ESPNU to host Dunk City Reunion game against Andy Enfield and USC
FORT MYERS, Florida. – The Dunk City Reunion game between FGCU men’s basketball team and Andy Enfield’s Southern California team will be televised on ESPNU as announced by ESPN on Tuesday. To facilitate national broadcasting, the announcement of the November 16 game will be adjusted to 6 p.m. (initially announced at 7 p.m.).
The match will take place a day after the FGCU officially inducts coach Enfield and the 2013 men’s basketball team into the FGCU Athletics Hall of Fame as part of the first-ever class. Reservations for the Monday night ceremony of November 15 are currently open and fans can register HERE.
The 2013 Dunk City squad grabbed the nation’s attention and put the FGCU in the spotlight as the first No.15 seed to reach the Sweet 16 after wins over Georgetown and San Diego State. .
Currently, only season ticket holders, mini-plan buyers, and group ticket buyers (groups of 10 or more) will be able to watch the game against USC. For more information visit www.FGCUTickets.com or call the Alico Arena box office at 866-FGCU-TIX.
Additionally, three more non-conference games have been added to the 2021-2022 schedule, while opponents and schedules have also been announced for the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Invitational. Three previously announced ASUN games have been moved to Tuesday night from the dates originally published by a league schedule update.
The Eagles will officially begin the campaign on Tuesday, November 9 against the Florida National at the Alico Arena. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. as part of a double program with the women’s team.
FGCU also added dates against Eckerd on Sunday November 21 (6 p.m.) and Mercer on Sunday December 19 (2 p.m.).
The Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Invitational will see the Greens and Blues play in Western Michigan on Friday, November 26 (7 p.m.), Southeast Louisiana on Saturday, November 27 (7 p.m.) and Purdue Fort Wayne on Sunday, November 28 (6 p.m.) ). The two teams that will not play at the FGCU each day will meet at 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while the Western Michigan vs Southeastern Louisiana game on Sunday will switch at 1:30 p.m.
For previously announced ASUN contests, three matches have been moved from Thursday night to Tuesday boards. This moved the league opener against North Florida at Alico Arena to Tuesday, January 4. Road games at Kennesaw State (now Tuesday, Jan.11) and Stetson (now Tuesday, Jan.18) have also been affected.
Two more games could be announced at a later date. Additionally, the previously announced game at Georgia Southern has been postponed to another year.
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FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 85 regular season conference and tournament titles in just 14+ seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just nine seasons of DI playoff eligibility, the Eagles brought together 42 teams or individuals competing in the NCAA Championships. Eight FGCU programs placed in the top 25 in their respective sports, including women’s basketball (# 21, 2020-21), beach volleyball (# 20, 2021) and men’s football (2018 , 2019) and women’s football (2018) as three of the most recent. In 2016-2017, the Greens and Blues secured a sixth place, the best in the department, in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors Cup and a top 100 nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had the top seven ASUN and Florida State teams that won the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their rate of academic progress in their sport. FGCU also collectively achieved a record 3.50 GPA in the classroom in the fall semester of 2020 and outperformed the general undergraduate population of the University for 24 consecutive semesters. The Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters each saw another milestone, with all 15 programs each achieving a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Eagles also completed a record 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 – being recognized as one of two finalists for the NACDA Community Service First Prize presented by the Fiesta Bowl.