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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...
Via Associated Press
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...
Via Associated Press
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 Associated Press
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Dunk City 2.0: Rayjon Tucker jumps over teammate

Bernard Thompson and Brett Comer, the last remaining starters from Florida Gulf Coast's Sweet 16 run in 2013, graduated last spring.But Dunk City still lives on in Fort Myers. Rayjon Tucker, the top incoming freshman for the Eagles, won the Dunk City after Dark dunk contest on Friday night, jumping over 6-foot-9 Demetris Morant.h/t College Basketball Talk
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic Sun Preview: Dunk City Is Dead; Long Live Dunk City

It’s been two years since Florida Gulf Coast charmed the country and made a run to the Sweet 16 as a 15 seed, prompting USC to hire Andy Enfield, and in that time new head coach Joe Dooley, a former assistant at Kansas, has finished tied for first and second in the league, but has no NCAA tournament appearances to show for it. It figures to get even tougher for the Eagles as they...
Via The Student Section
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Gulf Coast’s Brett Comer And Demetris Morant Connect On 5 Alley-Oops In One Game

The coaching staff and much of the roster may be different than it was in 2013, but Florida Gulf Coast is still “Dunk City.” Fans who followed the Eagles back when they made their wild tournament run two seasons ago will remember guard Brett Comer, who was the catalyst in so many alley-oops and wild plays. Comer is still leading the way for FGCU, averaging 7.7 assists per game...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: FGCU hit five alley-oops against Furman with the same two players

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Furman’s defense is not spectacular. Here are all of the five alley-oops that Florida Gulf Coast guard Brett Comer (he had 10 assists in the game) threw to Demetris Morant (he was 6 of 9 shooting for 13 points). FGCU beat Furman 83-78 via the alley-oop…. All five of the @brettcomer_0 alley-oops to @bouncymeech21 tonight. ...
Via The Student Section
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: FGCU's Bernard Thompson with huge dunk

March Madness won’t be quite the same if Dunk City isn’t involved, and Florida Gulf-Coast is trying to avoid such a cruel fate. After trailing 33-17 at the half, the Eagles have soared back to make this a three-point game, and have done so with that high-flying transition basketball that the country fell in love with last year.  There are just under three minutes remaining...
Via College Spun
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Dunk City Returns With This Huge FGCU Put-Back Slam Against Northern Kentucky

Florida Gulf-Coast University, the school better known as ‘Dunk City’ after its amazingly entertaining NCAA Tournament run last March, hasn’t quite reclaimed that title so far this regular season, but here on March 1, it looks like the Eagles are ready to get back in the national spotlight.  Early in the second half junior guard Bernard Thompson flies through the line for...
Via College Spun
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fieler's 24 leads FGCU past Kennesaw St. 83-62

Chase Fieler poured in 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Florida Gulf Coast led all the way in an 83-62 defeat of Kennesaw State on Saturday. The Eagles (13-9, 7-2 Atlantic Sun) bounced back from a Thursday loss to Mercer that dropped them into second place in conference. The Owls (4-18, 1-8) came as close as four points in the first half and seven early in the second, but...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: FGCU last-second play foiled by NCAA

Via foxsportsflorida.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

FGCU loses in heartbreaking fashion after buzzer-beater waved off vs. USF

Florida Gulf Coast’s Chase Fieler nearly pulled off the impossible Tuesday night against South Florida. Trailing by two point with 0.3 seconds left in double overtime, Fieler caught a full-court alley-oop pass and laid it in. Unfortunately for FGCU, the basket didn’t count because of an NCAA rule where any time less than 0.4 seconds left on the clock, a player cannot catch and...
Via Diehardsport
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

FGCU's last-second prayer foiled by rule

The attempt was oh-so close to becoming one of the top plays of the young college basketball season. But one-tenth of a second -- and NCAA rule -- prevented Florida Gulf Coast from forcing a third overtime Tuesday at South Florida.After a wild, back-and-forth night at the Sun Dome, the Eagles had one last chance to extend the drama with 0.3 seconds left. Guard Jamail Jones heaved...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

FGCU coasts to 79-56 win over Ave Maria

Brett Comer scored 18 points and had 10 assists to lead Florida Gulf Coast to a 79-56 win over Ave Maria on Saturday night. The Eagles (4-1) jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it, shooting 54 percent from the field, with 12 of 25 from beyond the arc. It was Florida Gulf Coast's fourth consecutive win. Filip Cvjeticanin scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds...
Via Associated Press
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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