2009-10 Men's Basketball News
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May 19, 2010
Christophe Varidel, a 6-2 guard from Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass., became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
May 14, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball players Anthony Banks and Hunter Miller, along with other collegiate players, have wrapped up their trip to China with Sports Reach. The players competed in five games against several college teams as well as a Pro B teams.
May 14, 2010
Several former players of Dave Balza's FGCU teams have gone on to play professionally overseas, but former Eagles Kevin Martin and Casey Wohlleb are currently making noise abroad.
May 04, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University basketball players Anthony Banks and Hunter Miller, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Sports Reach, to China May 7 through May 17 to compete in six games against several college teams as well as a Pro B teams.
May 03, 2010
George Erkvania, Kyle Marks, and Derrick O'Neil all picked up their college degrees on Saturday, May 2.
April 19, 2010
Reed Baker and former Eagles Yavney Neptune and Brendan Rooney earned SFABC All-Decade team honors the Southwest Florida Association of Basketball Coaches released on Thursday, April 15.
April 15, 2010
Marlon Rivera, a 6-2 guard from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Fla., became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
April 15, 2010
Chase Fieler has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Eagle program for the 2010-11 academic year, FGCU men's basketball head coach Dave Balza announced.
March 11, 2010
Florida Gulf Coast University Director of Athletics Ken Kavanagh and men's basketball head coach Dave Balza have agreed to an extension to Balza's current contract, which ends August 6, 2011. The contract extension will run through April 30, 2012.
March 11, 2010
The FGCU baseball team's game against USC Upstate on Friday, March 12 has been moved to 4 p.m. at Harley Park. The original start time of 6 p.m. was changed due to the threat of heavy rains in the Upstate area on Friday evening.
March 02, 2010
Redshirt freshman Anthony Banks was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman team, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday. The newcomer was a unanimous selection to the team, a first for the FGCU men's basketball program.
February 25, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team dropped their season finale to USC Upstate, 59-52, at Alico Arena on Thursday evening. On Senior night, Kyle Marks and Derrick O'Neil combined to score 17 points.
February 24, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team will close out the 2009-10 season with a home game against USC Upstate on Thursday night. Prior to the game, seniors George Erkvania, Derrick O'Neil, and Kyle Marks will be honored. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Alico Arena.
February 20, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball snapped a 7-game losing streak Saturday with an 85-80 victory over Belmont at Alico Arena. Freshman Sherwood Brown came off the bench and scored a career-high 16 points, including eight in the final four minutes to lead the Eagles to the victory.
February 18, 2010
Freshman Sherwood Brown had a career high 15 points but it wasn't enough as the FGCU men's basketball team fell to a hot-shooting Lipscomb squad by a score of 93-75, Thursday night at Alico Arena.
February 17, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they host a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a contest against Lipscomb on Thursday night (7:30 pm), followed by a Saturday (5:15 pm) tilt with Belmont.
February 14, 2010
A late-game comeback for the FGCU men's basketball team came up short in the final minutes of an overtime loss to the Ospreys of UNF Saturday night in Jacksonville, 68-65. Reed Baker led all scorers with 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including 7-of-9 off the bench from the charity stripe.
February 12, 2010
Red-shirt freshman Anthony Banks recorded a career-high 24 points and five rebounds but the Dolphins led by Ben Smith's five three-pointers were too much to overcome as Jacksonville knocked off the FGCU men's basketball team by a score of 68-62 on Thursday night at Veteran Memorial Arena.
February 10, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team hits the road for a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a visit to Jacksonville on Thursday, February 11, at 7:15 p.m. followed by a matchup with North Florida on Saturday, February 13, in a game scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip.
February 06, 2010
Despite a career night for freshman Brett Williams, the FGCU men's basketball team came up short on Saturday night, falling to the Camels of Campbell University 64-52 at Alico Arena. The Eagles held a one-point lead at halftime, but an 11-0 run in the latter stages of the game helped Campbell pull away for the win.
February 04, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team lost to the Buccaneers of East Tennessee State 56-47 Thursday night in front of 1,859 fans at Alico Arena. The Eagles record falls to 7-16 overall and 4-10 in the A-Sun, while the Bucs improve to 12-2 overall and 8-5 in the conference.
February 03, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team hosts a pair of A-Sun rivals, beginning with ETSU on Thursday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a game against Campbell on Saturday, February 6, scheduled for at 5:15 p.m. tip.
February 02, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team fell to the Bears of Mercer at the University Center on Monday night, 78-72. Freshman Anthony Banks scored a career-high 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a losing effort for the Eagles.
January 31, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team dropped a tight contest to Kennesaw State Saturday night, 77-70. The Eagles erased an early 12-point deficit to lead 40-36 at halftime, but a late 12-0 run by the Owls was too much to overcome.
January 29, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team hits the road for a pair of A-Sun games this weekend, with a visit to Kennesaw State on Saturday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m. and with Mercer University on Monday, February 1 in a game scheduled for a 9 p.m. tip. The Mercer game can also be seen live in Southwest Florida on CSS (Comcast channel 70).
January 27, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team picked up its second straight win with a 64-53 victory over Stetson on Wednesday night at Alico Arena. Freshman Anthony Banks led the Eagles with 21 points and ten rebounds, his fourth double-double of the season.
January 25, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team wraps up their three-game homestand with a match-up against Stetson on Wednesday night. The game will follow the 5:15 p.m. women's game against Stetson as part of a doubleheader, with tip-off tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
January 24, 2010
Freshman forward Anthony Banks' layup with 7.6 seconds remaining bolstered the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team to a 71-70 victory over Mercer at Alico Arena Sunday, snapping their six-game Atlantic Sun losing streak.
January 22, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to Kennesaw State in the final seconds of Friday night's game, 69-68. FGCU used a late 12-0 run to take a one-point lead, but fell just short of the win.
January 22, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they host a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a contest against Kennesaw State on Friday night (7:05 pm), followed by a Sunday afternoon (2:05 pm) tilt with Mercer.
January 16, 2010
A combination of poor shooting, mounting injuries and turnovers was too much for the FGCU men's basketball team to overcome, as they fell to the ETSU Bucs, 73-51, Saturday afternoon at the MSHA Athletic Center.
January 14, 2010
Turnovers once again proved to be the achillies heal for the FGCU men's basketball team as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss at the hands of the Campbell Camels by a score of 61-45, Thursday night at the Pope Convocation Center.
January 13, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to get back on track as they begin a two-game road trip Thursday night in Buies Creek, N.C. to battle conference foe Campbell before heading to Johnson City, Tenn. to take on ETSU on Saturday afternoon.
January 10, 2010
Early turnovers put the Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team in a hole it could not dig its way out of on Sunday as Jacksonville University defeated FGCU 82-58 at Alico Arena.
January 09, 2010
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to North Florida 62-56 in the A-Sun game of the week Friday night before a crowd of 3,277 fans at Alico Arena. Junior guard Reed Baker led FGCU in scoring for the third consecutive game.
January 08, 2010
Although the FGCU men's basketball team is preparing for tonight's contest against UNF, the Eagles turned their attention to the more distant future today with the signing of Kevin Cantinol for the 2010-11 season.
January 07, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team looks to extend their two-game home winning streak as they host conference rival UNF on Friday, Jan.8 at 7:05 p.m.in the A-Sun Game of the Week on Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS: Comcast channel 70) and ESPN360.com. General Admission is only $1.
January 04, 2010
Despite connecting on 17 of their first 20 shots, the FGCU men's basketball team fell to A-Sun foe Lipscomb, 89-79 on Monday night at the Allen Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Lipscomb used a 12-2 run late in the first half to take a 46-41lead into the half, a lead they did not relinquish. Nine players recorded double-figures in the game.
January 02, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team handed Belmont their first conference loss of the season with a 66-63 victory at the Curb Event Center on Saturday night in Nashville, Tenn. Three Eagles recorded double-figures with junior guard Reed Baker leading the way with 14 points.
January 01, 2010
The FGCU men's basketball team wraps up their three-game road trip as they travel to face cross-town rivals Belmont on Jan. 2 (5:15 p.m.) and Lipscomb on Jan. 4 (8:30 p.m. ET). FGCU is 0-3 against Belmont and 1-2 against Lipscomb all-time.
December 30, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team dropped its first game in their last five contests to Stetson on Tuesday night at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Fla. The Eagles shot just 50-percent from the free throw line as they fell to the Hatters, 72-64.
December 28, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its fifth straight victory as they travel to DeLand, Fla. to face Stetson on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m. FGCU is 1-3 all-time against Stetson, the two teams split the two-game series last season with each team winning on their home court.
December 22, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team earned its first win over a Big East opponent, defeating DePaul 64-61 in front of 3,125 fans at Alico Arena. With the win, FGCU extends its winning streak to four games, their longest winning streak since becoming a member of Division I.
December 21, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its fourth straight victory as they play host to DePaul on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Alico Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. as the Eagles face the Blue Demons for the second time.
December 21, 2009
Reggie Chambers' steady hand at point guard helped FGCU to its second three-game win streak as a Division I program. For his effort, he earned consecutive Player of the Week awards, the conference office announced on Monday.
December 16, 2009
Four Eagles scored in double-figures as FGCU extended its winning streak to three games, defeating North Carolina Central, 76-67. Reed Baker led the Eagles with 14 points, while redshirt freshman Eddie Murray added a season-high 11 points.
December 15, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will look for its third straight victory as they travel to Durham, N.C. to face North Carolina Central on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m. FGCU is 1-0 all-time against NCCU, FGCU defeated the Eagles of NCCU back on Nov. 20, 2008 by a score of 66-58.
December 14, 2009
Reed Baker scored a career-high 27 points to lead the FGCU men's basketball team to an 86-82 victory at USC Upstate, giving the Eagles their second consecutive win. This marks the second time in three years that the Eagles have won their conference opener.
December 14, 2009
Reggie Chambers delivered a perfect shooting night in the Atlantic Sun Game of the Week against FIU to win the second Player of the Week award of his career, the conference office announced on Monday.
December 13, 2009
Looking for its first conference win of the young season, the FGCU men's basketball returns to the hardwood as it heads to Spartanburg, S.C. to face USC Upstate Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This marks the third consecutive season that the Eagles have opened conference play on the road.
December 13, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team earned its first win of the season Saturday night when it topped FIU 81-64 in front of 1,835 fans at Alico Arena. Junior guard Reed Baker scored a season-high 20 points.
December 10, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team will play host to Isiah Thomas and his FIU Golden Panthers at Alico Arena on Saturday, Dec. 12. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. FGCU is accepting Toys for Tots donations for the fifth straight year with Saturday being the final day to drop off new, unwrapped toys.
December 05, 2009
FGCU freshman forward Anthony Banks scored a career-high 19 points, but Longwood held on for a 82-75 victory over the Eagles at Willett Hall, Saturday afternoon.
December 03, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to Farmville, Virginia to face Longwood University at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Both teams are looking for their first win as FGCU enters the game 0-5 and Longwood sits 0-8 on the season.
December 01, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team suffered its first home loss of the season Tuesday night as it fell 67-59 to Bethune-Cookman in front of 2,043 fans at Alico Arena.
November 30, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team will play host to instate-rival Bethune-Cookman in a 7:05 p.m. tilt at Alico Arena on Tuesday. Tuesday's game has been labeled a Blue and Green game, all fans are encouraged to wear blue and green to enhance the appearance of the arena.
November 25, 2009
The FGCU men's basketball team fell to the University of Miami, 77-58, on Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Anthony Banks led the Eagles with 15 points, but the Hurricanes barrage of three-point field goals was too much for FGCU.
November 24, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels south to face Miami on Wednesday (Nov. 25) at 7:30 p.m., at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won the Charleston Classic after an 85-70 victory over South Carolina on Sunday.
November 21, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team fell to Southern Methodist, 79-62 on Saturday night at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas. SMU used a 16-5 run early in the second half to move past the Eagles and hand them their third loss of the season.
November 19, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team opened its first of two games in the Lone Star State with a 69-54 loss to Prairie View A&M on Thursday night.
November 18, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to the Lone Star State to face Prairie View A&M on Thursday (Nov. 19) at 8:00 p.m., in Prairie View, Texas and at SMU (Nov. 21), at 8:00 p.m., in Dallas.
November 17, 2009
The FGCU Men's basketball team continued their involvement in serving the local community, spending some time at the Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated Soup Kitchen. The CCMI soup kitchen serves lunch six days a week to homeless and at-risk individuals and families.
November 13, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team opened its 2009-10 campaign Friday night with a 97-58 loss to No. 2 Michigan State at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich.
November 11, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team travels to East Lansing, Mich. to face No. 2 Michigan State to open the 2009-10 season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at the Breslin Center, and can be seen live on ESPN360.com.
October 16, 2009
Along with over 300 Division I programs in the country, FGCU's third-year D-I basketball teams are set to begin organized practices on Friday night.
October 07, 2009
As the Eagles enter their third season as a member of Division I, the FGCU men's basketball team was picked seventh in the 2009-10 Atlantic Sun Preseason Coaches' Poll and eighth in the Media Poll which were released by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.
August 25, 2009
FGCU Men's Head Basketball Coach Dave Balza has announced the 2009-10 schedule. The schedule features 13 home games, highlighted by contests against Florida International and DePaul.
August 24, 2009
Sherwood Brown, a 6'3 guard from Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida, became the newest member of the FGCU men's basketball program, head coach Dave Balza announced.
August 20, 2009
The FGCU basketball programs will both make a trip up north to the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. to take on the Spartans of Michigan State.
August 12, 2009
The Florida Gulf Coast University men's basketball team took a major step towards addressing its depth for the 2009-10 season as forward Charlie Lytle of Clearwater, Florida will join the Eagles in the Fall.
July 01, 2009
FGCU Men's Basketball Head Coach Dave Balza has named Tae Norwood as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.
June 05, 2009
There are still spots open for FGCU Men's Basketball Camps. The Skills Day Camp is June 8-11, the Team Camp is June 12-14 and the Overnight Camp is June 15-18.