FORT MYERS, Fla. – With the both basketball programs coming off of their best season’s since moving to Division I, men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield, women’s basketball head coach Karl Smesko and FGCU Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh will be this week’s guest on the latest episode of ‘Connect’ that will air tonight (April 25) on WRXY-TV on channel 10 for Comcast subscribers in Southwest Florida. The hour-long show will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Paul Lodato.
The entire broadcast will also be streamed online at www.wrxytv.com.
WRXY Christian Television signed on the air in Southwest Florida on January 29, 1995. Since its inception, WRXY and CTN's main goal has been to work with local churches to provide help for needy families. The CTN Community Ministries Department, partnering with local churches, has provided food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance to thousands of needy families in the Southwest Florida community.
The women’s program is coming of the most historic season in its Division I history, advancing to the NCAA Tournament and earning a No. 12 seed in the Raleigh Region. Led by three-time Atlantic Sun Coach of the Year Karl Smesko, FGCU finished with a 29-3 overall record that included a league-first 18-0 mark in the A-Sun. The Eagles verified the conference’s third-ever unbeaten regular season by cruising through the Atlantic Sun Tournament, taking the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament with a convincing 67-39 win over second-seeded and 20-game winner Stetson.
On the men’s side, FGCU made a magical run to the Atlantic Sun championship game as the tournament’s No. 6 seed under first-year head coach Andy Enfield. The Eagles earned a spot in the conference postseason tournament in their first year of eligibility, defeating No. 3 seed USC Upstate in the quarterfinals before stunning No. 2 Mercer in front of its sold out home crowd. FGCU finished with a 15-17 overall record and was just the seventh team in the 33-year history of the A-Sun Tournament to make the championship in its first attempt.
Where to watch:
- Channel 49.1 - via air antenna
- Channel 10 - Comcast Cable; Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Alva, Bokelia, Bonita Springs, Captiva, Estero, Naples, Pineland, St. James City, Sanibel Island, Cape Coral, LaBelle and Punta Gorda.
- Channel 22 - Comcast Cable in Englewood and Port Charlotte.
- Channel 44 - Comcast Cable in Arcadia.
- Channel 10 - Marco Island Cable.
- Channel 049-00 - Dish Satellite
- Channel 49-2 - International programming to the diverse cultures of Southwest Florida.