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The amount of rebounds FGCU pulled down against USF, the most in a single game since 53 versus Lipscomb during the 2011-12 season. Tuesday’s game was the 1st in program history that finished in 2 OTs; FGCU has now played 14 overtime games (5-9 record), 12 of which were 1 OT contests and 1 which went to 3 OTs. Bernard Thompson’s points-pergame average entering Tuesday game, which was third on the team. He now leads FGCU at 15.9 per outing, 1.8 better than anyone else.

When head coach Joe Dooley took over the FGCU program in the offseason, one of the key areas the former Kansas assistant emphasized was taking care of the ball. Last year, FGCU ranked 282nd in the nation in turnovers per game at 14.7. This season, the Eagles are already ranked among the top 100 teams in the country at No. 95 with an average of just 12.4 giveaways per game.

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Nate Hicks’ rebound-per-game average coming into the game at USF, which also was third on the roster. He’s now tied for second at 5.9.

FGCU has made at least one 3-pointer in 123 consecutive games. Only twice since the program’s inception in 2002-03 have the Eagles failed to make a 3 in a game, and those games occurred back-to-back during the 2009-10 season. FGCU went 0-10 against UNF and then USF’s total points in the paint completed the homestand by going 0-8 versus Jacksonagainst the Eagles Tuesday, more ville two days later. Until that point, the Green and Blue than 10 over the average FGCU was had knocked down a 3-pointer in 228 straight games.

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Brett Comer has 12 career double-figure assist games. The player with the next closest total in the A-Sun is Mercer senior Langston Hall who only has three such games. Last year, 10 of FGCU’s 11 losses came away from Alico Arena, and so far this season only one of the Eagles losses have occurred outside the friendly FGCU has become one of the confines of The Nest. Dating back to last first schools in the nation to year, FGCU has won 10 of its past 11 home games, and boasts a 19-2 record at Alico partner with ECAL, enabling Arena since the start of the 2012-13 cam- Eagles fans immediate access to a dynamic calendar marketpaign. (Losses: Lipscomb, Iona).

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Looking further into the Eagles’ home-court advantage, FGCU’s first non-conference loss at Alico since the 2010-11 season took place Dec. 1 against Iona, breaking a stretch of 15 straight wins at home. The Green and Blue went 5-0 in 2011-12, 7-0 in 2012-13 and is 4-1 this year.

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Home (4-1)/ROAD (1-4) BREAKDOWN CAT. HOME AWAY PPG 74.2 62.8 D-PPG 60.6 74.0 FG% 52.2 40.8 D-FG% 39.3 47.4 3-PT% 41.1 26.7 RPG 38.0 34.0 FT% 55.2 67.1

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The only category in which FGCU has been significantly better on the road than at home is free-throw shooting as the Eagles are connecting at just 55.2 percent (48-87) at home but do so at a 67.1-percent clip (55-82) on the road. Furthermore, in FGCU’s first three road games, both Chase Fieler and Nate Hicks got into early foul trouble as each starter picked up two fouls in each game after just eight minutes of action. For Fieler, the Eagles lone senior picked up both of his fouls within the first five minutes of the games starting.

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FGCU men's basketball game notes for the Eagles game at Mississippi State Thursday night on CSS.