FGCU Males’s Basketball Developments to Satisfy Drexel in 2022 Gulf Coastline Display Semifinals

November 22, 2022

Rub Chambers recognizes his Eagles can play top quality basketball. Currently he wishes to see it in back-to-back video games.

. Chambers and also the Environment-friendly & Blue obtain that chance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, when they handle Drexel in the semifinals of the 2022 Gulf Coastline Display at Hertz Sector. Fresh off Monday evening’s 82-61 triumph over North Kentucky that enhanced FGCU to 3-2, Drexel (3-1) waits for after downing UT Arlington 59-38.

” There is no question we have some tools and also some offending power– it’s the psychological sturdiness and also psychological conditioning that maintains me up in the evening,” Chambers stated after Monday’s triumph. “Can you do it once again? Can you do it back-to-back evenings? Exactly how do you react? We reacted after Tennessee, and also I’m actually happy with that. Yet can we do it (Tuesday)?”

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FGCU (3-2) outscored NKU 48-30 in the 2nd fifty percent with 8 of its 12 3-pointers dropping in that duration. Junior guard
Chase Johnston ( Boca Raton, Fla./ Westminster Academy/Stetson) and also elderly guard Dahmir Diocesan ( Philly, Pa./ Imhotep Charter/Xavier/St. Joseph’s) integrated for 21 factors in the 2nd fifty percent with each completing the evening with 14 factors.

Junior ahead
Zach Anderson ( Apopka, Fla./ Apopka HS) had a game-high 20 factors in the triumph, his 2nd 20-plus factor video game of the period, while graduate guard Caleb Catto ( Cape Reefs, Fla./ Southwest Florida Christian Academy) and also elderly guard Isaiah Thompson ( Zionsville, Ind./ Zionsville HS/Purdue) each included 10 factors.

Anderson is leading FGCU in racking up and also recoiling via 5 video games, balancing 14.8 factors and also 7.2 rebounds. Johnston provides 13.6 factors per video game, and also Thompson includes 11.2 per getaway. The Eagles have actually tinned 55 3-pointers because period, while challengers have actually made simply 31.

Drexel’s protection was the tale in its semifinal triumph, holding UT Arlington to simply 25.4 percent capturing from the area– and also 16.7 percent capturing in a 2nd fifty percent that saw UT Arlington rating simply 13 factors. Drexel, selected to complete 7th in the 13-team Colonial Athletic Seminar, obtains 14.7 factors and also 9.3 rebounds per video game from Amari Williams and also 14 factors per video game from Coletrane Washington.

The Dragons are 2-0 versus FGCU perpetuity, with success can be found in in 2006 (73-37 in Philly) and also 2007 (77-58 at Alico Sector). FGCU is currently 3-4 in 3 advancing Gulf Coastline Display looks.

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Rub Chambers
was formally presented as the 5th FGCU males’s basketball head train in March 2022 bringing a riches of experience in university basketball highlighted by head mentoring jobs at Penn State and also Boston College. Chambers invested 9 years leading the Penn State (2011-20) program and also 2 years as head train at Boston College (2009-11). He has 193 profession triumphes because period consisting of 4 20-plus win periods. Component of his profession as a head train was highlighted by leading the Nittany Lions to a No. 9 nationwide position in 2019-20 which linked the program’s best-ever position embed in 1996. Before ending up being a head train, he invested 5 periods as component of the Villanova team aiding the Wildcats to a Last 4 (2009 ), 2 Elite 8, and also 3 Pleasant Sixteen looks throughout his period.


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FGCU groups have actually integrated to win an amazing 93 meeting normal period and also event titles in simply 15-plus periods at the Department I level. In addition, in simply 11-plus periods of D-I postseason qualification, the Eagles have actually had a consolidated 46 groups or people contend in NCAA champions. In 2022, the males’s golf group came to be the very first program to gain an at-large berth to the NCAA Event. 8 FGCU programs have actually gained a top-25 nationwide position in their particular sporting activity – consisting of ladies’s basketball (No. 20, 2021-22), coastline volley ball (No. 20, 2022) and also both males’s football (2018, 2019) and also ladies’s football (2018) as 4 of one of the most current. In 2016-17, the Environment-friendly & & Blue uploaded a department-best sixth-place coating in the DI-AAA Learfield Supervisors’ Mug and also top-100 revealing across the country, in advance of a number of Power-5 and also FBS organizations. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and also state of Florida finest 7 groups gain the NCAA’s Public Acknowledgment Honor for their Academic Development Price in their sporting activity. FGCU likewise jointly gained a document 3.50 grade point average in the class in the loss 2020 term and also has actually outshined the basic College undergraduate populace for 26 successive terms. The previous 6 terms (Loss 2019– Springtime 2022) saw one more landmark got to as all 15 programs accomplished a 3.0-or-higher advancing group grade point average. The Eagles likewise offered an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hrs in 2017 – being acknowledged as one of 2 runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Social work Honor provided by the Feast Dish.