FORT MYERS, Fla. – Fans will get another chance to watch the FGCU women’s basketball team on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) when the Eagles host the reigning three-time Atlantic Sun Tournament Champs ETSU on Monday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Alico Arena.
Monday’s matchup will also be FGCU’s “Pack the House” game. The “Pack the House” contest is a national effort in which conferences and institutions compete to build attendance with one winner from each conference receiving awards, while also having the NCAA donate $500 to a non-profit organization of their choice.
This marks the second time the Blue and Green, who rank No. 32 in the nation in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, will be on TV (Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast - CSS) this season. FGCU defeated Belmont, 67-50, on CSS (Jan. 31) at the Curb Event Center in Nashville, Tenn.
FGCU’s (17-1, 10-1 A-Sun) game against the Bucs (13-9, 10-3 A-Sun) will be the CSS Game of the Week, continuing a stretch of nine consecutive seasons that the A-Sun has been featured on the station. CSS can be found on channel 70 for Comcast subscribers in Southwest Florida. For those outside the market, the game can also be watched on ESPN3.com, but is subject to blackout.
Matt Stewart (play-by-play) and Robin Muller (color analyst) will have the call. The CSS A-Sun Game of the Week highlights the conference’s television package and features some of the league’s top rivalries in its lineup.
The last time the Lady Bucs visited Alico Arena on Jan. 2, 2010, FGCU handed ETSU its worst A-Sun loss in program history, with a 92-55 loss in front of 1,346 fans. The Blue and Green set a school record scoring a 62.5-percent field-goal percentage, surpassing the previous school record of 61.4-percent set at Puerto Rico - Cayey on February 2, 2007.
The two teams met earlier this season at the MSHA Athletic Center (Jan. 8), as four Eagles scored in double figures and junior Kelsey Jacobson (Barnesville, Minn./Moorhead HS) tied her career-high with a game-high 21 points as FGCU edged ETSU 77-70.