FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women's basketball team will officially open its 2008-09 campaign this Friday night when it entertains the Gators of the University of Florida. Tip-off in Alico Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.
Series Information: Florida leads the all-time series 2-0.
TV: The game will be broadcast by WRXY-Christian TV and can be seen as a tape delay on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 10:00 pm on all the channels listed on WRXY's home page under coverage area link. The game can also be viewed at the same time of broadcast on WRXY's website by clicking on "Watch Us Live" link.
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Eagles Picked 5th in the A-Sun Preseason Polls
According to both the A-Sun Coaches Preseason Poll and A-Sun Media Preseason Poll, the Eagles will enter the 2008-09 campaign picked to finish 5th in the conference. The Eagles received 73 points in the coaches preseason poll and received 161 points, including two first place votes, in the media preseason poll.
Know Your Opponent: Florida
- Friday's game is the 19th time that Florida begins its season away from the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Florida has won 13 of its last 14 season openers, including victories in each of the last three years. The Gators, however, sport just a 3-6 record in season-openers played on the opposition’s home turf. This is also the first time since the 2003-04 season that the Gators open on the road.
- Gator newcomer Steffi Sorensen began her collegiate career as a member of the Florida Gulf Coast University team that reached the NCAA Division II national championship game in 2006. She was the Eagle’s second-leading scorer with 14.5 points per game, hitting 105-of- 264 (39.8 percent) from behind the arc, and one of only two players who started every game that season.
- Florida dropped their exhibition game to DT-3, a travel team comprised of recent collegiate stars, by the final score of 71-62 on November 7th.