The Florida Gulf Coast University women's basketball team's journey to the 2012 NCAA tournament.
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Last updated: 03/17/12 at 04:22 AM
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With hundreds of fans on hand during an Alico Arena watch party, the Eagles learn they’re a 12th seed in the Raleigh (N.C.) Regional and will face fifth-seeded St. Bonaventure in their first-ever NCAA tournament matchup at 2:30 this afternoon at Florida State’s home floor in Tallahassee. The game will be televised on ESPN2.
FGCU routs second-seeded Stetson, 67-39, to win the A-Sun tourney.
FGCU shoots down No. 5 Kennesaw State, 76-53, in an A-Sun semifinal.
Top-seeded FGCU beats No. 8 East Tennessee State, 79-63, in its first-ever A-Sun tourney matchup at Mercer in Macon, Ga.
FGCU beats Stetson, 79-56, at home to secure the outright A-Sun regular-season title, the Eagles’ third in five D-I seasons.
The Eagles beat defending Big Ten champ Michigan State, 59-58, in Alico Arena.
FGCU completes its four years of transition into Division I.
FGCU falls, 74-69, against Florida in a second-round WNIT matchup.
FGCU beats Drexel, 73-67, at home in a WNIT first-rounder.
FGCU nets its second A-Sun regular-season title with a 64-59 home win against Jacksonville.
FGCU loses, 88-81, in overtime at eventual WNIT champ South Florida.
The Eagles beat George Washington 97-94 in two overtimes in a home WNIT first-rounder.
FGCU secures its first A-Sun regular-season title thanks to East Tennessee’s loss at Jacksonville. FGCU was 17-3 in A-Sun play and the Eagles lost their first-round WNIT matchup at Miami.
FGCU’s women’s basketball teams shocks Florida 88-86 in front of 2,866 fans at Alico Arena in the season-opener.
FGCU loses, 60-55, at Florida in a WNIT second-rounder.
FGCU hosts its first WNIT game. The Eagles beat South Florida 67-65 in front of 2,742 fans at Alico Arena.
FGCU wins its first A-Sun game, 65-54, at home against Stetson.
FGCU loses its first-ever Atlantic Sun game, 62-58, at Jacksonville.
FGCU wins its first-ever D-I game, 71-52, against Central Connecticut State in Alico Arena.
FGCU plays its first game as a Division I program, losing 93-53 at home against Florida State.
FGCU enters the D-II national title game as the country’s top-ranked team and with a 34-0 record but is stunned, 61-45, by Southern Connecticut State.
FGCU beats Clayton State, 61-57, in the Final Four in Kearney Neb.
FGCU beats North Dakota, 83-64, in the D-II Elite Eight.
FGCU beats Benedict, Valdosta State and Delta State at home to win the (D-II) South Regional.
After six years as an independent, most of them spent attempting to join the Sunshine State Conference, Florida’s only Division II grouping, FGCU officially joins Division I’s Atlantic Sun Conference.
FGCU accepts invitation to join the Atlantic Sun.
FGCU loses, 57-48, against No. 7 Delta State.
FGCU beats No. 9 Rollins College, 48-46, in a D-II South Regional matchup at Henderson State (Ark.).
FGCU’s Board of Trustees approves recommendation for the athletic program to move up to NCAA Division I.
FGCU wins at No. 22 (Division II) Valdosta State, 54-47.
The NCAA grants FGCU, previously an NAIA program, a waiver on its remaining Division II provisional membership. The school officially becomes a full-fledged Division II member on Sept. 1.
FGCU beats Ohio Dominican, 75-58, at home in its first-ever game. That NAIA team finishes 30-1.