1. FGCU limited Miami to just 16-55 shooting. Miami made 8-29 twos (27.6%) and 8-26 threes (30.8%). Miami also struggled from the line (11-21, 52.4%) though defense can't really get the credit for that one. 16 field goals is the lowest a Miami team has made under coach Jim Larranaga, and the lowest for any Miami team since scoring just 45 points in a Nov. 2010 loss to Rutgers.
2. Eric McKnight is a rare top-100 recruit who is playing in the Atlantic Sun. The transfer from Iowa State began his Eagles career a bit slowly with just 5 points in their opener. But against Miami, when points were hard to come by, McKnight scored 14 points off a very efficient seven shots. He also grabbed eight rebounds, four of them offensive. All of this in just 21 minutes.
3. Sophomore Brett Comer was the starting point guard as a freshman. He was great at generating assists (37.4 assist rate, good for 17th best nationally), but he also had some serious turnover issues. He looked like the same player in their loss against VCU and their havoc defense (5 assists, 6 turnovers), but then settled down against Miami. Versus the Hurricanes he had eight assists without a single turnover. It was the first game of his career in which he had fewer than 2 turnovers.
4. Every possession matters. In this grinding game, FGCU was able to steal nine from Miami. You have to go back 18 games to find a time when Miami gave up that many steals.
5. This was a huge game for the FGCU program. In just their sixth season of Division I basketball, the Eagles have never had a winning record. Now they're one of the A-Sun favorites, and last night they played like it. Their fans also responded, and FGCU officially sold out their first game, ever.