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FGCU’s Chambers Land a BIG One in Ayomide Onu

Calling it an “Off-Season” is quite a misnomer in college basketball because the news never really stops. For FGCU Men’s Hoops, Coach Pat Chambers has hit the ground running with a flurry of big time commitments/signings. More in-depth articles will release for each of these players but for now we focus on the most recent one. Today (4/25/22), the 6’11” / 270 lb Sam Ayomide … Continue reading FGCU’s Chambers Land a BIG One in Ayomide Onu

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FGCU Men’s Hoops / ASUN Quarterfinal Game Preview: Bellarmine – 3/3/22

After an exciting opening round win over UNA, FGCU (now 21-10) will face Bellarmine on the road, in the ASUN Quarterfinal round. FGCU is 0-3 against the Knights all-time, with each game being played at Alico Arena. Earlier this season, it looked like the Eagles finally had Bellarmine where they wanted them. Unfortunately, FGCU’s offense stalled and the Knights heated up, leading to a 74-63 … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops / ASUN Quarterfinal Game Preview: Bellarmine – 3/3/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: North Alabama – 3/1/22

It’s March 1st and the proverbial madness of college basketball is about to ensue. After a strong close to the regular season (winning 7 of last 8), FGCU (20-10, 10-6) is set to begin post-season play. With the top 2 seeds of the ASUN-East and West getting a 1st-round bye, the Eagles (3rd-E) have a favorable opening-round bout against North Alabama (6th-W). Below we will … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: North Alabama – 3/1/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Jacksonville – 2-26-22

After a huge win over Liberty, FGCU Men’s Hoops (19-10, 9-6) looks to wrap up the regular season against Jacksonville. Last time these teams faced each other, JU came out on top via a buzzer-beater to end the game. At the time, it was largely viewed as a game/team the Eagles should have won/beaten. Now that the season is nearing completion, Jacksonville has proven to … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Jacksonville – 2-26-22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Liberty – 2/23/22

The FGCU Men’s team (18-10, 8-6) seemed to catch fire late in this conference season. However, their 5 game win streak was halted by a scorching hot UNF squad that has knocked off several conference leaders in recent weeks. To make matters worse, the injury bug has really started to make its appearance for the Eagles. It started with Franco Miller, then Zach Anderson and … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Liberty – 2/23/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: North Florida – 2/19/22

After winning their last 5 games, FGCU (18-9 / 8-5) heads back out on the road to face UNF (9-18 / 5-8). Below we will break down the matchup. UNF Last time these teams squared off, it was the opening game of the conference season and the Eagles came out on top 74-67. That Osprey team was reeling after an poor non-conference showing (4-10). This … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: North Florida – 2/19/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Kennesaw State – 2/16/22

Less than 3 weeks ago, FGCU was sitting at 13-9 and 3-5 in the ASUN. They had just suffered an inspirited, sobering loss to Bellarmine. The defeat was the culmination of the inconsistent play that had preceded this game. Following this low-point, the Eagles would win in OT against UCA. Then, just a couple days later, they managed a fun, come-from-behind win over Lipscomb. FGCU … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Kennesaw State – 2/16/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Lipscomb – 2/5/22

Coming off of a tough loss, FGCU responded by winning an OT game against Central Arkansas just 2 days ago. It wasn’t always pretty and the defensive issues stood out, but the Eagles are now 14-9 (4-5) and looking to build momentum against Lipscomb. Overall, the Bisons lead the series 17-13. More recently, FGCU has won 4 of the last 7 meetings, dating back to … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Lipscomb – 2/5/22

FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Central Arkansas – 2/3/22

After maybe the most disappointing loss of the season, FGCU (13-9, 3-5) has another chance to redeem a lackluster performance. This time, they travel to west to take on Central Arkansas for the first time. The Eagles are 1-2 against the ASUN West Division this year and have an opportunity to flip that script with a couple of wins over the next few days. Below, … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Central Arkansas – 2/3/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Bellarmine – 1/29/22

After getting back in the win column just a couple days ago, FGCU (13-8, 3-4) welcomes Bellarmine to Alico Arena for another double-header (Women’s Basketball plays at 4PM). Last season, the Eagles’ series against Bellarmine did not go as planned. In fact, it was maybe the worst stretch for them, in a season full of turmoil and frustration. The Eagles were swept by the Knights, … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Bellarmine – 1/29/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Eastern Kentucky – 1/27/22

After another disappointing loss (79-71), albeit to conference leader Jacksonville State, FGCU (12-8, 2-4) welcomes Eastern Kentucky (10-10, 2-4) to Alico Arena for the 1st time. Below we will break down the matchup. Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky joined the ASUN with high expectations. So far their 2021-22 season has been a mixed bag. At this point they are 10-10 and 2-4 in conference. The Colonels … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Eastern Kentucky – 1/27/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Jacksonville State – 1/22/22

After losing 3 straight and 4 of their last 5, FGCU (12-7, 2-3) finally got back in the win column with an OT victory over Stetson. Getting that 12th win has not been easy. The Eagles looked to be back on track when they beat UNF at home to open ASUN play. Just 3 days later, they lost to JU on a last second shot. … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Jacksonville State – 1/22/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Kennesaw State – 1/13/22

After a disappointing loss to Jacksonville, FGCU (11-5 / 1-1) looks to get back on track versus Kennesaw State (5-8 / 0-0). Below we will break down the matchup, ahead of tonight’s 4:30 PM tip. Kennesaw State The Owls are set for their first taste of 2022 ASUN action, after a Covid-related pause shut things down in their program. Looking at their 5-8 non-con record … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Kennesaw State – 1/13/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops: Game Preview – Jacksonville – 1/8/22

After an impressive Non-conference showing, the Eagles improved to 11-4 (1-0) in their first ASUN game of the season, taking down UNF in the process. Next up for FGCU is a road tilt against Jacksonville (8-4 / 0-0). Below we will break down the matchup! Jacksonville The Dolphins enter ASUN play at 8-4. After 4 straight seasons finishing with a losing record, this Dolphins team … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops: Game Preview – Jacksonville – 1/8/22

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Mercer

After a full week without a game, the Eagles (9-3) open up the nest for the last time in 2021 on Sunday, December 19th. In doing so, they welcome a former ASUN rival, Mercer (7-4), through the doors of Alico Arena for the first time since March, 2014. Below we will break down the matchup. History For a rivalry that reached such intense heights, the … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Mercer

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Robert Morris – 12/11/21

Just like that, the Eagles (8-3) have just 3 games left in 2021, as their non-conference slate winds to a close. Next up is a road clash in Pittsburgh against Robert Morris (1-7). Below we will break down that matchup. Robert Morris (RMU) RMU has had a rough go of it to start the year. The Colonials were just 0-7 to begin the season, before … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Robert Morris – 12/11/21

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Florida A&M

After an OT win over Dartmouth, the Eagles (7-3) head to Tallahassee to face off with Florida A&M (FAMU). These teams have met on 2 different occasions. Last year, FGCU beat FAMU 65-56 in the season/home opener. Back in December, 2013, the Eagles also won 77-68. Below we will break down this year’s matchup. FAMU The Rattlers enter the contest with a 2-4 record. Both … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Florida A&M

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Dartmouth

On the high of a 5 game win streak, FGCU (6-3) lost a tough one to FIU earlier this week. In that game, the Eagles shot uncharacteristically bad (just 20% from 3) and committed 20 turnovers. Junior guard Cyrus Largie led the team with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals, but shot just 1-5 from beyond the arc and committed 5 turnovers. Despite the … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: Dartmouth

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FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: FIU – 12/1/21

It’s a great time to be an FGCU Sports fan with the Volleyball team (26-5) gearing up for their NCAA tournament matchup with Texas Tech on Friday, December 3rd. Meanwhile, at Screecher Report, we mainly stick to Eagles basketball, which has plenty to get excited about. The women are undefeated (7-0) and ranked 22 in the AP and Coaches Poll. If you can, be sure … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops Game Preview: FIU – 12/1/21

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FGCU Men’s Hoops: Hilton Garden Inn Invitational Tournament Preview – 11/26 – 11/28

After a tone-setting win over A10 opponent, Rhode Island, FGCU’s arrow is pointing straight up. Entering the annual Thanksgiving, 3-game tournament, the Eagles have a chance to rack up a total of 5 wins in 8 days, should they sweep the competition. Over the 3 days of basketball taking place in Alico Arena, FGCU will square off against Western Michigan, Purdue Fort Wayne (IPFW), and … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops: Hilton Garden Inn Invitational Tournament Preview – 11/26 – 11/28

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FGCU Men’s Game Preview: Eagles Welcome the Rams to Alico – 11-23-21

Continuing their competitive early-season slate, FGCU Men’s Hoops welcomes Rhode Island to Alico Arena, Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The Eagles are fresh off of a rebound win over Eckerd College and a couple of competitive, hard-fought losses before that. Below we will break down the matchup. Rhode Island Rhode Island currently sits at 4-1 on the season including 2 wins over Boston College and wins … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Game Preview: Eagles Welcome the Rams to Alico – 11-23-21

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FGCU Men’s Hoops – Game Preview: Eckerd

After a hard fought loss to USC, FGCU (1-2) looks to get back on track versus Eckerd College on Sunday, November 21st. For the Eagles, this game comes at a perfect time; sandwiched between USC and the upcoming Rhode Island game (Tuesday, November 23rd). Below we will break down the matchup. Eckerd The Tritons also sit at 1-2, with 2 decisions coming in overtime. Last … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Hoops – Game Preview: Eckerd

FGCU Men’s: “Eagles Things” after loss to Loyola and Heading into USC Game

In the first road test of the season, FGCU travelled to Chicago to face off with a tough Loyola team that returned 8 of their top 9 scorers from a season ago. The Eagles wound up losing the contest 89-77. Below Russell breaks down his Eagles Things (discussion points/topics) from the game, heading into the much anticipated Dunk City Reunion Game versus USC. Russell’s Eagles … Continue reading FGCU Men’s: “Eagles Things” after loss to Loyola and Heading into USC Game

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FGCU Men’s Game Preview: FGCU Looks to Bear Down for a Victory VS. Loyola Chicago

After opening the season with a 94-57 shellacking of FNU, FGCU (1-0) faces its first road test against a strong Loyola Chicago team on Saturday, 11/13 at 2PM. Below we will break down the matchup. Loyola Chicago The Ramblers have a storied program, but aren’t always viewed in high regard like fellow midwestern programs, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, or Notre Dame (etc.). Because of this, … Continue reading FGCU Men’s Game Preview: FGCU Looks to Bear Down for a Victory VS. Loyola Chicago

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Women’s Game Preview: FGCU Welcomes Temple to the Nest (11-12)

After a 105-41 beat down of Florida Memorial to open the season, FGCU will now set its sights on a big matchup versus Temple at home in Alico Arena, on Friday (11/12). Below we will briefly break down the matchup. Temple Temple is the first big test for the Eagles this season. Last year, the Owls posted an 11-11 record (11-7 in conference), on the … Continue reading Women’s Game Preview: FGCU Welcomes Temple to the Nest (11-12)

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2021-22 Men’s Hoops Season Preview

At last, those brutally long 8 months between the end of a college basketball season and the start of a new one have come and gone. On Tuesday, November 9th, FGCU Men’s Basketball will play its 1st game of the 2021-22 season, at home versus Florida National University. Below we will talk a little bit about that matchup and the season at large. Florida National … Continue reading 2021-22 Men’s Hoops Season Preview

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2021-22 Women’s Basketball Season Preview

After the fire of a potentially historic season was extinguished in the first round of the NCAA tournament by an even hotter Michigan Wolverines team, fans, coaches, and players have been anticipating this new season. Typically, when a college basketball team suffers heartbreak to close out their season, only a few major players return the following year. In FGCU’s case, they return their top 8 … Continue reading 2021-22 Women’s Basketball Season Preview

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2021-22 Returning FGCU Women’s Basketball Player Preview

As the season is just days away, it’s time to look at the plethora of returning talent that FGCU Women’s Basketball currently has. In a previous article, we noted the batch of quality incoming talent that Coach Smesko added to the team this off-season. Now we take a look at the individuals returning to the Blue and Green and what they could bring to the … Continue reading 2021-22 Returning FGCU Women’s Basketball Player Preview

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2021-22 FGCU Men’s Hoops Returning Player Preview

Over the off-season, we at Screecher Report have helped to introduce you to the new talent that FGCU Men’s Hoops has acquired this summer. Now, as the season approaches, we want to take a look at the returning players and what they could bring to the table this year. Zach Anderson After an impressive freshman season, Zach Anderson returns as a sophomore looking to expand … Continue reading 2021-22 FGCU Men’s Hoops Returning Player Preview

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): FGCU Women’s Basketball

It is no secret among FGCU fans that Women’s Basketball Coach, Karl Smesko, does not know the meaning of the word “rebuild”. His mastery in the art of “retooling” instead, has earned him accolades and praise year after year. A season ago, Smesko and Company navigated the loss of 10 scholarship players by adding some tremendous talent, highlighted by breakout performers Kierstan Bell and T.K. … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): FGCU Women’s Basketball

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): Kevin Samuel

In this 5th of 6 installments in our Nest Newcomers series, we will be getting to know the newest Eagle, Kevin Samuel. If you haven’t read our previous installments or listened to their accompanying podcasts, be sure to do so via the links below or wherever you get your podcasts. As we stated over the course of the Nest Newcomers series, these off-season additions have … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): Kevin Samuel

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): Tavian Dunn-Martin

For the 4th of 6 installments in our Nest Newcomers series, we will be getting to know Tavian Dunn-Martin and his journey to FGCU. If you missed any of the previous installments or their accompanying podcasts be sure to read/listen via the links below! After filling vacant roles at shooting guard, wing, and forward with Matt Halvorsen, Austin Richie, and Carlos Rosario, Coach Fly and … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): Tavian Dunn-Martin

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): Austin Richie

For the 3rd of 6 installments in our Nest Newcomers series, we will be giving you an in-depth breakdown of another Eagle set to join FGCU Men’s Hoops. This time, we get to know Austin Richie; who comes to the squad after playing last year at Tulsa. If you haven’t read up on our first 2 installments or listened to their accompanying podcast, click those … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): Austin Richie

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): Carlos Rosario

For the 2nd of 6 installments in our Nest Newcomers series, we will be getting to know Carlos Rosario; a 6’8″/220 lb forward, joining the Eagles from McNeese State. Be sure to catch up on any installments and podcasts you may have missed via the links below! As last season ended and the off-season began, players graduated or transferred and FGCU was left with a … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): Carlos Rosario

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Nest Newcomers (21-22): Matt Halvorsen

For our 2nd annual Nest Newcomers series (formerly Fresh Faces), we will again be releasing separate feature articles on each new face set to join the FGCU Men’s Basketball team. In this series, we make every attempt to talk with coaches (past and present) and the players to put together a solid introduction. It is the plan for each Nest Newcomer article to be accompanied … Continue reading Nest Newcomers (21-22): Matt Halvorsen

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Roster Report: FGCU Lands TCU Transfer Kevin Samuel

With just 1 scholarship unaccounted for, FGCU made a HUGE splash when they filled it with one of the biggest (literally) signings in program history. On the evening of Tuesday, June 22nd, it was reported by Jon Rothstein, Verbal Commits, and other accounts that 6’11” / 250 pound big-man Kevin Samuel had chosen to take his talents down to Fort Myers to become an Eagle. … Continue reading Roster Report: FGCU Lands TCU Transfer Kevin Samuel

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Roster Report: FGCU Lands Duquesne Transfer Tavian Dunn-Martin

After a few days of eager anticipation, Tavian Dunn-Martin announced his commitment to FGCU. Dunn-Martin is now the 4th transfer to commit to the Eagles this off-season. He joins the team after playing his freshman season at Akron and the past 3 seasons at Duquesne in a strong Atlantic 10 conference. Dunn-Martin started 15 of 18 games played last year, averaging 10 points, 4 assists, … Continue reading Roster Report: FGCU Lands Duquesne Transfer Tavian Dunn-Martin

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Past to Present: The Foundation of FGCU Men’s Hoops

It was March, 2013. I was a sophomore, sitting in my North Lake dorm playing Super Smash Brothers with my roommates. However, my usual Yoshi dominance was not on display that afternoon because I was distracted. Like any good college students, we had a second TV in the living room and on this day, that second TV was set to ESPN2. FGCU was facing off … Continue reading Past to Present: The Foundation of FGCU Men’s Hoops

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Offseason Update (4/7/21) – Potential Targets

In our previous Off-season Update, we talked about the current roster, including the new additions to the team. These players make up 10 scholarship players, meaning there are 3 open spots to be filled by the coaching staff. We previously stated that we think these extra scholarships will be extended to an experienced point guard, an experienced stretch 4, and possibly another freshman or a … Continue reading Offseason Update (4/7/21) – Potential Targets

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Offseason Update (4/4/21) – Transfer Season / Roster Breakdown

For this Off-season Update, we will be diving into the current state of the roster as transfers continue to be announced at a record breaking rate, due to lax restrictions as a result of Covid. We will talk transfers, current roster, and speculation on how the team might fill out in the coming months. Transfer Season Shortly after the culmination of FGCU’s 2020-21 season, a … Continue reading Offseason Update (4/4/21) – Transfer Season / Roster Breakdown

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Offseason Update (4/2/21) – Senior Farewell

Next up in our initial Off-season Updates, we are bidding farewell to the seniors from this past season. Due to circumstances surrounding Covid, there was no senior night at Alico but the following individuals have each left their mark on the university in some way. The Seniors Justus Rainwater Rainwater’s career as an Eagle spanned just 2 seasons. He joined the team after playing his … Continue reading Offseason Update (4/2/21) – Senior Farewell

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Offseason Update (3/31/21) – State of the Team

Despite still being well entrenched in the excitement that is March Madness, the off-season is well underway for most teams in the country. FGCU’s season ended in an abrupt and unceremonious way, losing to UNA in the ASUN Conference tournament. With the highs and lows of this covid-ridden season, coaches, players, and fans have been eager to begin the off-season. With that said, there is already … Continue reading Offseason Update (3/31/21) – State of the Team

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PREVIEW: FGCU Faces UNA in the ASUN Semi-Final Round – 3/5/21

For the 3rd time this season, FGCU will be facing North Alabama (UNA). The previous 2 times resulted in impressive wins for the Eagles. This time, there is much more on the line, as these teams are meeting in the ASUN Conference semifinals for a chance to compete for the championship. Below, we will break down UNA, revisit their impact players, give starting 5 projections, … Continue reading PREVIEW: FGCU Faces UNA in the ASUN Semi-Final Round – 3/5/21

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RECAP: 5 Eagles Things from FGCU’s Upset Over Lipscomb – 3/4/21

In the opening round of the ASUN tournament, FGCU (6th seed) upset Lipscomb (3rd seed) in a dominant 72-60 victory. Below Russell gives his 5 Eagles Things to sum up the action. 1. Weight Lifted A lot was at stake for fans, players, and coaches in this game. For starters, this is head coach Michael Fly’s 3rd season at the helm for FGCU and each … Continue reading RECAP: 5 Eagles Things from FGCU’s Upset Over Lipscomb – 3/4/21

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PREVIEW: FGCU Opens ASUN Tournament Against Lipscomb

After a strange regular season surounded by promise, frustration, and confusion, FGCU Men’s Basketball finds itself in a familiar situation against Lipscomb. Last year, the Eagles were booted by the Bisons in the opening round of the tournament. Lipscomb was the clear 2nd best team in the conference and FGCU played them extremely tough. Ultimately, the Bisons won on the back of star player, Ahsan … Continue reading PREVIEW: FGCU Opens ASUN Tournament Against Lipscomb

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PREVIEW: FGCU Travels to Kennesaw to Close out the Regular Season

Following their 2nd shutdown of the season, FGCU Men’s Basketball (9-6, 4-4) is set to close out their regular season with a series against Kennesaw State (4-18, 1-13). Previously, the Eagles were gearing up to play Jacksonville. On Thursday, it was announced that Jacksonville would be suspending their team activities (due to Covid) and FGCU would instead be squaring up against the Owls. Below we … Continue reading PREVIEW: FGCU Travels to Kennesaw to Close out the Regular Season

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5 Fast Fact: FGCU Wins Big in Game 1 over UNA

In the first game of the series versus UNA, FGCU played maybe their best game of the season in an 86-60 victory. Based on record and inconsistent play since conference season began, the Eagles were the underdogs but once again showed how good they can be when they execute to the level of their ability. Below we will go over 5 Fast Facts from game … Continue reading 5 Fast Fact: FGCU Wins Big in Game 1 over UNA

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5 Eagles Things following FGCU’s Split with Stetson (1/29-30)

Since beginning ASUN play, there is much to unpack at this point. FGCU currently sits at 7-6 overall and 2-4 in conference play. After an anomalous series against Bellarmine, the Eagles have split series with talented Lipscomb ad Stetson teams. Next up, they will be trying to steal a couple games from a surprising UNA team. Below, we go over 5 Eagles things after last … Continue reading 5 Eagles Things following FGCU’s Split with Stetson (1/29-30)

5 Fast Facts from 64-63 Win Over Stetson (1/29/21)

As the conference season remains unpredictable and non-traditonal, to say the least, one constant this year is the back-to-back format of the games. For the remainder of this season and as long as this format continues in the future, we will be providing 5 Fast Facts following the first game of each series. With that said, here are 5 main points from FGCU’s win over … Continue reading 5 Fast Facts from 64-63 Win Over Stetson (1/29/21)