Eagles Set to Host Stetson in Conference Action
Monday, January 25, 2010
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s basketball team wraps up their three-game homestand and looks to extend their home winning streak with a match-up against Stetson on Wednesday night. The game, which is set for a 5:15 p.m. start, will precede the men’s game against Stetson as part of a doubleheader.

FGCU-Stetson Game Information
A-Sun.TV play-by-play: Tom James
Streaming Video: A-Sun.TV
Live Stats: http://www.fgcuathletics.com
Series: FGCU leads 4-1
Last Meeting: FGCU 70, Stetson 43, 12/5/09 in Deland, Fla.

Hot Topics
• Through 18 games, the Eagles are shooting .429 from the field, .375 from three-point land and .712 from the free-throw line…FGCU’s opponents are shooting .394 overall, .326 from long range and .703 from the stripe…the Eagles average 18.3 assists per game to the opponents’ 12.2.
• FGCU had won 22 consecutive conference games dating back to last season, prior to the loss to ETSU on Jan 16.
• The contest with Stetson marks the third time FGCU has played on January 27 (2-0 all time, all prior to moving to Division I).
• FGCU has an all-time record of 57-7 in games played in the month of January.
• The Eagles matchups with the Hatters mark the sixth meeting between the respective schools (FGCU leads 4-1).
• The Eagles four losses this season have occurred on the road.

Last Meeting; 12/5/09 - FGCU 70, Stetson 43 in Deland, Fla.
• Courtney Chihil set a career high with 17 rebounds and Eglah Griffin scored all of her 14 points in the first half, leading the Eagles to a decisive 70-43 victory over Stetson at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Florida.
• It was the first time FGCU had won their conference opener since joining the A-Sun in 2007.
• The Eagles got off to a quick start, using a pair of Adrianne McNally field goals to take a 6-1 lead in the opening minutes.
• Back-to-back three-pointers, one each from Shannon Murphy and Christina Rivette, just 20 seconds apart, put FGCU out in front, 21-15. • The Eagles would pull away in the final five minutes of the half, rattling off 14 consecutive points as Eglah Griffin knocked down a pair of threes and two free throws, Brittany Brown converted three free throws, and Courtney Chihil added a trey during the run.
• FGCU dominated the first half, shooting 41% from the field and 46% from behind the arc, while holding Stetson to just 27% from the field and 0-for-7 from three-point range.
• The Eagles were able to maintain a comfortable lead throughout the second half, holding the advantage near 17 points through the first seven minutes.
• In a span of 1:45 the lead ballooned to 26 points, thanks to a pair of Kelsey Jacobson three-pointers and another triple from Brown.
• FGCU continued to shoot well from long distance throughout the game, as a three from Samantha Gray extended the lead to 29 points with five minutes to play, and another trey from Rivette increased it to 30 with just over three to go.
• The Eagles would go on to claim the 70-43 victory, opening A-Sun play with a victory for the first time in school history.
• Griffin’s 14 points were a game-high, while Chihil’s career-high 17 rebounds were also a game-high. With the 17 boards, Chihil tied Robyn Swain and Andrea Clarke for the second-most in a single game in school history.
• Daphnee Frieson was the lone Hatter to score in double-figures, shooting 4-of-5 from the field and 5-of-7 from the free throw line for her 13 points. Ashli Jackson and Janelle Mills each added seven rebounds.

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. 13th 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 11-2 this season when they shoot 24 or more three-pointers in a game.
• FGCU is 10-3 when they knock down 9 or more shots from behind the arc this season.
• The Blue and Green hold a 12-2 record this season when they knock down more 3-point shots than their opponent.
• FGCU is holding their opponents to .326 (85-of-261) from behind the arc, while FGCU has drained 190-of-506 (.375) three-pointers this season.
• FGCU took a school-record 46 three-pointers in their 67-47 win at Lipscomb (previous record was 45 attempts vs. UNF on March 1, 2008)

We’re Going Streaking
Florida Gulf Coast University has not lost a home game in Alico Arena since January 8, 2009 against East Tennessee State University. The Eagles are currently riding a 19-game home winning streak.

FGCU’s 19-game home winning streak is the 7th longest streak in the nation:
Team                Streak
1 Connecticut        53
2 Stanford            38
3 Lehigh               27
4 Ohio St.             23
5 Oklahoma          21
6 UNC                  20
7 FGCU                19
   Green Bay         19

**rankings as of Jan. 24, 2010**

Three’s Please
The Eagles have attempted 244 three-pointers (30.5 per game) since the calendar changed to 2010. By comparison, FGCU’s opponents have attempted a total of 128 (16 per game) threes in those six games.

FGCU at Alico Arena
FGCU has a 114-9 (.927) all-time record at home. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled a 36-3 (.923) home record.

Year                   Record
2009-10                9-0
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                114-9

Away From Home
FGCU has a 65-21 (.756) all-time record as the visiting team. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled a 21-14 (.600) road record.

Year                   Record
2009-10                5-4
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                65-21

FGCU in January
• FGCU has an all-time record of 57-7 (.891) in games played in the month of January.
• Since moving to Division I in 2007-08 the Eagles hold a 21-5 (.808) record in the month of January, all versus Atlantic Sun conference opponents.

FGCU vs. A-Sun Foes
• Since becoming a member of the Atlantic Sun in the Fall of 2007, FGCU has compiled a 39-7 (.848) record against conference opponents.
• FGCU had won 22 consecutive conference games dating back to last season, prior to the loss to ETSU on Jan 16.
• The Eagles won a conference-record 17 A-Sun games last season.

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

Rebounds
1. 640 - Robyn Swain (236o-404d) - 2002-04
2. 605 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY (215o-390d) - 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. 390 - 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. 215 - 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. 287 - 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. 118 - 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 leading the nation in 3-pointers made per contest:

NCAA D-1 TEAM - 3-Pointers Made Per Game (Through games 1/21/10)
1. FGCU 10.6
2. Morehead St. 10.3
3. Oral Roberts 9.2
4. Charleston So. 8.8
5. Fresno State 8.8
6. Oregon. 8.7

*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.

It’s An Honor
Shannon Murphy led FGCU to conference wins over Kennesaw State and Mercer last week, and for her performances, she claimed the first Player of the Week award of her career, the conference office announced on Monday.

In FGCU's, 79-52, win against Kennesaw State on Thursday, Murphy, a native of Brighton, Mich., chipped in with 17 points, a game-high nine assists, and three steals. In the Eagles, 84-77, win versus the Mercer Bears on Saturday, the management major scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 7-of 11 from three-point range. Murphy’s seven triples rank her third all-time in FGCU history for three-pointers in a single game. She also added a game-high eight assists in the win over Mercer.

For the week, Murphy averaged 22.5 points, 8.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds, while shooting 69.6-percent from the field and 57.1-percent from 3-pt range.

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 (5.9 rpg) and second in steals (1.6 spg).
• Chihil had a season-high six steals against USC-Upstate (12/19/09) and ETSU (1/16/10).
• The Eagles are 6-1 when Chihil leads the team in rebounds.
• In the Eagles last contest vs. Mercer, Chihil recorded 9 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal in 38 minutes.

Career High Performances
Chelsea Lyles set a new career-high with 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc in an 88-83 loss at the hands of East Tennessee State on Jan 16. Lyles’ 25 points are the most scored by an FGCU player in a losing effort, against an A-Sun opponent.

In the Eagles, 84-77, win versus the Mercer Bears on Saturday, Jan. 23 Shannon Murphy scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the field and 7-of 11 from three-point range. Murphy’s seven triples rank her third all-time in FGCU history for three-pointers in a single game.