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  1. Florida-Gulf Coast in vintage #DunkCity form on Saturday (VIDEO)

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Florida-Gulf Coast was a sensation last March, dominating seemingly all of the college basketball discussion for a full week as they dunked all over Georgetown and San Diego State en route to a first-ever trip to the Sweet 16 for a No. 15 seed. They were entertaining. They threw lobs all the time. Their head…

  2. Florida Gulf Coast starting center Eric McKnight suspended six games

    Oct 19, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

    Florida Gulf Coast starting center Eric McKnight has been suspended the first six games of the 2013-14 season according to a report from The News-Press. The 6-foot-8 redshirt junior was suspended due to an issue involving team or school policy and Eagles’ head coach Joe Dooley told the News-Press that the incident occurred before his…

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

    Oct 12, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    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…

  4. 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…

  5. A-Sun tourney will abandon neutral sites

    May 18, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    ASun Florida Gulf Coast Mercer Baskeetball

    The Atlantic Sun tournament was played in front of a near-capacity crowd at Mercer’s Hawkins Arena last March. Hawkins was chosen as the tourney site ahead of time, and the whole event played out there. The reported crowd of 4,394 was packed with Mercer fans who simply had to roll out of bed and find…

  6. One thing is clear about FGCU: They simply have fun

    Mar 27, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

    Chase Fieler

    Much can be said about Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed that has shocked the college basketball world by beating Georgetown and San Diego State to advance to the Sweet 16. One could talk about its coach, Andy Enfield, a former investor with a supermodel wife who has high-major abuzz as a possibility to…

  7. Is Florida Gulf Coast the most surprising Cinderella of all time?

    Mar 25, 2013, 7:00 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

    Every tournament needs a Cinderella. It’s one of the great recurring subplots that March Madness supplies and it usually helps shape the tournament’s identity. No. 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast is in the midst of what could be the greatest Cinderella story in NCAA tournament history. The University was founded just 16 years ago in 1997. The men’s…

  8. FGCU’s emphatic second-half run ends San Diego State’s season

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast v San Diego State

    Entering Sunday’s contest against 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast, San Diego State ranked among the best teams in the country in regards to defensive efficiency (11th per kenpom.com). But in a 17-0 second half run the Eagles shredded the Aztec defense and the end result was an 81-71 FGCU victory, giving Andy Enfield’s program its first-ever…

  9. Florida Gulf Coast now has an upset anthem (VIDEO)

    Mar 24, 2013, 11:15 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

    Florida Gulf Coast went from “Where is that school located?” to the top of the college basketball world after beating Georgetown in a 15/2 upset Friday night. But it wasn’t just a victory. It was an emphatic victory, with alley-oops that would make the Los Angeles Clippers take notice and a confidence that stunned the…

  10. Now that they’ve shocked the world, get to know Florida Gulf Coast

    Mar 22, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast

    Be honest. How much did you know about Florida Gulf Coast before they beat Georgetown (not to mention when they became the first 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16)? If you follow college basketball actively, you probably know they got here by winning the Atlantic Sun tournament championship over Mercer. You may also know that…

  11. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast weathers late push to stun No. 2 Georgetown

    Mar 22, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

    Florida Gulf Coast

    Move over, Harvard. You’ve now got company atop the list of biggest upsets in this 2013 NCAA Tournament. No. 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast, a school that was founded during the presidency of George H.W. Bush in 1991, pushed the tempo, emphasized its strengths, and outmuscled No. 2-seeded Georgetown in an upset win, 78-68, in the…

  12. NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheets: Getting to know Florida Gulf Coast

    Mar 9, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Sherwood Brown

    Read through the rest of the Cheat Sheets here. Conference: Atlantic Sun Coach: Andy Enfield Record: 24-10, 13-5 Rankings and Ratings: – Kenpom: 137 – RPI: 106 – AP/USA Today: N/A Seeding?: Our Dave Ommen had regular season A-Sun champ as a No. 16 seed in Friday’s Bracket Projection, but FGCU has a better RPI and…

  13. 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament Preview

    Mar 6, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Sherwood Brown

    With Belmont moving to the Ohio Valley Conference for the start of the 2012-13 season, the Atlantic Sun race has changed. The Bruins have moved on, but the competition remains at the top of the Atlantic Sun. Both Mercer and Florida Gulf Coast, who finished first and second in the conference, have non-conference wins over…

  14. Marquette transfer Jamail Jones chooses Florida Gulf Coast

    Jun 9, 2012, 2:01 PM EDT

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    After just one year of Division I eligibility, Florida Gulf Coast has already landed a former Top 100 recruit. Jamail Jones, a 6-6 forward who spent his last two seasons playing for Buzz Williams at Marquette, has transferred to FGCU and will be eligible to play at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. “Jamail has…

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