ROAD WINNING STREAK SNAPPED IN CLOSING SECONDS
The FGCU men’s basketball team had one of the longest active road winning streaks in the nation on Saturday morning, but a last second bucket ended it in Bowling Green.
Dylan Frye hit a go-ahead three with less than a second to go, and Bowling Green held on to win 83-80, snapping a 10-game road winning streak.
The Eagles(2-1) had come back from trailing by six with just over a minute remaining to tie the game at 80 after a pair of free throws by Zach Johnson. But Frye took the inbounds pass and raced up the court, pulling up and nailing what would end up being the game-winning bucket from about 24 feet.
An inbound pass from Christian Terrell looking for Brandon Goodwin sailed long, ending the hopes of a last-gasp to tie it.
Terrell led the Eagles with 18 points, who shot 42 percent as a team and turned it over 16 times, while Goodwin had 17 points and Ricky Doyle added 11 despite being limited by foul trouble to 18 minutes.
Dinero Mercurius had nine points, hitting three three-pointers for the third straight game this year.
WOMEN CONTINUE HOT START
The FGCU women’s basketball team continues its hot start after a weekend sweep in Ohio at the Akron Classic, beating Kent State on Friday, 80-62, and the host Zips on Sunday, 82-63.
Sophomore Nasrin Ulel continues her torrid pace since earning a starting job at the beginning of the season, scoring 18 against Kent State and 15 against Akron. Ulel is currently the Eagles leading scorer, putting up an average of 20.3 points per game.
The Eagles(4-0) are currently in the middle of an eight-game swing of road games, which runs through Dec. 5. FGCU plays Siena on Monday, before three games in three days at the Play4Kay Shootout in Las Vegas, starting with DePaul on Thursday.
VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FINALS
The FGCU volleyball team was a match away from the NCAA Tournament, but top-seed Kennesaw State had other plans, sweeping the Eagles in the finals of the Atlantic Sun tournament, 25-23, 25-22, 25-17 in Nashville.
It was the Eagles first conference final appearance since their first year of eligibility in 2009.
Amanda Carroll, the ASUN Player of the Year, led the Eagles with 15 kills.
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