FORT MYERS, Fla. - Coming off an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 run that captivated the nation and turned Fort Myers into Dunk City, the FGCU men's basketball team will celebrate its 26-win season and Atlantic Sun Tournament title by holding its annual postseason banquet on Monday, April 15 in Alico Arena.
The banquet, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. with an autograph session immediately following the event. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Development Intern Kacey Chambers at 239-590-1491 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full table reservations are $350 and include eight attendees plus a player, coach or FGCU administrator at the table. A half table reservation is $175 for four attendees and a player or coach at the table. Individual reservations are $35 for adults and $20 for children (12 & under). Dress attire in business casual.
Led by second-year head coach Andy Enfield, the Eagles used a 13-5 A-Sun record in the regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in the conference postseason tournament. FGCU posted three consecutive double-digit wins en route to the A-Sun title and automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament in just its second year of postseason eligibility, culminating with an 88-75 victory over No. 1 seed and tournament host Mercer in the championship. Just appearing in its first NCAA Tournament wasn't good enough for FGCU, as it became the first No. 15 seed in NCAA history to advance to the Sweet 16 and the first team since the 1987 Florida squad to win its first two tournament games. The Eagles opened with a second round win over No. 2 seed Georgetown and followed with a win over No. 7 seed San Diego State in the third round to earn a trip to Dallas Cowboys Stadium for the South Region semifinals. FGCU capped its season with a program D1 record 26 wins (26-11), winning 14 of its last 17 games.