Eagles Head to Gainesville to Face the Gators
Tuesday, December 09, 2008

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 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.

Date: Dec. 10

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Arena: O'Connell Center

Location: Gainesville, Fla.

TV: FSN-Florida (Larry Vettel and Bill Koss call the action)

Video Streaming: Watch the game LIVE on www.ESPN360.com 

Records: Men - FGCU (2-5, 0-1 A-Sun), Florida (6-2 overall)

Series: Men - This is the 1st meeting between the teams

Web Sites:
FGCU - www.FGCUAthletics.com
Florida- www.GatorZone.com


UF: Last Time Out at FSU (Dec. 7, 2008)
Tallagassee, Fla. - Dan Werner narrowly missed a three-pointer at the buzzer, and the No. 23/21 University of Florida men's basketball team came up short, falling to Florida State, 57-55, at the Donald L. Tucker Center Sunday night.

Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the final 1:20 to lead the Seminoles to victory in a game that saw seven lead changes.

Werner added 10 points for Florida, which shot 39.2 percent.

Toney Douglas, the Seminoles' leading scorer, was 1-of-9 from the field and finished with a career-low two points.

The Gators, who trailed for much of the game, went on a 19-4 run midway through the second half to open a 49-43 lead. Alex Tyus’ basket midway through the second half completed a 10-0 spurt that gave Florida its first lead, 40-39, since the opening minutes.

Then it was back and forth Florida State got the lead for good at 52-51 on Reid's two free throws with 1:20 left.

Florida State shot 27.6 percent in the first half but still led 26-25 at halftime.