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@FGCU_WBB Set To Host USC Upstate on ESPN3 Saturday Night
Friday, February 08, 2013

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A-Sun leader FGCU (18-5, 11-0 A-Sun) looks to build upon its current 12 game win streak as they take on USC Upstate (9-13, 5-6 A-Sun) in front of an ESPN3 national television audience on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of global sports events annually and accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members. It is available to approximately 83 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.

Paul Crane (P-B-P) and Dee Romine (Analyst) will have the call from Alico Arena on Saturday evening. The two teams first met on Jan. 14 with USC Upstate playing host and FGCU taking the decisive 77-54 victory. The Eagles hold an 8-2 advantage in the all-time series against the Spartans, including the last three and a 5-0 record against USC Upstate at Alico Arena.

Fans can also track the game on twitter by following @FGCU_WBB and by using the hashtag #GogglesUp, #PlayLikeAnEagle and #ASunWBB.

FGCU enters Saturday with a 29-game win streak in regular season A-Sun games and a 12 game win streak overall that began with a 76-70 win over LSU at Alico Arena on Dec. 28. USC Upstate comes to Fort Myers after head coach Tammy George earned her 100th career win at USC Upstate with a 78-62 win over Lipscomb (Feb. 4).

Both squads have shot the basketball well so far this season as FGCU and USC Upstate sit at second and third respectively in field goal percentage among A-Sun teams. The Eagles will be busy on the boards Saturday evening as USC Upstate ranks first in the A-Sun in defensive rebounds through 22 games this season.

The Atlantic Sun and ESPN have a long-standing relationship that first began with the airing of the conference’s tournament title game back in 1989. For the fifth season, all of the conference’s CSS/A-Sun Friday Night Game of the Week contests will be available on the ESPN Full Court package and on ESPN3.

Fans can follow FGCU on Twitter (@FGCU_WBB), Instagram (@FGCUWbb) and on Facebook by liking FGCU Women’s Basketball (www.Facebook.com/FGCUWbb).