MACON, Ga. - The FGCU women’s basketball team (25-5, 18-0 A-Sun) received two votes to rank tied for No. 37 in this week’s AP Top 25 that was released on Monday, Mar. 4.
This marks the second time this season that the Eagles have garnered a vote in the national poll. The Green and Blue, who rank second in the nation in three-pointers made per game (9.2), received one vote in last week’s poll (Feb. 25).
In their last outing (Mar. 2), the Eagles defeated Kennesaw State, 74-36, on Senior Day to secure a second consecutive perfect A-Sun regular season (18-0). FGCU’s 18-0 conference record solidifies the Eagles as the first A-Sun school to go undefeated in league play in back-to-back seasons and is the fourth occurrence in league history that a team has finished the regular season unblemished. The Green and Blue’s 18 A-Sun victories also tied the 2009-10 ETSU and 2011-12 FGCU squads in the Atlantic Sun record books for the most conference wins in a season.
Winners of three consecutive A-Sun Regular Season titles, the No. 1 seeded Eagles return to the court on Wednesday, Mar. 6 when they take on No. 8 seed Kennesaw State (7-23, 3-15 A-Sun) at Mercer’s Hawkins Arena in the first round of the 2013 Atlantic Sun Tournament. Tip-off for the third meeting between the teams is set for 12:00 p.m. ET and the game can be seen live on ESPN3.com. The game can also be heard live online at FGCUAthletics.com with David Moulton on the call.
Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB), Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).
FGCU Athletics is offering ticket packages for the conference tournament at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Fans can get ticket booklets that include admission into every game of the men’s and women’s tournament (14 games) for $20 (children ages 6-11), $50 (seniors 62 and older and students ages 12-22) or $75 (adults). All tickets are general admission. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FGCU ticket office Monday-Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 239-590-7145, in person at the Alico Arena ticket office or by ordering online at www.fgcuathletics.com/tickets.
AP Top 25
2. Notre Dame
8. Penn State
15. North Carolina
17. South Carolina
19. Texas A&M
20. Green Bay
23. Florida State
Others receiving votes: Iowa State 60, Purdue 38, Gonzaga 19, San Diego State 13, Texas Tech 11, Oklahoma State 11, Michigan State 10, Vanderbilt 8, Villanova 3, Oklahoma 3, Chattanooga 3, DePaul 2, FGCU 2, Charlotte 2, Miami (FL) 2, West Virginia 2