2013-14 Men's Basketball News
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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 04, 2014
The FGCU Department of Athletics has become just the third school in the nation to partner with Australian-based calendar communication company ECAL to provide Eagles fans the ability to easily input every FGCU sporting event into their personal calendar on their favorite electronic device.
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.
April 02, 2014
FGCU is pleased to invite the public to its 2nd Annual Golf Event at the private Hideout Golf Club on Tuesday, May 6. The event will be a friendly competition among players and a fundraiser to help benefit FGCU Athletics.
March 31, 2014
FGCU Athletics is pleased to unveil 'Birds Eye View' as the official blog of the Eagles, giving fans a unique perspective into news and information about each of the Green and Blue's 15 teams. Fans can access the blog by logging on to FGCUEaglesEye.com.
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.