points, Derrick O'Neil recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Marks had a big day defensively with 10 rebounds and 6 blocks
February 13, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will host the Merecr Bears in conference double-header action on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off for the first game is set for 1 p.m.
February 09, 2009
Reed Baker dropped 24 points as the Eagles fell to USC Upstate, 71-62, in A-Sun men's basketball action Monday night in the Hodge Center.
February 07, 2009
Reed Baker and Reggie Chambers both finished with 18 points as ETSU defeated FGCU by a score of 102-78 Saturday afternoon.
February 06, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will face the ETSU Bucs in conference double-header action on Saturday afternoon. Tip-off for the first game is set for 1:30 p.m.
February 02, 2009
Derrick O'Neil notched his first double-double of the season and four Eagles scored in double figures as the Eagles defeated Lipscomb in thrilling fashion by a score of 76-73 on Monday night in Alico Arena.
January 31, 2009
Reggie Chambers scored a game-high 19 points as Belmont defeated FGCU by a score of 92-74 Saturday afternoon in Alico Arena.
January 30, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will play host to the Belmont Bruins in conference double-header action. Tip-off for the first game is set for 1 p.m.
January 29, 2009
The men's basketball staff, will wear sneakers with their usual game attire during weekend games to demonstrate their support for the fight against cancer.
January 28, 2009
Kyle Marks and Chad Lutkenhaus each scored 12 points but Campbell opened the second half on a 22-4 run and went on to defeat the Eagles 78-62 Wednesday night.
January 27, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look to get back on the winning track when they head to Buies Creek, N.C. to face the Camels of Campbell on Wednesday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
January 25, 2009
Loss snaps 8-game home win streak; Reed Baker led the Eagles with 15 points and Christian Wolf scored 12 points and pulled down 5 rebounds in the loss.
January 23, 2009
FGCU closed the game on a 7-0 run to complete the comeback win. Derrick O'Neil and Reggie Chambers each scored a game-high 11 points in the win.
January 21, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will host North Florida in Alico Arena Friday night at 7 p.m. (originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.). The game can be seen live on ASun.tv and regionally on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast.
January 18, 2009
After leading for the majority of the game, the Eagles let one slip away as the Owls rallied in the last 10 minutes to defeat FGCU, 70-69, in the KSU Convocation Center on Sunday afternoon.
January 17, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast had 52 student-athletes named to the Atlantic Sun Conference's Fall All-Academic teams in a statement released by the conference office on Thursday afternoon.
January 16, 2009
Three Eagles scored in double figures and Reed Baker finished with a team-high 19 points as the Bears of Mercer defeated the Eagles 88-63 Friday night.
January 15, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look to extend their winning streak to four game when they head to Macon, Ga. to face the Bears of Mercer on Friday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
January 13, 2009
Reggie Chambers turned in the best week of his young career helping FGCU to their first three-game win streak as a Division I program. For his efforts, he became the first freshman this season to earn the Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
January 12, 2009
FGCU uses 15-4 to close out the game, handing ETSU their first conference loss of the season, 64-61
January 10, 2009
Five diferent Eagles score in double figures as FGCU wins sixth consecutive home game
January 09, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will play host to USC Upstate in conference double-header action. Tip-off for the first game is set for 2 p.m.
January 08, 2009
Reed Baker eclipsed the 20-point mark for the fourth straight game and the Eagles defeated Stetson for the first time in school history after losing their previous three meetings
January 07, 2009
The FGCU basketball teams will play host to ETSU (women) and Stetson (men) in conference double-header action. Tip-off for the first game is set for 5 p.m.
January 05, 2009
Reggie Chambers scored a career-high 20 points as the Bruins of Belmont defeated the Eagles 79-67 Monday night at the Curb Event Center.
January 03, 2009
Reed Baker and Delvin Franklin combined to score 38 points as the Eagles fell to Lipscomb, 82-76, Saturday night at Allen Arena.
January 02, 2009
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will head to Nashville, Tenn. for double-header action against Lipscomb to open the new year. Both games can be seen live on A-Sun.TV and tip-off for the first game is set for 3 p.m.
December 30, 2008
Reed Baker (26 points, 9 rebounds) and Delvin Franklin (14 points) lead the way for FGCU in front of 2,234 fans at Alico Arena
December 29, 2008
The FGCU basketball teams will play host to Cornell (women) and Army (men) in non-conference double-header action. Tip-off for the first game is set for 5 p.m.
December 22, 2008
Delvin Franklin and Reed Baker combined to score 35 points as the Eagles fell to No.24 Michigan, 76-59, Monday night at Crisler Arena.
December 20, 2008
Ben Vega scored a game-high 14 points as the Eagles fell to Butler, 73-53, at Hinkle Fieldhouse on saturday afternoon.
December 20, 2008
The Eagles (4-7) return to action Monday night when they face the Michigan Wolverines (8-2) at Crisler Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
December 19, 2008
Six days after knocking off Johnson & Wales in their last outting, the Eagles (4-6) return to action tomorrow afternoon when they face the Butler Bulldogs (8-1) at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
December 16, 2008
Derrick O'Neil contributed everywhere possible in leading the Eagles to a pair of victories last week and for his efforts, he won his first Player of the Week award, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
December 14, 2008
Derrick O'Neil scores 14, Addison Smith and Delvin Franklin each add 11 as FGCU wins second straight to improve to 4-6 on the season
December 13, 2008
FGCU snaps two-game losing streak behind 26-point effort from Reed Baker and 16 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals from Derrick O'Neil
December 12, 2008
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will play host to the Campbell Camels for A-Sun double-header action. Both games can be seen live on A-Sun.TV and tip-off for the first game is set for 1 p.m.
December 10, 2008
Three players scored in double figures as the Eagles fell to Florida, 94-60, at the O'Connell Center on Wednesday night.
December 09, 2008
Six days after dropping a tough game to Stetson in their last outting, the Eagles (2-5) return to action tomorrow night when they face the Florida Gators (6-2) in the O'Connell Center. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
December 04, 2008
Freshman Ben Vega led the Eagles with 14 points, but Stetson used a 12-0 run in the final 1:18 and an 18-0 overall run to finish the game with a 76-71 win over FGCU.
December 03, 2008
The FGCU men's and women's basketball teams will head to DeLand, Fla. for double-header action against Stetson to open A-Sun regular season play on Thursday, Dec. 4. Both games can be seen live on A-Sun.TV.
December 01, 2008
Derrick O'Neil turned in a 27 point, 9 rebound performance to lead the Eagles to their second win of the season in front of 1,237 at Alico Arena
November 30, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track as they play host to Mike Jarvis and the FAU Owls Monday night at Alico Arena.
November 26, 2008
Eagles fall to 1-4 on the season with 73-69 loss; Reed Baker led four Eagles in double-figures with 17 points
November 25, 2008
Four Eagles score 11+ points in the loss; FGCU finishes out the CBE Classic against UMKC on Wednesday
November 24, 2008
Delvin Franklin scores 17 (5-10 FG, 4-8 3-pt FG) and Derrick O'Neil adds 14 (5-7 FG, 4-4 FT) in losing effort for the Eagles, who will take on Bradley on Tuesday
November 22, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team will host in the 2008 O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic with a trio of games in the Ft. Myers Sub-Regional at Alico Arena.
November 20, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team bounced back after losing their season opener at Kansas, knocking off the North Carolina Central Eagles, 66-58, in the 2008-09 home opener.
November 19, 2008
After falling to the Jayhawks on the road in the 08-09 season opener on Wednesday night, the FGCU men's basketball team (0-1) returns home to host NC Central (0-2) Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
November 18, 2008
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to the University of Kansas 85-45 in the second round of the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse in front of 16,300 fans.
November 17, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team will officially open its 2008-09 campaign Tuesday night when it invades the Allen Field House to take on No. 23/24 Kansas. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. CT.
November 14, 2008
FGCU Head Coach Dave Balza has announced the signing of Brett Williams, a 6-4 shooting guard from Hagerty High School in Oviedo.
November 05, 2008
Freshman Reggie Chambers leads the way with 13 points and 6 assists, four Eagles reach double figures in scoring
November 03, 2008
After FGCU went through its first season in Division I with seven seniors, the Eagles will be forced to take a totally different approach this season. The Eagles lost four starters and 11 of 13 players from last years roster.
October 23, 2008
Richmond, Bradley and Missouri-Kansas City will all join FGCU at the Fort Myers Sub-Regional.
October 09, 2008
Fans can get their first look at the 2008-09 hoops teams at the 'Sneak Peek and Pick a Seat Party' on October 23 at 7:00 pm.
October 08, 2008
FGCU was selected to finish ninth in both A-Sun preseason polls.
October 01, 2008
The Eagles open their season on ESPN U against defending national champion Kansas on November 18 at 9:00 pm.
September 02, 2008
Liddell becomes the third former Eagle to sign a pro deal in the last two weeks.
August 27, 2008
Martin, a 2005 graduate of FGCU, signs with Porto Ferpinta in Portugal. Martin has played professionaly for the last three seasons.
August 25, 2008
Casey Wohlleb has signed a contract with Saint Josep Girona in Spain's LEB Bronze division.
August 13, 2008
FGCU will host 18 games at Alico Arena this season including three as a part of the O'Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball Experience Classic. The Eagles also travel to Florida and Michigan during the season.
August 13, 2008
Florida Gulf Coast University Men's Head Basketball Coach Dave Balza has announced the 2008-09 schedule. The schedule features 18 home games this season including three in the O'Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball Experience Classic.
August 12, 2008
Leo Miller has been promoted to Assistant Coach while Sean Egan has been named Director of Basketball Operations.
August 12, 2008
FGCU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Balza has announced that Leo Miller has been promoted to Assistant Coach from Director of Basketball Operations. Sean Egan has been named Director of Basketball Operations.
June 04, 2008
After seven years with FGCU, Chris Highfield has resigned. Highfield has been with the men's basketball program and both cross country teams for each of their six seasons.
May 21, 2008
Christian Wolf, a 6-10 center from Kohler, Wisconsin, is the final member of the FGCU recruiting class.
April 23, 2008
FGCU men's basketball adds Reggie Chambers of Miami Pace. Chambers scored a game-high 19 points as Miami Pace won the 4A State Championship.
April 17, 2008
Dave Balza has announced the signing of another student-athlete to the FGCU men's basketball program. Ben Vega has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Eagles next season and becomes the third player to sign with FGCU this off-season as he joins incoming junior college transfers Derrick O'Neil and George Erkvania.
April 16, 2008
Dave Balza has announced the signing of two new student-athletes to the FGCU men's basketball program. Derrick O'Neil and George Erkvania have both signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Eagles next season.
April 01, 2008
Spots Available for Dave Balza's Basketball camps. The Camps will run from June 9-12, June 13-15 and June 16-19.
March 19, 2008
FORT MYERS, Fla., - Head men's basketball Coach Dave Balza and his staff have announced the dates and opened registration for their 2008 High School team Summer Camps. The camp will run from June 13-15 at Alico Arena on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. For further camp information, call the FGCU Men's Basketball office at (239) 590-7067.
March 04, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team finished their first season in Division I with a 67-37 loss at #20 Marquette.
March 01, 2008
Casey Wohlleb scored a career high 29 points as the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team defeated Atlantic Sun Conference foe North Florida 74-71 in overtime on Senior Night at Alico Arena. With the win the Eagles are now 10-20 on the season and 6-10 in the Atlantic Sun while the Osprey's fall to 3-25 and 1-15 in the A-Sun.
February 29, 2008
FGCU closes out the home slate with UNF on Saturday night. The game will be the final home game for seven FGCU seniors.
February 28, 2008
Jacksonville overcame an eight point lead to pull out a 89-80 win over FGCU. Rob Quaintance dished out 11 assists while scoring 12 points in the loss. FGCU falls to 9-20 overall and 5-10 in the A-Sun.
February 27, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team returns to Alico Arena after a three-game road trip as they host Jacksonville on Thursday night.
February 23, 2008
Casey Wohlleb scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Eagles fell to Stetson in overtime Saturday night at the Edmunds Center.
February 16, 2008
Casey Wohlleb scored 20 points to reach 1000 for his career at FGCU, becoming the second player to reach the plateau. Wohlleb now has 1016 for his career as an Eagle. FGCU fell 75-60 at Kennesaw State on Saturday night.
February 14, 2008
The FGCU Men's Basketball team raced to a 17 point lead and saw Mercer cut the lead to one on several occasions, and pull away for a 76-74 win in overtime. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 9-17 overall and 5-7 in A-Sun play while Mercer improves to 11-14 and evens their A-Sun record at 6-6.
February 13, 2008
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team starts a three game road trip in Macon, Georgia this Thursday night where they will be facing the Mercer Bears.
February 10, 2008
The Eagles shot 54.5% from the field including 65% in the second half to erase a 12-point halftime deficit to defeat Atlantic Sun Conference foe USC-Upstate 72-69 on Sunday afternoon. With the victory the Eagles move to 9-15 and 5-6 in the A-Sun, while the Spartans fall to 6-19 and 4-7 in the A-Sun.
February 08, 2008
Three Eagles score in double figures led by Delvin Franklin's 16 in a 95-71 loss to ETSU.
February 05, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team is teaming up with the and will be holding a "Coaches vs. Cancer" day on Friday Feb. 8, as the Eagles host ETSU at 7 p.m. in Alico Arena. The FGCU coaching staff will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes with their usual game attire and will also wear orange Coaches vs. Cancer bracelets to show support for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer during the game.
February 02, 2008
FGCU fell 86-74 at Belmont on Saturday night. Senior Casey Wohlleb scored his 1000th career point in the game and finished with 19 on the night. Delvin Franklin led all players with 22 points in the contest.
February 01, 2008
The Eagles are 3-1 on the road in Atlantic Sun play and are looking for their third straight road win. Belmont has not lost a home game at home this season.
January 31, 2008
FGCU saw its three-game conference winning streak snapped with a 70-56 loss to Lipscomb on Thursday night. The Eagles fall to 8-14 overal and 4-4 in the A-Sun while Lipscomb moves to 9-13 and 3-5 in the league.
January 30, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team hosts Lipscomb as they look for their fourth straight win in the conference. During FGCU's streak, Casey Wohlleb is averaging over 20 points per game while the Eagles are shooting over 50% as a team.
January 26, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team improved to 8-13 and 4-3 in the Atlantic Sun with their third straight A-Sun win. The Eagles knocked off Gardner-Webb 87-80 in Boiling Springs.
January 24, 2008
Roman Narmbaye scored a career-high 19 points to help FGCU pull out a 78-73 win at Campbell. For the Eagles, they improve to 7-13 overall and even their A-Sun record at 3-3.
January 21, 2008
FGCU fell in a non-conference match up at DePaul on Monday night. Four Eagles scored in double figures, but it was not enough as FGCU fell 92-60 to the Blue Demons.
January 20, 2008
The Florida Gulf Coast Men's basketball team will be traveling up north again for the third time this season to compete against the Blue Demons of DePaul University. The meeting will take place at DePaul's Allstate Arena in Chicago on January 21, 2008 at 8:30 pm
January 19, 2008
Rob Quaintance dished out a career-high 13 assists while Delvin Franklin added a career-high 17 points in FGCU's 85-73 win over A-Sun Rival Kennesaw State.
January 17, 2008
Mercer's James Florence led a Mercer offensive attack that scored 99 points on FGCU on Thursday night, establishing a new high for an opponent to score on the Eagles. Mercer handed FGCU its third straight loss with their 99-77 win, improving to 8-9, 3-1 A-Sun while the Eagles fall to 5-12 and 1-3 in the A-Sun.
January 16, 2008
The Florida Gulf Coast Men's Basketball team looks to even their record in conference play and win their first home conference game as they face the Mercer Bears.
January 15, 2008
There will be a special dunking exhibition during halftime of Thursday's men's basketball game (vs. Mercer) from seven members of The And 1 Mix Tape Tour, including the two members of Team Flight Brothers that were here to perform at halftime of the home opener vs. Drexel.
January 11, 2008
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to Stetson 70-62 on Friday night. A record 4,216 fans dressed in blue, packed into Alico Arena for the school's first ever Atlantic Sun home game. The Eagles also made their first ever appearance in front of a TV audience at home. With the setback, the Eagles fall to 5-11 (1-2 A-Sun) while the Hatters moved to 6-10 (2-1 A-Sun).
January 10, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team plays its much awaited Atlantic Sun Conference home opener on Friday night. The game will be televised by Comcast Sports Southeast and is the Atlantic Sun game of the week. FGCU (5-10, 1-1 A-Sun) will take on a Stetson team with an identical record overall and in league play at 7:30 pm in Alico Arena on Friday night.
January 05, 2008
Casey Wohlleb scored 13 points as the Eagles lost their first A-Sun Conference game of the season to the Jacksonville Dolphins by the final score of 74-55.
January 04, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team is looking to start Atlantic Sun play 2-0 and is also looking for their third straight win when they take on Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon.
January 03, 2008
FGCU won their second straight game with a 70-67 win at North Florida on Thursday night. More importantly, the Eagles won their first Atlantic Sun Conference game to improve to 5-9 overall and 1-0 in the A-Sun while UNF fell to 1-12 and 0-1 in the league.
January 02, 2008
The FGCU men's basketball team will take on North Florida in their first Atlantic Sun Conference game.
December 29, 2007
FGCU improves to 4-9 while Penn falls to 4-7 in the Eagles 60-30 win on Saturday night. In the process, FGCU set three NCAA Division I records by holding the Quakers to six points, %5.9 from the floor and one field goal in the first half, all records since the inception of the shot clock in 1986.
December 22, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team nearly pulled a stunner on Saturday, falling 78-66 to #16 Butler. Butler shot 92.9 percent from the free-throw line including 10-of-10 in the last two minutes to hold off the Eagles. The Bulldogs improve to 11-1 while FGCU falls to 3-9 with the loss.
December 21, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team returns to Alico Arena for the first time in 37 days to face the highest ranked team an Atlantic Sun team has ever hosted on Saturday night.
December 17, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team concluded its nine game road trip with an 82-64 loss at IUPUI on Monday night. The Eagles are now 3-8 on the year while the Jaguars improve to 8-2 with their seventh straight win.
December 16, 2007
FGCU concludes it stretch of nine games away from Alico Arena with a trip to Indianapolis to play IUPUI, on Monday night December 17 at the IUPUI Gymnasium at 7:00 pm. The game against IUPUI can be seen live on www.thesummitleague.org for $4.95 and also on Sports Radio 770 am.
December 12, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team continues its nine game road trip tomorrow when they take on Army. The game can be seen live on www.goarmysports.com for $9.95.
December 12, 2007
FGCU dropped its second consecutive road game, falling 66-63 to Army on Thursday night. The Eagles fall to 3-7 on the year while the Black Knights even their record at 5-5 with the win.
December 08, 2007
FGCU falls to 3-6 with a loss to Florida Atlantic on Saturday night in Boca Raton.
December 07, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team plays its 7th straight game away from Alico Arena on Saturday night. The Eagles take on Florida Atlantic, who is 1-7 and looking for their first home win of the season.
December 03, 2007
After a quiet first-half against former Atlantic Sun member, Florida International, Florida Gulf Coast's Landon Adler exploded in the second half, scoring 19 of his team-high 23 points and grabbing nine of his 12 rebounds as the Eagles came back from a 11-point first-half deficit to hand the Panthers their third straight loss.
December 02, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team picked up a 73-70 win at Florida International on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles improve to 3-5 overall while FIU falls to 2-3 with their third straight loss.
December 01, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team may have concluded its 13-day five-game road trip, but the team still has four more games to go before playing in front of its home crowd. The Eagles next four games, beginning with Sunday's contest at Florida International, are all on the road.
November 28, 2007
FGCU concluded its 13-day road trip with a 91-59 loss to Arizona State. The Eagles fell to 2-5 on the year while ASU improves to 4-1 with its fourth straight win.
November 27, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team concludes its 13-day five-game road trip on Wednesday night when they take on Arizona State at 9:00 pm. This marks FGCU's first match-up with an opponent from the Pac-10.
November 24, 2007
Landon Adler (Decatur, Ind.) picked up his second double-double of the South Padre Island Invitational and was named to the All-Tournament Team after leading FGCU to a 71-58 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Saturday afternoon.
November 23, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team lost its fourth consecutive game despite a season-high 23 from Casey Wohlleb (Boca Raton, Fla.). FGCU fell 67-57 to Austin Peay on Friday afternoon in the South Padre Island Invitational.
November 20, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team's upset bid at Bradley fell short as Adam Liddell (Auburn, Ind.) poured in a career-high 25 points in the 82-74 loss on Tuesday night.
November 19, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team prepares to take on Bradley in the second game of the 2007 South Padre Island Invitational. Bradley comes into the game with a 2-1 record while the Eagles are currently 1-2.
November 18, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball fell 62-49 to Iowa on Sunday afternoon in the first round of the 2007 South Padre Island Invitational. Adam Liddell (Auburn, Ind.) scored a season-high 15 and pulled down six boards in the game.
November 17, 2007
FGCU begins its first on nine straight games away from Alico Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles travel to Iowa City, Iowa, to face the Hawkeyes at 2:00 pm in Hawkeye-Carver Arena.
November 15, 2007
FGCU's game's on Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24 at the South Padre Island Invitational will be video streamed live on JumpTV.
November 15, 2007
FGCU's men's basketball game at Iowa will be broadcast live by the Big Ten Network on Sunday afternoon. Larry Morgan and Mac McCausland will announce the game. Beef O'Brady's in Estero will carry the game live and will carry selected Atlantic Sun games throughout the year.
November 14, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team fell in their home opener 77-58 to Drexel. The Eagles fall to 1-1 while Drexel moves to 3-0 on the year.
November 13, 2007
Just two days after a thrilling 60-57 win in their first Division I game, the Eagles will entertain Drexel in their first Division I game in Alico Arena. Drexel is currently 2-0 and finished last season with a 23-9 record.
November 12, 2007
FGCU held on for an exciting 60-57 win in their Division I opener on Monday night. The Eagles built a 17 point lead and escaped from Daytona with a three point win.
November 11, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team begins its adventure into NCAA Division I tomorrow night when they travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., to face Bethune-Cookman at 7:00 pm.
November 03, 2007
Four Eagles scored in double figures to lead FCGU in a 98-77 exhibition victory on Saturday night against St. Thomas at Alico Arena.
November 02, 2007
FGCU's Men's Basketball team will take on St. Thomas University in an exhibition game Saturday night at 7 PM at Alico Arena. The game will be a good tune-up for the Eagles before they open the regular season November 12th at Bethune-Cookman.
October 25, 2007
12 Days of A-Sun Basketball travels to Fort Myers, Fla. for the first time to preview the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. The Eagles move up to Division I following a 27-6 season in 2006-07
October 11, 2007
FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza announced that FGCU has added a game at Depaul on January 21
October 10, 2007
The FGCU men's basketball team was selected 10th by the media and 11th by league coaches
October 08, 2007
FGCU basketball fans can help raise the curtain for another season by joining the Tip-Off Madness celebration at Alico Arena, Friday, Oct. 12.
September 11, 2007
FGCU men's basketball Head Coach Dave Balza announced the 2007-08 schedule today. The slate features eight games against teams that participated in postseason play last year. The schedule also features 11 home games and games against teams from the Big East, Pac-10, Big 10 and Missouri Valley conferences
August 16, 2007
Men's Head Basketball Coach Dave Balza has announced the signing of another transfer. Kyle Marks, who will have two seasons remaining, transfers in from Nebraska and will redshirt this season.
August 13, 2007
FGCU men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced the addition of three student athletes today. Kyle Matheny, Chad Lutkenhaus and Harris Gelin all join the team for the 2007-08 season.
August 06, 2007
The Atlantic Sun Conference and Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) renewed their popular CSS A-Sun Game of the Week television package, marking the sixth consecutive year of A-Sun men's basketball being featured in primetime on Friday nights.
August 03, 2007
Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced that Reed Baker will transfer to FGCU this season.
July 12, 2007
Vanderbilt, Iowa, Bradley and Utah State highlight the field
June 28, 2007
Bauer scored 11 points in his first game with the team
June 27, 2007
Denny Hinson has been hired as an assistant men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced today. This marks the second tenure for Hinson as an Eagle.
June 27, 2007
Hinson was an assistant on the first hoops team at FGCU
June 26, 2007
Nick Bennett has been hired as an assistant men's basketball coach announced Head Coach Dave Balza. Bennett comes to FGCU after spending a season at Marquette as the Director of Basketball Technology
June 26, 2007
Bennett comes to FGCU after one season at Marquette
June 12, 2007
Florida Gulf Coast University Head Basketball Coach Dave Balza announces the signing of Delvin Franklin, a 6-1 guard who transfers from Lamar Community College
June 12, 2007
The 6-1 guard transfers from Lamar Community College
February 28, 2007
Bauer becomes first FGCU athlete to be named 1st team Academic All-American
February 27, 2007
The Port Charlotte, Fla., native was named MVP after scoring a career-high 16
February 26, 2007
Yavney Neptune led FGCU to a 99-62 win
February 25, 2007
The Eagles are now 25-6 after a 79-59 win over Flagler
February 24, 2007
Dixie State was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to travel issues
February 21, 2007
Beau Bauer had a career-high 31 points in the 85-75 win over Nova
February 15, 2007
Adam Liddell broke his own single game rebound mark with 19 boards
February 13, 2007
Beau Bauer led the Eagles with 17 in the game
February 07, 2007
Senior Brandon Dunbar recorded his first double-double on senior night in Alico Arena
February 05, 2007
Five Eagles reach double figures in scoring
February 02, 2007
Four Eagles reach double figures in scoring in the 90-63 win
February 01, 2007
The Eagles are riding an 11 game winning streak
January 31, 2007
FGCU is 19-3 in the South Region with two games to play
January 27, 2007
Landon Alder recorded his second straight double-double in the 78-62 win over West Georgia
January 24, 2007
Landon Adler records his 5th double-double of the season in the 70-59 win
January 24, 2007
The Eagles are currently 17-3 in South Region play
January 23, 2007
Adam Liddell became the career leader in rebounding
January 20, 2007
Adam Liddell became the career-leader in rebounding in front of 3,582 Eagle fans
January 18, 2007
Eagles put season long eight game winning streak on the line
January 13, 2007
Adam Liddell led the Eagles with 16 points
January 12, 2007
The 15-5 Eagles are set to take on Stillman College Saturday afternoon
January 11, 2007
Adam Liddell had his fourth double-double of the season in a 78-67 win over Palm Beach Atlantic
January 10, 2007
The Eagles return to Alico Arena on a six game winning streak
January 05, 2007
Adam Liddell scored a season-high 22 in the 80-73 win
January 03, 2007
Beau Bauer led the Eagles with 19 points
January 02, 2007
Five Eagles score in double figures in the game
December 30, 2006
Eagles down Florida Tech 60-47 behind Casey Wohlleb's 13 points
December 28, 2006
Yavney Neptune scored a career-high 15 points in the win
December 27, 2006
FGCU takes on Fort Valley State after an eight day break
December 20, 2006
Terike Barrowes had career-high's in points (13) and rebounds (14) in the win
December 18, 2006
Beau Bauer was named All-Tournament after leading FGCU with 20 points
December 17, 2006
Beau Bauer led the Eagles with 17 points on the evening
December 13, 2006
Casey Wohlleb scored a career-high 19 points in the win
December 12, 2006
The Eagles are coming off a thrilling 65-64 win over Lynn
December 09, 2006
FGCU overcame a 12 point deficit before pulling out the win
December 07, 2006
Casey Wohlleb is averaging 15.4 points per game over the last five contests
December 04, 2006
Landon Adler's fourth double double lifts FGCU to 6-3
November 30, 2006
Beau Bauer equaled a career-high 28 points in the 83-77 loss to Lynn
November 29, 2006
Junior point guard Rob Quaintance is coming off of a 10 assist performance
November 28, 2006
Five Eagles score in double figures
November 26, 2006
Beau Bauer named MVP of 5th Annual Hillmyer-Tremont Classic
November 25, 2006
Casey Wohlleb's 14 leads Eagles to 48-45 win over Henderson State
November 24, 2006
Landon Adler recorded a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds
November 22, 2006
FGCU takes on West Alabama at 7:30 on Friday night in Alico Arena
November 20, 2006
FGCU downed Puerto Rico-Cayey 79-63 in the home opener
November 18, 2006
Landon Adler led four Eagles in double figures with 18 points
November 15, 2006
Landon Adler pulled down 11 boards in his debut
November 14, 2006
The Eagles will take on a pair of Division I opponents in Drexel and Penn
November 08, 2006
FGCU men's basketball coach, Dave Balza, announces the signing of Ed Rolax (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
November 03, 2006
Eagles knock off Acadia in pre-season action at Alico Arena
September 27, 2006
The schedule features 20 home games
August 28, 2006
The new expanded field will feature six teams
August 16, 2006
Adler, Quaintance, and Rodriguez join Eagles' hoops
August 12, 2006
Former Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball players Kevin Martin and Kelvin Coggins have become the first players from the school to sign professional contracts.
July 24, 2006
Summer Pro League Gives Brown Opportunity to Showcase Skills in front of NBA and international scouts
July 13, 2006
Former Eagles' forward accepts free agent invite to play in NBA Summer League
February 25, 2006
Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball won for the eighth time in nine games Saturday afternoon as they defeated Albany State 48-44 in NCAA Division II men's basketball action at Alico Arena. The Eagles said goodbye to the first four-year members of their basketball program, as graduating seniors Gabe Pean and Marcus Parker made their final appearances in an FGCU uniform.
February 24, 2006
A game-tying three-point field goal attempt by sophomore Casey Wohlleb rolled in and out as time expired as Morehouse College held on for a 71-68 win Friday night over Florida Gulf Coast University in NCAA Division II men's basketball action at Alico Arena. Wohlleb (Boca Raton, Fla.) had rebounded a missed three-pointer by teammate Cecil Avant (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) with just less than five seconds to go and raced to the right corner for the potential game-tying shot.
February 23, 2006
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team will try to end the 2005-06 on a winning note as it hosts a pair of regional foes at Alico Arena this weekend to close out the season. FGCU, which has won seven consecutive games to improve to 17-11, will host Morehouse College (15-11) on 7 p.m. on Friday and Albany State (15-10) at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
February 18, 2006
2006 All-National Independent Tournament Team MVP: Beau Bauer, Florida Gulf Coast All-Tourney: Adam Liddell. Florida Gulf Coast Justin Richmond, North Greenville John Schutte, Upper Iowa Artis Coulter, Claflin William Gaines, Central State
February 18, 2006
Junior guard Beau Bauer scored a game-high 18 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast to a 72-59 victory over North Greenville College Saturday night in the championship game of the 2006 National Independent Tournament at Alico Arena.
February 17, 2006
Sophomore Adam Liddell scored a game-high 20 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to a 78-69 win over Upper Iowa University in semifinal action at the 3rd Annual National Independent Tournament at Alico Arena. The Eagles (16-11) have now won six consecutive games.
February 16, 2006
Florida Gulf Coast University won its fifth consecutive game as it rolled to a 76-44 win Friday night over the University of District of Columbia in the first round of the 3rd Annual National Independent Tournament at Alico Arena. The tournament features eight schools that lack a conference affiliation.
February 10, 2006
Sophomore Adam Liddell scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a school-record 18 rebounds Friday evening to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to a 87-79 win over NAIA Apprentice School at Alico Arena.
February 06, 2006
Junior guard Beau Bauer layed in a missed shot with one second remaining to lift FGCU to an 80-78 win over Kentucky State Monday night in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action in front of 2,049 at Alico Arena.
February 02, 2006
Sophomore Adam Liddell recorded his first double-double to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to a 69-60 win over Palm Beach Atlantic University in Division II men's basketball Thursday night.
January 30, 2006
Chris Burras scored a career-high 26 points and West Georgia made 14 3-pointers to defeat Florida Gulf Coast 90-71 in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action Monday night.
January 28, 2006
Albany State hit six free throws in the final 22 seconds to pull out a 48-46 win over Florida Gulf Coast University in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action Saturday night.
January 27, 2006
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team continues its five-game road trip with a pair of games in Georgia this weekend. The Eagles will travel to Albany State on Saturday and West Georgia on Monday. Both games can be heard via internet broadcast.
January 23, 2006
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's basketball team defeated Florida Gulf Coast University, 82-74, behind Austin Smylie's 24 points on Monday night. The Seasiders, now 8-7 for the season, opened up a 40-30 halftime lead as Smylie netted half his points before the break and never trailed in the second half despite several runs by the visiting Eagles.
January 22, 2006
Audrius Peciukas poured in a game-high 29 points to lead Hawaii-Pacific to a 92-77 win over Florida Gulf Coast University in a Division II non-region men's basketball game.
January 20, 2006
In one of the most anticipated road trips in school history, the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team looks to extend its two-game winning streak with a pair of games in Hawaii over the weekend.
January 18, 2006
Junior guard Beau Bauer and senior forward Leon Woodstock combined for 29 points as Florida Gulf Coast University knocked off Barry University 58-40 Wednesday night in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action at Alico Arena.
January 12, 2006
Senior forwards Marcus Watts and Leon Woodstock combined for 30 points as Florida Gulf Coast University dumped Palm Beach Atlantic 74-55 in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action Thursday night.
January 10, 2006
Senior James Cage scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half Tuesday night, leading Lynn University past Florida Gulf Coast University, 69-56, in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action.
January 09, 2006
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team looks to get back on the winning track when it returns to Alico Arena for a pair of home games this week.
January 08, 2006
Senior forward Blake Williams scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and No. 8 Florida Southern College connected on 40-of-55 foul shots to down Florida Gulf Coast University 77-71 in South Region men's basketball action Saturday night.
January 03, 2006
Senior forward Marcus Watts scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Valdosta State University came away with a 97-78 win over Florida Gulf Coast University Tuesday night in NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball action.
September 19, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team will start its season with the Shoot an Eagle 3 golf scramble on September 24.
September 09, 2005
Five games against teams which appeared in the 2005 NCAA Division II tournament highlight the 2005-06 Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball schedule.
August 31, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball coach Dave Balza announced today that Casey Wohlleb has transferred from Marshall University to join the Eagles this fall. A 6-7 swingman, he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. He becomes the fifth Division I transfer to join the Eagles for the 2005-06 season.
August 30, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball program announced that Leon Woodstock will join the team for the 2005-06 season. A transfer from the University of Troy, a member of the Division I Atlantic Sun Conference, Woodstock will have just one season of eligibility remaining.
August 23, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball program announced that Brandon Dunbar will join the program for the 2005-06 season. A transfer from the University of Charleston, an NCAA Division II institution in West Virginia, Dunbar has one season of eligibility remaining. He is likely to sit out the 2005-06 season as a red-shirt.
August 18, 2005
Former Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball standout Bryan Crislip has signed a professional contract and will play for the Den Helder Club based in Cape Holland, The Netherlands for the 2005-06 season.
August 18, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball coach Dave Balza announced today that Mbainai "Roman" Narmbaye will transfer from LaSalle University to join the Eagles next season. A 6-foot-10 center, Narmbaye will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
July 20, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball program announced that Carlos Matos will join the program for the 2005-06 season.
June 20, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball coach Dave Balza announced today that Beau Bauer will transfer from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to join the Eagles for the 2005-06 season. A 6-3 guard, Bauer will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
May 28, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball coach Dave Balza announced today that Adam Liddell will transfer from Purdue University to join the Eagles next season. A 6-7 versatile swingman, Liddell will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
March 14, 2005
For eight members of the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team, Saturday night's loss in the NCAA Division II regional quarterfinals marked the end of their collegiate basketball careers.
March 13, 2005
Eckerd College connected on 19-of-32 second-half field goals (59%) as the Tritons came from behind to knock Florida Gulf Coast University out of the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Saturday night with an 81-79 South Region quarterfinal victory
March 12, 2005
After nearly a week of anticipation, the big dance begins for the #16 Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team Saturday night.
March 08, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University Athletic Department is organizing a bus trip for fans to attend the NCAA Division II Men's Basketball South Region tournament games in Montevallo, Alabama.
March 08, 2005
FGCU Remains in Top-20 in final NABC Division II rankings
March 06, 2005
The Road to Grand Forks, North Dakota begins March 12 with the South Region tournament in Montevallo, Alabama.
March 03, 2005
The 2005 NCAA Division II men's and women's basketball championship brackets will be announced exclusively in two thirty-minute selection shows Sunday evening March 6, 2005.
March 02, 2005
Senior forward Juan Cedeno led four players in double figures with a career-high 16 points as No. 21 Florida Gulf Coast University defeated Bethany Lutheran on Senior Night at Alico Arena Wednesday night.
March 02, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team is ranked second in the final regional ranking prior to Sunday's NCAA Division II selection show.
February 26, 2005
Senior forward Kelvin Coggins scored 23 points Saturday evening to help Florida Gulf Coast University hold off Florida Southern 68-66 in NCAA Division II South Region action in front of a record crowd of 3,387 at Alico Arena.
February 19, 2005
North Dakota State University held Florida Gulf Coast University without a field goal in the final 3:44 of overtime to pull out a 74-70 win in the championship game of the National Independent Tournament before 2,615 fans at Alico Arena Saturday night.
February 18, 2005
Florida Gulf Coast University utilizes its superior frontcourt play to overpower the University of Puerto Rico Bayamon 75-55 in semifinal action of the National Independent Basketball Tournament at Alico Arena Friday night.
February 17, 2005
Senior guard Ryan Hopkins led four players in double-figures as #15 Florida Gulf Coast University beat North Greenville College 74-50 in first-round National Independent Tournament basketball tournament action at Alico Arena.
February 16, 2005
Eagles also in national top-15
February 08, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team is ranked 21st in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches/Division II poll released Tuesday night.
February 08, 2005
Junior forward Marcus Watts tied a career-high with 18 points Tuesday night to lead #21 Florida Gulf Coast University past Johnson & Wales University of Florida 69-49 in men's college basketball action at Alico Arena.
February 05, 2005
Junior forward Marcus Watts hit a lay-up with 47 seconds left to lift Florida Gulf Coast University past Morehouse College 75-72 in an NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball game at Forbes Arena Saturday night.
February 01, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team moved up to No. 15 in the latest National Association of Basketball Coaches/Division II poll released Tuesday night.
January 31, 2005
North Alabama built a 19-point second half and held off a late rally to upend No. 18 Florida Gulf Coast University 90-83 in an NCAA Division II South Region men's basketball game at Flowers Hall.
January 29, 2005
Senior guards Ryan Hopkins (Parkersburg, WV) and Bryan Crislip (Parkersburg, WV) combined for 37 points Saturday evening to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to a 71-66 victory over Albany State University
January 25, 2005
Four players scored in double figures as No. 18 Florida Gulf Coast University (17-4) cruised to a 75-66 victory over Nova Southeastern (5-13) in a NCAA Division II South Region match-up at Alico Arena Tuesday night.
January 25, 2005
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team, winners of 11 of its past 12 games, made their first appearance in the Division II Top-25 after knocking off Kentucky State and Fairmont State last week.
January 22, 2005
Playing back in their old high school gymnasium turned into a great homecoming for Parkersburg natives Bryan Crislip and Ryan Hopkins.
January 19, 2005
Senior guard Ryan Hopkins scored a game-high 20 points and junior forward Marcus Watts added 18 points and five rebounds as the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team knocked off Kentucky State 70-63 Wednesday night
January 18, 2005
After winning eight of its past nine games, including impressive regional wins over Saint Leo University and No. 20 Lynn University, Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team received 11 votes in the 7th regular season Division II men's basketball poll
January 11, 2005
Senior point guard Bryan Crislip drained a 15-foot jumper with 32 seconds remaining Tuesday night as Florida Gulf Coast University pulled out a 67-65 victory over 20th-ranked Lynn University in a Division II South Region men's basketball game
January 08, 2005
Senior forward Kelvin Coggins led five players in double figures as Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team defeated Saint Leo University 96-75 at Alico Arena on Saturday afternoon.
January 05, 2005
Men's Basketball Team Ranked in South Region Top-5 and Moving Up In National Division II Polls.
January 04, 2005
Facing their second nationally-ranked opponent in three days proved to be a daunting task for Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team.
January 02, 2005
Senior guard Bryan Crislip led five players in double figures with a career-high 24 points Sunday afternoon to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to a 79-67 upset of eighth-ranked University of Montevallo in a Division II South Region men's basketball game
December 30, 2004
Entering a crucial six-game stretch during the next two weeks, the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team looked like a team on a mission as it captured its third straight FGCU Holiday Tournament championship with a solid 75-67 win over Drury.
December 27, 2004
Forward Brett Fritz will return to the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team for the second semester after being granted a final semester of eligibility from the NCAA.
December 21, 2004
Senior guard Ryan Hopkins scored 26 points and senior center Kevin Martin added 16 points Tuesday night as Florida Gulf Coast University defeated the University of Puerto Rico Rio-Piedras 84-68 in men's college basketball action at Alico Arena.
December 17, 2004
Senior guards Ryan Hopkins and Bryan Crislip teamed for 39 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast University to an 89-71 victory over the University of West Florida in a Division II South Region men's basketball game Friday night at Alico Arena.
December 11, 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University used a balanced scoring attack and a strong second half Saturday night to defeat Franklin Pierce College 64-52 at Alico Arena.
December 09, 2004
A second-half comeback by the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell just short as Lynn University held on for an 87-82 victory Thursday night in Boca Raton.
December 04, 2004
Senior guard Ryan Hopkins (Parkersburg, WV) continued his hot shooting with a game-high 27 points Saturday night as Florida Gulf Coast University handed Arkansas Tech an 82-72 defeat in men's basketball at Alico Arena.
December 01, 2004
FGCU rallies to beat Saint Leo in closing minutes...Senior Ryan Hopkins tops 1,000 points for career.
November 27, 2004
Senior center Kevin Martin led all scores with 15 points while senior guard Ryan Hopkins added a season-high 14 points as the 21st-ranked Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team knocked off Florida Memorial College 66-49 at Alico Arena Saturday night.
November 20, 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University senior Kevin Martin headlines the 2004 Hillmyer/Tremont All-Classic men's team announced tonight.
November 20, 2004
Senior center Kevin Martin led four players in double figures with 16 points as the 21st-ranked Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team cruised to a 75-56 win over Lincoln Memorial in the finale of the Hillmyer/Tremont Classic at Alico Arena.
November 19, 2004
Senior center Kevin Martin scored a game-high 13 points to lead #21 Florida Gulf Coast University to a 74-41 win over Puerto Rico Cayey in the home opener at the Hillmyer Tremont Classic at Alico Arena on Friday night.
November 15, 2004
Listing of Disney Division II Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament Team.
November 13, 2004
Eagles rebound at Disney Classic to Beat North Florida and advance to Sunday's 5th Place game at 1 p.m.
November 12, 2004
FGCU drops opening round game in Disney Classic to North Dakota and faces North Florida at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
November 10, 2004
A new era in Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball begins this weekend when the Eagles participate in the Disney Division II Tip-Off Classic at the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
September 10, 2004
For the second year, the men's basketball team will take its game from the court to the course, as Stoneybrook Golf Course and Florida Gulf Coast University host the Shoot an Eagle golf scramble scheduled for September 25.
September 09, 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University head men's basketball coach Dave Balza has announced that Leo Miller has joined the Eagles coaching staff and will serve as a volunteer assistant coach.
August 24, 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University Head Men's Basketball Coach Dave Balza announced today that Kelvin Coggins of Alexandria, Virginia and Marcus Watts of North Port, Florida have been granted scholarships for the 2004-05 campaign.
August 05, 2004
Florida Gulf Coast University Head Men's Basketball Coach Dave Balza announced today that Kevin Martin of Maplewood, New Jersey has been granted a scholarship for the 2004-05 campaign.
August 04, 2004
With games against three of the top five teams from a year ago in the South region, the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team faces a tough challenge in their first year of full membership in NCAA Division II play.
January 30, 2003
Ryan Hopkins scored 30 points including 7 treys as the eagles defeated Warner Southern 95-90.
January 14, 2003
Bryan Crislip dished out a game high 15 assists, and Robinson Tisme poured in 21 points to lead the eagles to their fifteenth victory of the season.
January 11, 2003
Ryan Hopkins and Trevor Montgomery each scored 16 points in leading the eagles past the suns to remain undefeated in Alico Arena (10-0).
January 06, 2003
Ryan Hopkins and Robinson Tisme scored 19 points a piece to lead the Eagles to their 12th victory of the season.
January 03, 2003
FGCU won the FGCU New Year's Classic Friday night to remain undefeated at Alico Arena.
January 03, 2003
Three Eagles lead the 2003 FGCU New Year's All-Tournament Team
January 02, 2003
Ryan Hopkins poured in a game high 26 points and Robinson Tisme earned a double double to help the Eagles advance to the championship of the FGCU New Year's Classic.
December 29, 2002
Robinson Timse scored a game high 21 points, and Bryan Crislip dished out 16 assists as the Eagles beat Anderson 90-86.
December 21, 2002
Ryan Hopkins poured in a game high 26 points including 7 three-pointers from way down town to lead the Eagles.
December 19, 2002
Robinson Tisme scored a game high 25 points to lead the Eagles over FIT.
December 17, 2002
The Eagles got off to an 18-0 start tonight, and never looked back in a convincing 97-64 win.
December 16, 2002
Ryan Hopkins hit 8 of 13 three pointers, and Bryan Crislip dished out a career high 16 assists to lead the Eagles over Tri-State.
December 07, 2002
Bryan Crislip continued to lead the Eagles as he scored 18 points and dished out 4 assists tonight at Alico Arena.
December 05, 2002
Roman Brown and Bryan Crislip were clutch down the stretch to give the Eagles a seven point advantage over UT.
December 02, 2002
Andy French came off the bench to spark the Eagles past the visiting Lions from Saint Leo.
November 30, 2002
Cold shooting down the stretch plagues Eagles.
November 26, 2002
Baez, Matias Too Much For Eagles
November 24, 2002
Ryan Hopkins was named to the Hillmyer-Tremont All-Tournament Team.
July 23, 2002
Florida Gulf Coast University's inaugural men's basketball schedule announced today features 32 regular season contests including 16 home games.