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Red Hot FGCU Hosts UNF in Home Finale
GAME DAY CENTRAL
UNF (12-18, 9-10) vs. FGCU (9-19, 6-12)
DATE: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
CITY: Fort Myers, Fla.
SITE: Alico Arena (4,500)
TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m. ET
LIVE AUDIO: www.FGCUATHLETICS.com
TALENT: Tom James (Play-by-Play)
LIVE STATS: www.FGCUATHLETICS.com
LIVE VIDEO: A-Sun.TV
SERIES: FGCU leads, 6-4
LAST MEETING: UNF 81, FGCU 74 - Dec. 2, 2010
LAST GAME: FGCU 56, Jacksonville 55 - Feb. 24
LAST FIVE GAMES: 3-2
AT A GLANCE
FGCU will look to extend its season-long three-game win streak on Saturday night in its home finale at Alico Arena against Atlantic Sun foe UNF. The Eagles have enjoyed their current homestand, winning all three games to extend their win streak to four games at Alico. FGCU is coming off a dramatic 56-55 win over third place Jacksonville in which freshman Christophe Varidel knocked down the game-winning three-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining. A win over UNF would equal FGCU's longest Division I win streak at four games. The Ospreys have already clinched a spot in the A-Sun Tournament, while their last three games (2 wins) have been decided by eight points.
FGCU's current four-game home win streak has been fueled by a resurgence on the defensive end. Over the last four games at Alico Arena, the Eagles have held two opponents to under 40 points and all four under 60, giving up a stingy 48.0 points per game. Looking further, FGCU his limited those teams to 34 percent (71-209) shooting from the field, including 19-of-70 from three, while holding a +10.3 edge on the glass.