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FGCU men's basketball game notes for the Eagles contest at Stetson on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m.

Text of G24 | @FGCU_MBB at Stetson

  • SCHEDULE / RESULTSNOVEMBER

    15 NOVA SOUTHEASTERN W, 63-51

    17 UC SANTA BARBARA W, 81-75 (OT)

    19 OHIO W, 79-62

    24 vs. Marist^ W, 58-43

    25 vs. San Francisco^ W, 62-47

    26 vs. Green Bay^ L, 59-45

    30 South Dakota State! W, 71-58

    DECEMBER

    3 FLORIDA TECH W, 77-58

    7 at Massachusetts# W, 84-75

    14 FIU L, 69-63

    19 FURMAN W, 83-78

    23 at Iona L, 86-67

    28 at Xavier L, 71-57

    30 at Pittsburgh L, 71-54

    JANUARY

    2 AVE MARIA W, 49-36

    5 at UC Santa Barbara L, 63-50

    10 STETSON* W, 72-50

    14 at North Florida* L, 80-64

    17 JACKSONVILLE* W, 79-50

    22 at USC Upstate* W, 71-68

    24 at Kennesaw State* W, 54-48

    29 LIPSCOMB* W, 78-62

    31 NORTHERN KENTUCKY* W, 74-64

    FEBRUARY

    7 at Stetson* 3:30 PM

    12 at Northern Kentucky* 7 PM

    14 at Lipscomb* 5 PM

    19 KENNESAW STATE* 7 PM

    21 USC UPSTATE* 7 PM

    25 NORTH FLORIDA* 7 PM

    28 at Jacksonville* 2 PM

    ATLANTIC SUN CHAMPIONSHIP

    3 Quarterfinals TBD

    5 Semifinals TBD

    8 Final 2:30 PM

    2014-15 MENS BASKETBALL#DUNKCITY INFOGRAPHIC GAME NOTES

    5 Things To Know in 140 CharaCTers or Less1) A victory would give FGCU its third-longest D-I winning streak behind only a pair of seven-game stretches in 2012-13.2) Stetson is one of four A-Sun members that FGCU has won at least five-straight games against (NKU, 5; Upstate, 6; KSU, 7).3) FGCU is 11-0 when scor-ing at least 70 points (five of seven A-Sun games); Stet-son allows a league-worst 78.6 points in A-Sun games.4) In the last five minutes of games, Comer has a team-high 59 points; five players have scored more than lead-ing scorer Thompson (17).5) Since 2012-13, FGCU is 35-1 when leading at the half; the lone loss came ear-lier this year to FIU (32-28 halftime lead).

    PROBABLE STARTERS

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    BRETT COMER (G)Sr. | 6-3 | 202 | Winter Park, Fla.11.9 ppg | 3.2 rpg | 6.6 apg | 30.2 mpg

    NATE HICKS (C)R-Sr. | 6-10 | 227 | Panama City Beach, Fla.4.2 ppg | 4.9 rpg | 1.0 bpg | 16.7 mpg

    /FGCUAthletics (251,805 views)

    Has 60 more assists than anyone else in the A-Sun

    Season-high 11 rbs vs. NKU; team-best 32 rbs last 5 gms

    ^ Gulf Coast Showcase(Germain Arena - Estero, Fla.)

    ! Sanford Pentagon(Sioux Falls, S.D.)

    # Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase(MassMutual Center - Springfield, Mass.)

    * Atlantic Sun Conference Game

    @FGCU_MBB (9,173 followers)

    /FGCUMBB (16,448 likes)

    @FGCU_MBB (3,097 followers)

    TWEETABLES

    Surpased 1,700 career points with 15 vs. NKU (1,712)

    2BERNARD THOMPSON (G)Sr. | 6-3 | 175 | Conyers, Ga.14.4 ppg | 4.5 rpg | 1.8 spg | 31.9 mpg

    5JAMAIL JONES (G)R-Sr. | 6-6 | 215 | Atlanta, Ga.11.2 ppg | 5.9 rpg | 1.1 apg | 27.9 mpg

    12-2 with him, 4-5 without; team-best +/- of +8.43/game

    3JULIAN DEBOSE (G)R-Jr. | 6-4 | 197 | Washington, D.C.11.5 ppg | 3.8 rpg | 1.7 apg | 30.2 mpg

    4-straight double-figure scoring gms; 1 previous 5 gms

    FGCU @ STETSONFGCU #20 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll

    Edmunds Center (4,000) | DeLand, Fla.Video: ESPN3 | WatchESPN App

    Live Stats: StatBroadcastHashtags: #FGCUvsSU | #DunkCity | #ASunMBB

    Series History: FGCU Leads, 11-6Series Note: FGCU Has Won 5 In A Row, 10 Of 12

    Contact: Jason MacBain | Email: jmacbain@fgcu.edu | Cell: 315.750.0236 | Office: 239.590.7061 | Twitter: @JaBain

    2013: AtlAntic Sun tournAment chAmpionS | 2014: AtlAntic Sun regulAr SeASon chAmpionS 2013: SWeet SiXteen (FirSt no. 15 Seed) | 2014: nit

    @FGCU_MBB16-7, 6-1 A-Sun

    @StetsonMBB8-15, 2-5 A-SunHead Coach: Corey WilliamsHead Coach: Joe Dooley

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    4th Among All Active D-I Players With 246 Career Steals

    32 oF 34 1st-Place Votesa-sun Preseason

    FaVorites

    Only active player with at least 1,700 points, 500 rebounds & 240 steals

    2nd in the nation in assist rate (46%); 6th in total assists (152)

    Active Career Assists 761 (2nd)

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    @FGCU_MBB Infographic Game Notes

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    Series HISTORY

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    The Hatters are led by senior Kentwan Smith as he paces the club in scoring (13.8 per game), rebounding (6.0 per game), blocks (1.3 per game), free-throw shooting (71.7 percent) and field-goal percentage (.564).

    Stetson ranks last in the A-Sun in points allowed in league games (78.6), while FGCU leads the conference by only allowing 60.3 points per game against A-Sun foes more than six points better than any other team. Additionally, in A-Sun contests, Stetson ranks seventh in field-goal percentage defense (.455), and FGCU ranks first (.387).

    Freshmen Angel Rivera (3.9) and Divine Myles (3.6) rank fourth and sixth, respectively, in the A-Sun in assists per game.

    PRESEASON COACHES POLL# Team (1st-Place Votes) Votes1. FGCU (7) 632. North Florida (1) 533. Lipscomb 514. USC Upstate 325. Northern Kentucky 246. Kennesaw State 237. Jacksonville 148. Stetson 13

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    FGCU has claimed 51 percent (33 of 65) of its all-time A-Sun vic-tories since 2012-13. The Eagles joined the league in 2007-08 and went 13-5 in 2012-13, 14-4 in 2013-14 and 6-1 so far this year.

    ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCEPRESEASON MEDIA POLL

    # Team (1st-Place Votes) Votes1. FGCU (25) 2072. Lipscomb 1613. North Florida (1) 1544. USC Upstate 1225. Northern Kentucky 1016. Stetson 667. Jacksonville 658. Kennesaw State 60

    preSeASon plAyer oF the yeArBernard Thompson, FGCU

    preSeASon deFenSive plAyer oF the yeArBernard Thompson, FGCU

    FAn-voted preSeASon plAyer oF the yeArBrett Comer, FGCU (298 Facebook Votes)

    FAn-voted preSeASon deFenSive plAyer oF the yeArWilly Kouassi, Kennesaw State (305 Facebook Votes)

    TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN

    FGCU led the Atlantic Sun Conference in defense last year, allowing opponents to score just 66.8 points per game.

    FGCU is the only school in the Atlantic Sun Conference which has won an A-Sun Mens Basketball Champion-ship. Conference re-alignment has drastically altered the landscape of collegiate athletics, and the A-Sun is no dif-ferent. The Eagles joined the league in 2007-08 with USC Upstate, and prior to that North Florida and Kennesaw State both joined for the 2005-06 season. Lipscomb has been a member since 2003-04, Jacksonville since 1998-99 and Stetson since 1986-87. Northern Kentucky is in its third year in the A-Sun after joining in 2012-13 and has two years (including this season) of its NCAA-mandated Division-I reclassification period remaining.

    The Atlantic Sun Conference has been the talk of the college basketball world the last two postseasons as FGCU and Mercer (now a Southern Conference member) have both been responsible for three major upsets in the NCAA Tour-nament, affectionately turning the A-Sun into the A-Stun.

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    ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE STANDINGS Conference Overall Team W L Pct. W L Pct. StreakFGCU 6 1 .857 16 7 .696 W5North Florida 6 1 .857 14 10 .583 L1USC Upstate 4 3 .571 17 7 .708 W4Lipscomb 4 3 .571 10 12 .455 L3Northern Kentucky 3 4 .429 9 13 .409 L2Stetson 2 5 .286 8 15 .348 W3Kennesaw State 2 5 .286 8 16 .333 W2Jacksonville 1 6 .143 7 17 .292 L5

    ATLANTIC SUN STANDINGS

    Weekend Games (all On esPn3)Matchup Time (EST)Jacksonville @ North Florida (Friday) 7:00 PMUSC Upstate @ Kennesaw State (Saturday) 3:00 PMLipscomb @ Northern Kentucky (Saturday) 7:00 PM

    After Stetson won the first three meetings, and four of five, against

    FGCU, the Eagles have dominated the series, claiming five in a row against the Hatters and 10 of the last 12 overall. The last FGCU loss to Stetson came on the road on Feb. 22, 2013, by an 80-71 score.

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    Through the first half of the conference season, FGCU leads the A-Sun by a wide gap with a +8 rebound margin more than five better than any other team. Stetson ranks last in league games with a -6.3 rebound margin more than two worse than any other team.-6.3

    In its first meeting this year, FGCU pummeled the Hatters on the glass, 53-23, with the +30 re-bound margin representing a D-I program record. The 53 total rebounds are the most for FGCU against any D-I opponent in program history.That game marked the start of what is now seven-straight games for FGCU in which the Eagles have secured at least 14 offensive rebounds and scored at least 12 second-chance points both D-I program records.

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    @FGCU_MBB Infographic Game Notes

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    THE MOST PROLIFIC SENIOR BACKCOURTIN COLLEGE BASKETBALL

    COMBINEDPOINTS

    3,051

    ASSISTS987

    GAMES PLAYED251

    GAMES STARTED244

    MINUTES7,375

    THE MOST COMBINED STATSFOR A TRUE SENIOR BACKCOURT DUO

    Leaders: 3,126 Saah Nimley & Arlon Harper (Charleston Southern)

    Next Closest: 922 Raheem Appleby & Kenneth Smith (Louisiana Tech)

    Next Closest: 237 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    Next Closest: 208 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    Next Closest: 6,762 Traevon Jackson & Josh Gasser (Wisconsin)

    *Stats entering games on Feb. 5*

  • 2014-15 DUNK COUNTER

    61Nova Southeastern: 2 | Morant, NoreliaUC Santa Barbara: 2 | Morant, NoreliaOhio: 2 | Norelia, ThompsonMarist: 5 | DeBose (2), Norelia, Morant, ComerSan Francisco: 3 | Norelia (2), HicksG