Chase Fieler scored 22 and Florida Gulf Coast made short work of Northern Kentucky in a 92-72 win on Saturday that gave the Eagles a share of their first Atlantic Sun Conference title with Mercer and the top seed when the tournament starts on Tuesday.
Brett Comer scored 24 points with five assists and Florida Gulf Coast defeated Florida A&M 77-68 Sunday at the Las Vegas Classic.
Dunk City. The last time that nickname was used, Florida Gulf Coast University was making an improbable run in the NCAA Tournament in March. A lot has changed for the FGCU Eagles since then, but they head into the next season hoping to show they aren’t a flash in the pan.
He built Dunk City and a reputation for playing above the rim with reckless abandon. Now, Florida Gulf Coast head coach Andy Enfield is heading west to become the new head coach at the University of Southern California.
A urine controlled video game? Now that’s what I call a “Game of Thrones,” a must-see LeBron James video bomb, Mr. T is on ice and Tiger Woods is causing more controversy. It’s all in this week’s That Thing You Missed.
That high-flying act from “Dunk City” busted most everybody’s NCAA tournament brackets and left an indelible mark on March. Bet you know what FGCU is now.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
The Florida Gulf Coast star walked into a restaurant on campus Monday and was quickly surrounded. People wanted autographs. People wanted photos. People just wanted to yell words of encouragement.
In the span of just a few months, Florida has gone from football central to the center of the basketball world with the Miami Heat on a historic 26-game winning streak and the Miami Hurricanes, Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles, and Florida Gators all making the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
To measure the unpredictability of this year’s NCAA Tournament, consider two items that didn’t make this column: Gonzaga, a 32-win team on a 15-game win streak, didn’t survive the first weekend, and Harvard, a 14 seed, won its first ever Tournament game.