FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast women's basketball team picked up the No. 10 spot in the latest ESPN Mid-Major Rankings (Jan. 23). The rankings are based on the women’s basketball blog of ESPN's Graham Hays.
This marks the first time this season that the Eagles appear in Hays’ Mid-Major Top 10. FGCU was listed as one of the ‘Next Five’ teams in the Jan. 9 rankings.
Said Hays of FGCU, "A familiar face from last season's mid-major rankings makes a return. The Eagles closed the nonconference portion of the schedule with the biggest result of their season, a 76-70 win against LSU, and carried that momentum into the Atlantic Sun. They have yet to win a conference game by fewer than 10 points, with six of eight wins by at least 20 points. That includes the Jan. 12 game against East Tennessee State in which they hit 22-of-43 3-point attempts. One reason for pause is that minus that game, Florida Gulf Coast is shooting 29 percent from the 3-point line this season. This weekend brings a big home game against Stetson, the other unbeaten in the A-Sun."
The Green and Blue, who have compiled an impressive 49-1 record in A-Sun home games since making the move to Division I in 2007-08, will be back in action on Saturday, January 26 when they host the Hatters of Stetson (15-4, 8-0 A-Sun) in a ‘Battle of the A-Sun Unbeatens’ at Alico Arena. Fans attending the game are encouraged to WEAR BLUE and can purchase tickets for the 7:05 p.m. matchup at www.FGCUAthletics.com/tickets or by calling the FGCU Ticket Office at 239-590-7145.
Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB) and Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).
ESPN Mid-Major Top 10
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