Women's Basketball Set to Host Bethune-Cookman
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Looking to extend its winning streak to three games, the FGCU women's basketball squad returns to the hardwood tonight as it hosts the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats at 7:05 p.m. in Alico Arena.

Hot Topics
• Through nine games, the Eagles are shooting .395 from the field, .382 from three-point land and .704 from the free-throw line…FGCU’s opponents are shooting .399 overall, .328 from long range and .651 from the stripe…the Eagles average 16.2 assists per game to the opponents’ 12.6.
• The Eagles are 2-1 all-time on December 29.
• FGCU has an all-time record of 46-12 in games played in the month of December.
• The Eagles matchup with the Wildcats marks the second meeting between the two schools.
• The Eagles three losses this season have occurred on the road.

About The BCU Wildcats
• Euneshia Proctor was named Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the week for her strong performance at Stetson (12-21-09). Against the Lady Hatters, Proctor registered 15 points and eight rebounds, while shooting 46% from the field.
• BCU is perfect at home (3-0), but the Lady Wildcats are just 1-5 on the road.
• Demetria Frank leads the charge for Bethune Cookman with 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Frank has started in all 11 games while leading the team with 36 assists on the season.
• Sarah Bolden leads the Lady Wildcats with 92 rebounds on the season at an average of 8.4 per game. Euneshia Proctor is second on the team with 76 total rebounds.
• Tonight’s game against the Eagles marks the third A-Sun opponent the Wildcats have faced this season.
• Bethune Cookman’s last road win was March 2, 2009 when they defeated Winston-Salem State, 54-50.

Last Meeting (FGCU at Bethune-Cookman 12/19/09; W 71-56)
• Four Eagles scored in double figures and FGCU held Bethune-Cookman without a field goal for the first five minutes of the game as the Eagles defeated BCU by the final of 76-59.
• The Eagles shot 42.9-percent from the field (15-for-35) in the first half to open up a 41-33 advantage at the break.
• Adrianne McNally led all scorers with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field. McNally also finished with nine rebounds and six assists. Courtney Chihil picked up a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Shannon Murphy and Chelsea Lyles both chipped in with 11 points.
• The Blue and Green finished with 13 assists and forced the Wildcats into 18 turnovers.

Déjà Vu?
The Eagles Dec. 13 game at No. 21/24 Michigan State marked the second time that FGCU faced an opponent ranked in the top-25. The first time the Eagles faced a top-25 program was during the 2008-09 season when FGCU faced the Seminoles of Florida State…who were ranked No. 21/24.

Big Things To Come
The Eagles Dec. 13 matchup with Michigan State was the front-end of a home-and-home series between the Spartans and Eagles, with MSU coming to Alico Arena in 2011-12.

Three Is The Key
• The Eagles are 5-1 this season when they shoot 24 or more three-pointers in a game.
• FGCU is 5-2 when they knock down 9 or more shots from behind the arc this season.
• The Blue and Green hold a 5-1 record this season when they knock down more 3-point shots than their opponent.
• FGCU is holding their opponents to .328 (42-of-128) from behind the arc, while FGCU has drained 89-of-233 (.382) three-pointers this season.

FGCU at Alico Arena
FGCU has a 109-9 (.924) all-time record at home. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled a 31-3 (.912) home record.

Year           Home
2009-10       4-0
2008-09      15-1
2007-08      12-2
2006-07      23-0
2005-06      17-1
2004-05      11-4
2003-04      12-1
2002-03      15-0
TOTAL        109-9

Away From Home
FGCU has a 62-20 (.756) all-time record as the visiting team. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled an 18-13 (.581) road record.

Year           Away
2009-10      2-3
2008-09     10-4
2007-08      6-6
2006-07      8-0
2005-06     10-0
2004-05      8-3
2003-04      6-3
2002-03     12-1
TOTAL      62-20

FGCU in December
• FGCU has an all-time record of 46-12 (.793) in games played in the month of December.
• Since moving to Division I in 2007-08 FGCU has an 11-4 record in the month of December, which include key wins over UCF (twice), Memphis and Cornell.

McNally Tracker
Adrianne McNally, who already is FGCU’s leader in career points, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, games played, games started, and minutes played, is looking to grab the top spot in several other FGCU all-time records:

Free throws made
1. 295 - Katie Schrader (65 games) - 2005-07
2. 277 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY (106 games) - 2006-present
3. 195 - Andrea Clarke (55 games) - 2003-05
4. 156 - Robyn Swain (57 games) - 2002-04
5. 151 - Ebonie Halliburton (60 games) - 2003-06

Rebounds
1. 640 - Robyn Swain (236o-404d) - 2002-04
2. 560 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY (201o-359d) - 2006-present
3. 409 - Katie Schrader (194o-215d) - 2005-07
4. 318 - Andrea Clarke (122o-196d) - 2003-05
5. 314 - Noreen McCallum (126o-188d) - 2002-04

Defensive rebounds
1. 404 - Robyn Swain - 2002-04
2. 359 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
3. 215 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07
4. 214 - Ebonie Halliburton - 2003-06
5. 196 - Andrea Clarke - 2003-05

Offensive rebounds
1. 236 - Robyn Swain - 2002-04
2. 201 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
3. 194 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07
4. 126 - Noreen McCallum - 2002-04
5. 122 - Andrea Clarke - 2003-05

Assists
1. 338 - Megan Jones - 2002-05
2. 301 - Chelsea Dermyer - 2005-08
3. 248 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
4. 234 - Ebonie Halliburton - 2003-06
5. 186 - Candy Myers - 2003-06

Steals
1. 141 - Candy Myers - 2003-06
2. 137 - Megan Jones - 2002-05
3. 122 - Alex Nelson - 2005-07
4. 109 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
5. 103 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07

Among the Nation’s Best
FGCU’s three-point prowess has the program’s calling card from day one and the 2009-10 version of the Eagles have been no different. FGCU is among the nation’s best in 3-pointers made per contest:

NCAA D-1 TEAM - 3-Pointers Made Per Game (Through games 12/20/09)
1. Iowa St., 10.9
2. Charleston So., 10.8
3. Morehead St., 10.2
4. Fresno St., 9.9
5. FGCU, 9.6
   Oral Roberts, 9.6
6. Oregon, 8.7
7. Central Michigan, 8.5
   Mercer, 8.5
9. Creighton, 8.4
10. Cornell, 8.4

*Single season record is held by the 2008 Villanova Wildcats (9.9 per game)

Yo Adrianne
Adrianne McNally’s game-high 21 points against No. 21/24 Michigan State on Sunday, Dec. 13, was the most points by any FGCU player ever versus a ranked opponent.

Grabbin’ Boards and a Spot in the Record Books
Courtney Chihil’s career-high 17 rebounds at Stetson (12/5/09) were the second-most in a single game in school history. Chihil tied Robyn Swain and Andrea Clarke. Swain grabbed 17 boards on four occasions during her time as an Eagles and Clarke pulled down 17 rebounds on Nov. 19, 2004 against Puerto Rico Bayamon.

Swain still holds the FGCU record with 21 rebounds in a game, a record that has stood since 2003.

Countin’ on Courtney
• Sophomore Courtney Chihil ranks first on the team in rebounding (6.0 rpg) and second in steals (2.0 spg).
• Chihil’s six steals against USC-Upstate (12/19/09) were a season-high.
• The Eagles are 3-1 when Chilhil leads the team in rebounds.
• Last time out at FIU, Chihil recorded 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting while adding five rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 35 minutes.

Road Warriors
16 of FGCU’s 30 games this season will be played on the road. The Eagles faced New Mexico (25-11 last season), who reached the Elite 8 of the 2009 Postseason WNIT, and Georgia Tech (22-10 last season), who earned their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 08-09 and were ranked No. 19 in the Preseason AP Poll, as part of the Preseason WNIT to start the 2009-10 season.

Up Next For FGCU
• To open 2010, FGCU will take a trip to Nashville, Tenn. to face Belmont on January 2nd at 3 p.m. before battling the Bisons of Lipscomb on January 4th at 6:15 p.m.