Eagles Look to Extend Winning Streak with Pair of Road Games
Thursday, January 14, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU women’s basketball team looks to extend their conference winning streak as they hit the road for a pair of A-Sun games, beginning with a matchup against Campbell on Thursday night (5:45 pm) in Buies Creek, N.C., followed by a Saturday afternoon (1:30 pm) tilt with ETSU in Johnson City, Tenn.

The Eagles will be back home as they begin a stretch of three straight at Alico Arena starting January 21 as they play host to Kennesaw State at 7:05 p.m. The Green and Blue then host Mercer on the 23rd and Stetson on the 27th.

FGCU-Campbell Game Information
Radio/Streaming Audio: ESPN 770 AM – Dave Moulton
Streaming Video: A-Sun.TV
Live Stats: http://www.gocamels.com/
Series: FGCU leads 3-0 Last Meeting: FGCU 75, Campbell 51, 2/26/09 at Buies Creek, N.C.

FGCU-ETSU Game Information
Radio/Streaming Audio: ESPN 770 AM – Dave Moulton
Streaming Video: A-Sun.TV
Live Stats: www.ETSUbucs.com
Series: FGCU leads 2-1 Last Meeting: FGCU 71, ETSU 69, 2/7/09 at Johnson City, Tenn.

Hot Topics
• Through 14 games, the Eagles are shooting .406 from the field, .364 from three-point land and .713 from the free-throw line…FGCU’s opponents are shooting .378 overall, .296 from long range and .687 from the stripe…the Eagles average 17 assists per game to the opponents’ 11.7.
• FGCU has won 21 consecutive conference games, dating back to last season.
• The contest with Campbell marks the second time FGCU has played on January 14 (1-0 all-time, Prior to moving to Division I).
• The contest with ETSU marks the second time FGCU has played on January 16 (1-0 all-time, Prior to moving to Division I). • FGCU has an all-time record of 54-6 in games played in the month of January.
• The Eagles matchups with the Camels and Buccaneers mark the fourth meeting between the respective schools (3-0 vs. Campbell, 2-1 vs. ETSU).
• The Eagles three losses this season have occurred on the road.

About The Campbell Camels
• The Camels (8-6 overall, 3-2 A-Sun) are led by freshman guard Tonisha Baker, averaging double figures with 10.3 points, to go along with a team-high 1.9 steals per game. Baker’s point totals increase in conference games, where she averages 11.6 points per game. Additionally, senior center Ashley Williamson nets 9.5 points on average. Campbell heads into the contest with the Eagles on a two-game conference losing streak.
• On their recent road trip, the Camels fell to Mercer, 64-52, on Jan. 7 and to Kennesaw State, 75-65, on Jan. 9. Baker was the leading scorer for the Camels in both contests, scoring 10 points and 14 points respectively. This is just the fourth meeting between the two teams. FGCU holds the all-time series record at 3-0. Last season the Eagles were victorious on both occasions, winning 73-46 at Alico Arena and winning 75-51 in Buies Creek, N.C.
• Geami Britt led the way for the Camels against FGCU last year, as she averaged 11 points and Ashley Williamson added eight points per game.

Last Meeting; 2/26/09 - FGCU 75, Campbell 51
• Five Eagles scored in double figures as FGCU downed Campbell 75-51 in Atlantic Sun women's basketball action to clinch a share of the A-Sun Title.
• Freshman guard Kelsey Jacobson paced the Eagles on the night with 15 points.
• Adrianne McNally and Brittany Brown notched 13 points each, while forward Chelsea Lyles and guard Shannon Murphy added 11 apiece on the night.
• After breaking the game open with a 20-6 run, the Eagles’ shooting barrage continued, extending the game to a 37-18 score by the 4:40 mark.
• By the end of the half, FGCU owned a 21-point margin, at 46-25, as the Eagles shot a blistering 64 percent to open the game.
• Leading by as much as 27 in the second half, the Eagles cooled down over 22 percent in the final frame, but went on to claim a 75-51 victory in Buies Creek.

About The East Tennessee State Buccaneers
• The Lady Buccaneers (6-7 overall, 4-1 A-Sun) are led by a quartet of players averaging double figures in the teams five conference outings. Senior Siarre Evans averages a double-double for ETSU, posting team-highs with 19.2 points and 12.4 rebounds. Other players in double figures include senior TaRonda Wiles with 16.8, sophomore Gwen Washington with 12.2, and junior Tara Davis with 11.8 points per game.
• ETSU is coming off a three –game conference road trip in which they went 2-1, moving into second place in the A-Sun conference. The Lady Bucs dropped the Jan. 4 match to USC Upstate, 85-78. The Lady Bucs were led by senior TaRonda Wiles’ 25 points, five assists, and four steals.
• The Lady Bucs picked up two solid conference victories in their last two outings, defeated Kennesaw State, 90-59, and Mercer, 81-60. Junior Tarita Gordon led the Lady Bucs with 21 points and 12 assists against Kennesaw and Senior Siarre Evans recored her ninth double-double with a game-high 22 points and a career-best 20 rebounds against mercer. ETSU will host Stetson on Jan. 14 before taking on FGCU on Jan. 16.
• This is just the fourth meeting between the two teams. FGCU holds the all-time series record at 2-1. Last season the Eagles split games, losing 75-67 at Alico Arena and winning 71-69 in Johnson City, Tenn. Evans averaged 14 points 13 rebounds against the Eagles and Wiles averaged 11 points per game.

Last Meeting; 2/7/09 - FGCU 71, ETSU 69
• Four players scored in double-figures for FGCU as the Eagles won their 10th consecutive game.
• The win moved FGCU up one-half game atop the Atlantic Sun Conference standings, as the Eagles jumped ahead of ETSU. • A Shannon Murphy basket with 4:18 to play gave FGCU a 65-61 advantage.
• Adrianne McNally came down and drove the lane, connecting on a lay-up and drawing a foul at the 1:58 mark. The McNally free throw put the Eagles up four points.
• ETSU’s Latisha Belcher made a lay-up with 1:23 remaining, making it a 71-69 contest.
• The Eagles were unable to score on the next trip down the floor, and with less than 10 seconds to go the Lady Bucs got the ball to Natalie Pickwell for a last second shot that hit off the front of the rim as time expired.
• ETSU shot 39.7 percent from the field (27-of-68) and were limited to only 4-of-16 from beyond the arc (25.0 percent).
• The Eagles finished with a 42.4 clip from the floor (25-of-59) and were 9-of-29 (31.0 percent) from 3-point land.
• Chelsea Lyles led four FGCU players in double figures, as she poured in a team-high 17 points, grabbed seven boards and dished six assists. McNally and Brittany Brown each finished with 15 points. Murphy chipped in with 12 points
• Sierre Evans finished with 13 points and 18 rebounds to record her 11th double-double of the season.

Déjà Vu?
The Eagles Dec. 13 game at No. 21/24 Michigan State marked the second time that FGCU faced an opponent ranked in the top-25. The first time the Eagles faced a top-25 program was during the 2008-09 season when FGCU faced the Seminoles of Florida State…who were ranked No. 21/24.

Big Things To Come
The Eagles Dec. 13th matchup with Michigan State was the front-end of a home-and-home series between the Spartans and Eagles, with MSU coming to Alico Arena in 2011-12.

Three Is The Key
• The Eagles are 9-1 this season when they shoot 24 or more three-pointers in a game.
• FGCU is 9-2 when they knock down 9 or more shots from behind the arc this season.
• The Blue and Green hold an 10-1 record this season when they knock down more 3-point shots than their opponent.
• FGCU is holding their opponents to .296 (56-of-189) from behind the arc, while FGCU has drained 145-of-398 (.364) three-pointers this season.
• FGCU took a school-record 46 three-pointers in their 67-47 win at Lipscomb (previous record was 45 attempts vs. UNF on March 1, 2008)

We’re Going Streaking
Florida Gulf Coast University has not lost a home game in Alico Arena since January 8, 2009 against East Tennessee State University. The Eagles are currently riding a 17-game home winning streak.

FGCU’s 17-game home winning streak is the 11th longest streak in the nation:
Team                   Streak
1 Connecticut     52
2 Maryland        47
3 Stanford         36
4 Lehigh           25
5 Duke             23
6 Ohio St.         21
7 Green Bay      19
   Oklahoma      19 
   Utah              19
10 UNC             18
11 FGCU           17
**rankings as of Jan. 12, 2010**

FGCU is also currently on a 7-game winning streak, which ranks as the 12th longest streak in the nation:
Team                   Streak
1 Connecticut      54
2 Georgia           16
3 Green Bay       15
   Nebraska        15
   Notre Dame     15
6 West Virginia   14
7 Georgetown     13
8 Ohio St.           9
   Oklahoma St.   9
10 Marist             8
     Princeton        8
12 Chattanooga   7
     Duke             7
     Eastern Mich.  7
     FGCU             7
     TCU               7
**rankings as of Jan. 12, 2010**

Three’s please
The Eagles have attempted 136 three-pointers (34 per game) since the calendar changed to 2010. By comparison, FGCU’s opponents have attempted a total of 56 (14 per game) threes in those four games.

371 Days and Counting…
FGCU has not been beaten in A-Sun play since January 8, 2009, when they lost to ETSU, 75-67, at Alico Arena. Three days prior was the Eagles last conference road loss (60-55 at Belmont, 1/5/09).

FGCU at Alico Arena
FGCU has a 112-9 (.926) all-time record at home. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled a 34-3 (.919) home record.

Year           Record
2009-10      7-0
2008-09     15-1
2007-08     12-2
2006-07     23-0
2005-06     17-1
2004-05     11-4
2003-04     12-1
2002-03     15-0
TOTAL       112-9

Away From Home
FGCU has a 64-20 (.762) all-time record as the visiting team. Since moving to Division I, the Eagles have compiled a 20-13 (.606) road record.

Year           Record
2009-10     4-3
2008-09    10-4
2007-08     6-6
2006-07     8-0
2005-06    10-0
2004-05     8-3
2003-04     6-3
2002-03    12-1
TOTAL        64-20

FGCU in January
• FGCU has an all-time record of 54-6 (.900) in games played in the month of January.
• Since moving to Division I in 2007-08 the Eagles hold an 18-4 (.818) record in the month of January, all versus Atlantic Sun conference opponents.

FGCU vs. A-Sun Foes
• Since becoming a member of the Atlantic Sun in the Fall of 2007, FGCU has compiled a 36-6 record against conference opponents.
• FGCU has won 21 consecutive conference games, dating back to last season.
• The Eagles won a conference-record 17 A-Sun games last season.

McNally Tracker
Adrianne McNally, who already is FGCU’s leader in career points, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws attempted, games played, games started, and minutes played, is looking to grab the top spot in several other FGCU all-time records:

Free throws made
1. 295 - Katie Schrader (65 games) - 2005-07
2. 294 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY (111 games) - 2006-present
3. 195 - Andrea Clarke (55 games) - 2003-05
4. 156 - Robyn Swain (57 games) - 2002-04
5. 151 - Ebonie Halliburton (60 games) - 2003-06

1. 640 - Robyn Swain (236o-404d) - 2002-04
2. 584 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY (206o-378d) - 2006-present
3. 409 - Katie Schrader (194o-215d) - 2005-07
4. 318 - Andrea Clarke (122o-196d) - 2003-05
5. 314 - Noreen McCallum (126o-188d) - 2002-04

Defensive rebounds
1. 404 - Robyn Swain - 2002-04
2. 378 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
3. 215 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07
4. 214 - Ebonie Halliburton - 2003-06
5. 196 - Andrea Clarke - 2003-05

Offensive rebounds
1. 236 - Robyn Swain - 2002-04
2. 206 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
3. 194 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07
4. 126 - Noreen McCallum - 2002-04
5. 122 - Andrea Clarke - 2003-05

1. 338 - Megan Jones - 2002-05
2. 301 - Chelsea Dermyer - 2005-08
3. 265 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
4. 234 - Ebonie Halliburton - 2003-06
5. 186 - Candy Myers - 2003-06

1. 141 - Candy Myers - 2003-06
2. 137 - Megan Jones - 2002-05
3. 122 - Alex Nelson - 2005-07
4. 116 - ADRIANNE MCNALLY - 2006-present
5. 103 - Katie Schrader - 2005-07

Among the Nation’s Best
FGCU’s three-point prowess has the program’s calling card from day one and the 2009-10 version of the Eagles have been no different. FGCU is among the nation’s best in 3-pointers made per contest:

NCAA D-1 TEAM - 3-Pointers Made Per Game (Through games 1/10/10)
1. FGCU 10.4
2. Morehead St. 10.2
3. Fresno St. 9.3
   Oral Roberts 9.3
5. Charleston So. 9.1
6. Oregon. 9.0
7. Iowa St. 8.8
8. Creighton 8.5
*Single season record is held by the 2008 Villanova Wildcats (9.9 per game)

Yo Adrianne
Adrianne McNally’s game-high 21 points against No. 21/24 Michigan State on Sunday, Dec. 13, was the most points by any FGCU player ever versus a ranked opponent.

Grabbin’ Boards and a Spot in the Record Books
Courtney Chihil’s career-high 17 rebounds at Stetson (12/5/09) were the second-most in a single game in school history. Chihil tied Robyn Swain and Andrea Clarke. Swain grabbed 17 boards on four occasions during her time as an Eagles and Clarke pulled down 17 rebounds on Nov. 19, 2004 against Puerto Rico Bayamon.

Swain still holds the FGCU record with 21 rebounds in a game, a record that has stood since 2003.

Countin’ on Courtney
• Sophomore Courtney Chihil ranks first on the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg) and second in steals (1.9 spg).
• Chihil’s six steals against USC-Upstate (12/19/09) were a season-high.
• The Eagles are 5-1 when Chilhil leads the team in rebounds.
• Last time out vs. Jacksonville, Chihil recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and three assists in 38 minutes.

Murphy’s Law
Junior guard Shannon Murphy led the Blue and Green in scoring in all three games last week, averaging 16 points per game. For the season, Murphy is averaging 11.1 points per game.

In FGCU's 67-47 win at Lipscomb Murphy led all scorers with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-10 from behind the arc. She also tallied four assists and grabbed three boards.

Murphy led all scorers with 17 points in the Eagles 58-47 win over UNF. She also nailed five three pointers and grabbed five boards in the win.

In the Eagles 73-66 win over JU, the junior once again led all scorers with 16 points. She shot 4-of-8 from the field, 6-of-8 from the charity stripe, and dished out five assists.

Road Warriors
16 of FGCU’s 30 games this season will be played on the road. The Eagles faced New Mexico (25-11 last season), who reached the Elite 8 of the 2009 Postseason WNIT, and Georgia Tech (22-10 last season), who earned their third straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 08-09 and were ranked No. 19 in the Preseason AP Poll, as part of the Preseason WNIT to start the 2009-10 season.