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Florida Gulf Coast's Cvjeticanin to miss 2014-15

Florida Gulf Coast forward Filip Cvjeticanin will have back surgery in Europe later this week and will miss the 2014-15 season. Cvjeticanin will return to FGCU as a redshirt senior in 2015-16. The 6-foot-9 forward from Croatia tied for the team lead with 55 made 3-pointers last season, and his 40-percent success rate from beyond the arc was 15 percent better than what he shot the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 02, 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

Junior Forward Filip Cvjeticanin Suspended Next 3 Games For Violation Of Team Rules

FGCU men’s basketball head coach Joe Dooley announced Friday that junior Filip Cvjeticanin has been suspended for the next three games, beginning tonight against Stetson, for a violation of team rules. In addition to Friday’s contest, Cvjeticanin (Zagreb, Croatia/American School of Madrid) will miss FGCU’s home games next week against Jacksonville (Feb. 6) and the University...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gulf Coast edges Stetson 71-68

Bernard Thompson hit a 3-pointer with just 3 seconds remaining to lift Florida Gulf Coast to a 71-68 win over Stetson on Friday night. Florida Gulf Coast (14-9, 8-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) retook the lead midway through the second half on a Brett Comer layup that made it 55-54, then hung on as Stetson challenged down the stretch, tying it up at 68 on a tip-in by Willie Green with...
Via AP on Fox
February 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 AP on Fox
January 25, 2014  |  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

Florida Gulf Coast U. Denied A Buzzer Beater Because Of Obscure Rule

The darlings of last year's NCAA Tournament, Florida Gulf Coast.Andy Enfield is coaching at Southern California and with the Eagles off to a 5-5 start FGCU doesn't look so pretty now.Tuesday night Chase Fieler hit a catch and shoot buzzer beater with point 3 seconds left that would have sent the game against South Florida in triple overtime.Thanks FGCU EaglesThe catch and...
Via Online Sports Guys
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Buzzer Beater Waived Off (VIDEO)

Tuesday night the referees of the South Florida against Florida Gulf Coast game looked like they screwed up royally. The game itself was great, it went into double overtime and South Florida won the game with a score of 68-66. With 0.3 seconds left on the clock, Jamil Jones threw a very nice full court pass to Chase Fieler and he made a shot tie the game at 68 and the officials waived...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

TCT’s Matchup of the Day: Chase Fieler (FGCU) vs. Chris Perry (USF)

Today’s matchup of the day features a pair of primetime performers: Chase Fieler of Florida Gulf Coast and Chris Perry of South Florida. The in-state battle pits Joe Dooley’s high-flying Cinderellas against a lengthy, defensive minded South Florida squad. Senior Chase Fieler rose to prominence in last year’s NCAA Tournament, providing the interior presence to complement the...
Via In The Neutral Zone
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 AP on Fox
November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Comer leads FGCU over Eckerd 72-55

Brett Comer had 18 points and 8 assists on Monday night to lead Florida Gulf Coast over Eckerd 72-55. FGCU (3-1) led only 48-46 with 10:54 left in the game before going on a 13-1 run over the next 5 minutes. The Eagles held a double-digit lead from there. Chase Fieler had 15 points and eight rebounds and Filip Cvjeticanin had 12 points on four 3-pointers. All five of the Eagles...
Via AP on Fox
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

#60 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters...
Via The Sports Bank
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

'Dunk City' hits on Miesha Tate, fails

OMFGCU: The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team hit on Miesha Tate and failed miserably. Led by dreadlocked shooting guard Sherwood Brown, the Eagles flocked around the UFC women's bantamweight and Ultimate Fighter coach, interrupting a late-night interview with ESNEWS . Brown's courtship was as successful as his NBA Draft bid: he got shut down immediately...
Via Fox Sports
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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