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Women's Basketball Highlighted in USA Today
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Readers of Thursday’s USA Today will have a hard time missing an article about the undefeated Florida Gulf Coast women’s basketball team. Craig Handel’s (The News-Press) article entitiled, “14-0 Florida Gulf Coast rides high-octane offense,” is situated in the middle on the fifth page of the national newspaper’s sports section.
Among other things, the article discusses how the Eagles might be the best-kept secret in women’s college basketball, the record number of three-point attempts the team fired against Mercer and the Blue and Green’s offense, which has the squad leading the nation in three-point field goals made per game (11.9) and three–point attempts (31.8).
Ranked No. 2 in the CollegInsider.com Mid-Major poll and receiving votes in both national polls, FGCU remains one of two unbeatens (No. 3 Duke; 17-0) at 14-0 overall and 7-0 in the A-Sun. The Eagles have also gone unbeaten at home for 32 consecutive games, the third longest streak in the nation behind UConn and Stanford.
The Blue and Green return to the court on Thursday, Jan. 20 when they travel to DeLand, Fla. to take on the Hatters of Stetson (8-9 overall, 4-4 A-Sun) at the Edmunds Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m.