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  1. Lehigh, Florida Gulf Coast tweet congratulations to Mercer on win over Duke

    Mar 21, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT

    Bob Hoffman

    Lehigh upset Duke in 2011. Florida Gulf Coast made a run to the Sweet 16 in 2013. Both teams were impressed with Mercer’s upset win over Duke.

  2. Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament preview: Will #DunkCity be back again?

    Mar 3, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    After last season’s surprising Sweet 16 run from Florida Gulf Coast, the Eagles — and the rest of the Atlantic Sun — will be one to watch as we get closer to the NCAA Tournament. While Dunk City returns key pieces in Bernard Thompson, Brett Comer and Chase Fieler, Mercer and USC Upstate are talented…

  3. POSTERIZED #DunkCity strikes again as Jamail Jones dunks over South Florida defender (VIDEO)

    Dec 17, 2013, 8:06 PM EDT

    Jamail Jones

    Florida Gulf Coast guard Jamail Jones’ shot was off the mark, but he ran down his miss near the baseline. He beat a pair of South Florida defenders before throwing down on another one. That ended the half as Bulls led 23-21. It’s an absolutely vicious slam, unfortunately South Florida guard Martino Brock is blocking…

  4. Chase Fieler’s career morning awakens somnambulant FGCU

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    After getting run out of the sparkling new Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday night, the FGCU Eagles entered Tuesday morning’s game against Hartford in need of a victory to avoid an 0-2 start to the Joe Dooley era. And in the first 20 minutes FGCU looked like a team that yearned for the comfort of…

  5. Experienced backcourt of Comer and Thompson hope to lead Dunk City back to glory

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. America is familiar with common Florida destinations like South Beach and Disney, but last March, basketball fans quickly became aware of the brand-new Sunshine State landmark known affectionately by college basketball enthusiasts…

  6. Atlantic Sun 2013-14 Preview: Dunk City returns plenty for another run

    Oct 12, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Bernard Thompson celebrates the Eagles win over the Georgetown Hoyas in their second round NCAA tournament game in Philadelphia

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews for the…

  7. Chase Fieler leading the way for FGCU both on and off the court

    Sep 22, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    With head coach Andy Enfield now running things at USC and leading scorer Sherwood Brown out of eligibility, some may have doubts as to whether or not FGCU can build on its’ impressive 26-win 2012-13 season. But first-year head coach Joe Dooley wasn’t left with a bare cupboard, with one of his key returnees being…

  8. Freshman Jordan Neff leaves FGCU to attend school closer to Georgia home

    Aug 7, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

    NewHC_Dooley

    A few months before the FGCU Eagles went on their NCAA tournament run that captivated fans throughout the country, 6-7 forward Jordan Neff signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Atlantic Sun school. Having led North Cobb (Ga.) High School to a 26-5 record, the Kennesaw native was a newcomer many were…

  9. Report: Nebraska to open Pinnacle Arena against Florida Gulf Coast

    May 17, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

    Florida Gulf Coast was one of the best stories of the 2013 NCAA tournament, becoming the first 15-seed to reach the Sweet 16 and earning the moniker “Dunk City” (thanks to Troy Machir) with their attractive style of play and penchant for above the rim finishes. And next season the Eagles, under new head coach…