A-Sun Postseason Basketball Resume: @FGCU_WBB
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Photo Credit: Photo by David Eversten - A-Sun Photos
Photo Credit: Photo by David Eversten - A-Sun Photos

MACON, Ga. - After completing the 2012-13 Atlantic Sun Conference Basketball season, several teams on the men's and women's side have positioned themselves for postseason play. Here is the body of work by the FGCU Eagles women's team:

FGCU (27-6, 18-0 A-Sun – 1st)
Results | Stats | Home Page

Potential Postseason Event:
NCAA or WNIT

Good Wins:
v. LSU – No. 34 RPI (76-70 – Nov. 24) | Recap
v. Stetson – No. 86 RPI, No. 2 in the A-Sun (at 74-55– Jan. 26, vs. 72-55 - Feb. 23) | Recap 1 | Recap 2
v. Hampton – No 1 in the Mid-Eastern Conference; No. 90 RPI (70-59 – Nov. 24) | Recap
at Richmond – No. 98 RPI (70-62 – Dec. 28) | Recap
at FIU – No. 110 RPI (69-45 – Nov. 14) | Recap
at Virginia Tech – No. 133 RPI (63-56 – Dec. 16) | Recap
v. Mercer – No. 3 in the A-Sun (at 70-41 – Jan. 2, vs. 89-62 – Feb. 28) | Recap 1 | Recap 2
v. Northern Kentucky – No. 4 in the A-Sun (vs. 79-50 – Jan. 19, at 68-53 – Feb. 18) | Recap 1 | Recap 2

Key Players:
Sarah Hansen – Player of the Year; First Team All-Atlantic Sun; Scholar-Athlete of the Year; A-Sun All-Tournament Team; Capital One Academic All-American Second Team (16.5 PPG, 7.4 RPG, .837 FT Percentage, 2.3 APG, 2.2 SPG)
Brittany Kennedy – A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year; First Team All-Atlantic Sun; All-Tournament Team (9.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 5.3 APG, 2.8 SPG, 88 Total Steals)
Joyce Iamstrong – A-Sun Championship MVP; All-Tournament Team (12.0 PPG, 2.8 Assists PG, 1.6 Steals PG, 1.9 Three-Point Field Goals PG, Scored 95 points in the last four games of the season)
Jaime Gluesing – A-Sun Freshmen Team (.453 Three-Point Field Goal Percentage, 1.5 Three-Point Field Goals PG, 0.8 BPG)

Notables
• The average RPI of the 2012 NCAA Tournament's "Last Four In" was 54.25 going into Selection Monday; Iowa State (48), Kansas (52), Texas (54) and Michigan State (63)
• FGCU currently sits at No. 51 in the RPI. Last year the Eagles entered the NCAA Tournament as a 12-seed with a RPI of 57.
• Finished first in the regular season in the A-Sun; third-consecutive A-Sun title
• Played in second-straight A-Sun Championship title game in just their second year of post-season eligibility
• Prior to championship final, won 41-straight conference games, which ranked second in the nation
• Home win streak of 16 games ranked No. 9 in the country before being broken on Dec. 22 vs. UCF
• Loss to Stetson in the A-Sun Championship ended the 2012-13 win streak of 21 games which ranked No. 4 in the country
• Marked an A-Sun record as the first team to record back-to-back 18-0 seasons
• Landed an A-Sun Championship record with 12 three-pointers in a game vs. North Florida in the semifinal
• Roster included nine new players (60 percent of team), the 23rd most inexperienced team in Division I women’s basketball
• Ranks No. 11 in Mid-Major Poll (March 15)
• Head Coach Karl Smesko was the 2012 Kay Yow National Coach of the Year and 2013 A-Sun Coach of the Year
• Broke an NCAA Division I record with three-point field goals in a game with 22 vs. ETSU on Jan. 12th
• Ranked No. 28th in the nation in scoring offense (70.7 PPG)
• Joyce Iamstrong went a perfect 9-for-9 from the field in the semifinal vs. North Florida to tie an A-Sun Championship record for field goal percentage
• Sarah Hansen registered seven double-doubles and eight 20+ point performances this season including a 30 point game vs. LSU
• Outscored their conference opponents by 25.7 points per game; outscored all opponents by 18.1 PPG

National Statistics
• No. 2 in three-point field goals per game (9.3)
• No. 4 in turnover margin (7.64)
• No. 5 in three-point field goal defense (24.9)
• No. 6 in assist/turnover ratio (1.26)
• No. 8 in turnovers per game (12.3)
• No.12 in scoring margin (18.1)
• No. 21 in scoring defense (52.6)
• No. 22 in won-loss percentage (81.8)
• No. 27 in steals per game (11.3)
• No. 31 in field goal percentage (43.1)
• No. 33 in assists per game (15.6)
• No. 33 in free throw percentage (74.8)