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FGCU beats Lipscomb 84-80 behind Johnson's 23 points

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Zach Johnson scored 23 points and Demetris Morant had 15 as Florida Gulf Coast kept Lipscomb at bay with an 84-80 win on Saturday and seized control of first place in the Atlantic Sun. Florida Gulf Coast (14-5, 3-0) has won seven straight, with the last three coming on the road against conference foes. Rayjon Tucker's 3 with 6:03 left put the Eagles in front...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast holds off Kennesaw State late, 78-75

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) Marc-Eddy Norelia and Brandon Goodwin combined to score 41 points and Florida Gulf Coast held on late to post a 78-75 win over Kennesaw State Thursday night. Aubrey Williams converted a three-point play with :18 left to get Kennesaw State within two, 77-75, but Tyler Hooker's 3-point attempt with :02 left was blocked by Zach Johnson. Norelia, sidelined the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast beats FAU 75-62

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Christian Terrell scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as Florida Gulf Coast beat Florida Atlantic 75-62 on Wednesday night. Terrell was 6 of 9 from the field including three 3-pointers for the Eagles (10-5). Brandon Goodwin added 18 points and four assists and Demetris Morant led the team with nine rebounds in addition to scoring 14 points. The team...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast dominates Florida National 107-50

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Antravious Simmons scored 18 points on an efficient 7-of-9 shooting and Florida Gulf Coast cruised to a 107-50 win over USCAA member Florida National University on Thursday night. Rayjon Tucker finished with 17 points on a perfect 6 of 6 nights shooting, while Demetris Morant added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles (9-5), who shot a blistering 66.7...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodwin lifts Florida Gulf coast past Louisiana Tech, 79-78

RUSTON, La. (AP) Brandon Goodwin's jumper with 12 seconds left lifted Florida Gulf Coast to a 79-78 win over Louisiana Tech Tuesday night. Jacobi Boykins' layup with under a minute to play gave Louisiana Tech a 78-76 lead. Zach Johnson halved the lead when he hit the first of two free throws with 38 seconds left, then sealed the win with a steal with two seconds left. Goodwin...
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December 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Goodwin scores 18, FGCU beats FIU 82-63

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brandon Goodwin scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half and made 3 of 5 3-pointers and Florida Gulf Coast never trailed in beating FIU 82-63 on Sunday night to win its sixth consecutive game for the first time in Division I history. Christian Terrell scored 14 points, Marc-Eddy Norelia had 13 and Rayjon Tucker and RaySean Scott Jr. added 10 apiece for...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Morant scores 16; Florida Gulf Coast holds off Siena 73-69

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Demetris Morant scored a career-high 16 points, Brandon Goodwin added 14 and Florida Gulf Coast held off Siena 73-69 on Friday night for its fifth straight win. Morant had 12 points in the first half when the Eagles (6-3) shot 73 percent (19 of 26) for a 45-32 lead. The lead was 17, 54-37, when Reggie Reid hit a 3-pointer with 14:08 to play. It was 14 on...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast routs Ave Maria 120-60

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Brandon Goodwin scored 19 points and Florida Gulf Coast routed NAIA-member Ave Maria 120-60 on Tuesday by scoring the second-most points in the school's Division I era. FGU (4-3) hit 47 of 70 field goals - the second-highest number of field goals made in school history - and 11 of 21 3-pointers (51.4 percent) to win its third straight. FGU's single-game...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State clock operator screws FGCU in final seconds

Michigan State beat Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday night 78-77 thanks to some home cooking from their clock operator. FGCU was down by a point with 2.4 seconds left and had the ball under their basket following a timeout. They looked to throw an inbounds pass but had it blocked out of bounds by Michigan State. When they got the ball back to repeat the inbounds pass, there were 1.6...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lone holdover from FGCU Dunk City NCAA run hopes Eagles will soar again

Virtually everything about the Florida Gulf Coast basketball team has changed since it became the first 15-seed to reach the Sweet 16 during its memorable 2013 NCAA tournament run.Everything, that is, except Filip Cvjeticanin.Less than two weeks after the Eagles toppled No. 2 Georgetown and No. 7 San Diego State on their historic run to the tournament's second weekend, head coach...
Via FOX Sports
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

FGCU earns No. 16 seed with First Four win, will face No. 1 seed UNC

DAYTON, Ohio — Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 20 points and Florida Gulf Coast coasted to a 96-65 win over an overmatched Fairleigh Dickinson team in a First Four game Tuesday night.Norelia opened the game with a dunk and the Eagles (21-13) never relinquished the lead, going on a 23-6 run in the first 10 minutes and opening a 40-19 lead at the half. Fairleigh Dickinson got some looks...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast tears through Fairleigh Dickinson, advances to face UNC

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 20 points and Florida Gulf Coast coasted to a 96-65 win over an overmatched Fairleigh Dickinson team in a First Four game Tuesday night.Norelia opened the game with a dunk and the Eagles (21-13) never relinquished the lead, going on a 23-6 run in the first 10 minutes and opening a 40-19 lead at the half. Fairleigh Dickinson got some looks...
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March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast beats Fairleigh Dickinson in First Four

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Marc-Eddy Norelia scored 20 points and Florida Gulf Coast coasted to a 96-65 win over an overmatched Fairleigh Dickinson team in a First Four game Tuesday night. Norelia opened the game with a dunk and the Eagles (21-13) never relinquished the lead, going on a 23-6 run in the first 10 minutes and opening a 40-19 lead at the half. Fairleigh Dickinson got some looks...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast slaughters Fairleigh Dickinson in First Four

Florida Gulf Coast took full advantage of Fairleigh Dickinson’s lack of size to absolutely run rampant over the Knights in the First Four, 96-65. Marc Eddy Norelia led the Eagles with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Julian DeBose and Christian Terrell each chipped in 14. As a result, No. 16 Florida Gulf Coast will head to Raleigh and play top-seeded North Carolina on Thursday...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast vs. Fairleigh Dickinson game preview

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The "Dunk City" darlings from Florida Gulf Coast University are back in the NCAA Tournament.The Eagles (20-13) return to the tournament for the first time since they became national sweethearts -- boosted the profile of the Fort Myers, Florida school -- with an improbable Sweet Sixteen run as a No. 15 seed in 2013."It's a sexy opponent," said Greg Herenda, whose...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast-Fairleigh Dickinson Preview

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) The ''Dunk City'' darlings from Florida Gulf Coast University are back in the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles (20-13) return to the tournament for the first time since they became national sweethearts - boosted the profile of the Fort Myers, Florida school - with an improbable Sweet Sixteen run as a No. 15 seed in 2013. ''It's a sexy opponent,'' said Greg Herenda...
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March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

FGCU returning to NCAA Tourney, tops Stetson 80-78 in OT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Zach Johnson sat out last season at Florida Gulf Coast for medical reasons, with doctors so concerned about his health that some wondered if he would ever play college basketball. He's better than ever now - and he and the Eagles are headed to the NCAA Tournament. Antravious Simmons scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Johnson capped his 19-point effort...
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March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Norelia scores 22, sparks FGCU past SC-Upstate 71-64

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Marc Eddy Norelia scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Florida Gulf Coast to a 71-64 win over South Carolina-Upstate Thursday night. Norelia scored a layup with just under 12 minutes left to knot the score at 49-49. The basket sparked an 11-0 run for FGCU (15-11, 6-4) over the next 2 1/2 minutes, staking the Eagles to a lead they never surrendered...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast knocks off North Florida 81-65

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Julian DeBose scored 16 points and Florida Gulf Coast knocked off Atlantic Sun leader North Florida 81-65 on Saturday. With the loss, North Florida (18-8, 7-2) falls into a tie at the top of the conference with Jacksonville (15-11, 7-2), which beat Stetson earlier in the day. Florida Gulf Coast raced out to a 17-2 lead, but North Florida chipped away and...
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February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

North Florida tops Florida Gulf Coast 82-76

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Beau Beech scored 27 points with eight rebounds and North Florida held off Florida Gulf Coast 82-76 on Saturday to stay undefeated in Atlantic Sun Conference play. FGCU used a 9-2 run late to draw within two, 76-74, with 1:35 to go. North Florida's Demarcus Daniels made 1 of 2 from the line, and then after a couple of missed jumpers from the Eagles, Daniels...
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January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast dismantles SC-Upstate 85-56

FORT MEYERS, Fla. (AP) Zach Johnson and Christian Terrell each scored 18 points as Florida Gulf Coast posted an 85-56 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Saturday for the Eagles' sixth-straight win. It's the second time in program history FGCU has started conference play 3-0 and was the largest margin of victory against SC-Upstate. Johnson and Terrell shot a combined 12 for 20...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast cruises past Webber Int'l 104-59

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Marc Eddy Norelia scored 20 points with nine rebounds and Florida Gulf Coast cruised past NAIA-member Webber International 104-59 on Tuesday. Norelia was 7 of 10 from the floor and 6 of 6 from the line as FGCU (9-7) shot over 61 percent and made 10 of 17 from beyond the arc. Kevin Mickle scored 14 points, Zach Johnson and Christian Terrell had 13 while Antravious...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech slips by Florida Gulf Coast 66-63

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Alex Hamilton scored 26 points and Jacobi Boykins had a critical tip-in and Louisiana Tech edged Florida Gulf Coast 66-63 on Tuesday night in their first-ever meeting. Reggie Reid pulled the Eagles to 63-61 with a minute left and then Merrill Holden was fouled at 35 seconds. Holden missed both free throw attempts but on the second, Boykins raced around the...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman gives Florida Gulf Coast 77-76 win over UMass

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Freshman Rayjon Tucker scored a career-high 15 points, including the game-winning 3-point play with 10.6 seconds left, and Florida Gulf Coast edged Massachusetts 77-76 on Sunday. The Eagles missed a pair of shots as the clock dipped under 20 seconds but, after the second miss, managed to force a jump ball with 17.5 seconds remaining. With a favorable possession...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast beats Florida International 84-76 in OT

MIAMI (AP) Christian Terrell scored five of his 20 points in overtime and Florida Gulf Coast beat Florida International 84-76 on Sunday. The Eagles opened overtime on a 10-0 run. Terrell made a 3-pointer and two free throws during the stretch. The Golden Panthers didn't score in the extra period until Adrian Diaz made a dunk with five seconds left. FIU missed five layups and...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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