FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women’s basketball team received one vote to rank No. 38 in this week’s AP Top 25 that was released on Monday, Feb. 25.
This marks the first time this season that the Eagles have garnered a vote in the national poll. The last time the Green and Blue, who rank second in the nation in three-pointers made per game (9.2), received a vote in the AP Poll was on Mar. 12, 2012 (13 votes to rank No. 29).
In their last outing (Feb. 23), the Eagles defeated conference rival Stetson, 72-55, to win their 17th straight game and snap SU’s 16-game home winning streak, which was the fifth longest streak in the nation. The Green and Blue have won 37 straight A-Sun games overall (including the conference tournament) and 34 consecutive regular season conference contests. FGCU’s 34 consecutive conference victories rank as the second longest streak in the country behind defending national champion Baylor.
The Eagles, who recently won their third straight A-Sun Regular Season title, will return home for the final two games of the conference regular season. The Green and Blue will host Mercer on Feb. 28, before welcoming Kennesaw State to ‘The Nest’ on Senior Day (Mar. 2).
FGCU, the No. 1 seed in the 2013 A-Sun Tournament, will play their quarterfinal game on Wednesday, Mar. 6. Tip-off times are still to be determined. FGCU Athletics is now offering ticket packages for the conference tournament at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Fans can get ticket booklets that include admission into every game of the men’s and women’s tournament (14 games) for $20 (children ages 6-11), $50 (seniors 62 and older and students ages 12-22) or $75 (adults). All tickets are general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FGCU ticket office Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 239-590-7145, in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by ordering online at www.fgcuathletics.com/tickets.
Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB), Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).
AP Top 25
2. Notre Dame
7. Penn State
13. Texas A&M
14. South Carolina
15. North Carolina
21. Green Bay
23. Iowa State
24. Florida State
Others receiving votes: Oklahoma State 58, Toledo 34, South Florida 21, Vanderbilt 13, LSU 10, Southern Methodist 7, Texas Tech 6, San Diego State 6, Gonzaga 6, West Virginia 4, Chattanooga 3, Michigan State 2, FGCU 1