Published: Nov 08, 2011 8:15 PM EST
Updated: Nov 08, 2011 8:16 PM EST

It's a big week for the FGCU Women's Basketball team. Clayton Ferraro is pleased to welcome back Karl Smesko. The women's team will begin playing regular season basketball. "It's nice to get a game under our belt, it will feel good." Coach Smesko was surprised that the women's 3-point line has been moved backward to match the men's line, but please to discover that the women have been shooting it pretty well. "They had been getting muscle memory for a certain distance and all of the sudden has been moved on them." One disappointment for Coach Smesko so far is that the "sense of urgency" hasn't shown up in practice yet. He hopes that the team will step up and show that competitive spirit in practice in order to get the attitude they need to win against some of the teams they expect to beat.

At a glance:
Last season, FGCU women's basketball finished 28-4.
They were picked to win Atlantic Sun by the coaches and media.
Two players have been selected to all-conference first team, (Chihil and Hansen)
The Season opener is on Sunday, November 11 at Seton Hall.