2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team

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2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball
Florida Gulf Coast University Wordmark.jpg
Atlantic Sun Regular Season Co–Champions
NIT, First round
Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
2013–14 record 22–13 (14–4 A-Sun)
Head coach Joe Dooley (1st year)
Assistant coach Marty Richter (3rd year)
Assistant coach Michael Fly (3rd year)
Assistant coach Jamill Jones (1st year)
Home arena Alico Arena
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Mercer 14 4   .778     27 9   .750
Florida Gulf Coast 14 4   .778     22 13   .629
USC Upstate 11 7   .611     19 15   .559
East Tennessee State 10 8   .556     19 16   .543
Lipscomb 10 8   .556     15 15   .500
North Florida 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Jacksonville 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Northern Kentucky* 5 13   .278     9 21   .300
Stetson 5 13   .278     7 24   .226
Kennesaw State 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
2014 Atlantic Sun Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to Div. I transition

The 2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team represented Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. FGCU was a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and were the defending A-Sun Tournament champion. They played their home games at Alico Arena.

The team went through many changes for the 2013–14 season. Head coach Andy Enfield left to take the same job at USC[1] and former Kansas assistant Joe Dooley takes over as head coach.[2] Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year Sherwood Brown graduated and turned professional, signing a contract with Israel's Maccabi Haifa B.C. in July 2013.[3]

They finished the season 22–13, 14–4 in Atlantic Sun play to finish in a tie for the regular season conference championship with Mercer. At the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament they advanced to their third consecutive championship game where they lost to Mercer. Due to failing to win the conference tournament as the #1 seed, they earned an automatic bid to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to Florida State.

Pre-season[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Coach Old Position New Position
Andy Enfield Head Coach USC Head Coach[1]
Joe Dooley Kansas Assistant FGCU Head Coach[2]
Martin Richter FGCU Assistant FGCU Assoc. Head Coach
Jamill Jones Washington D.C.'s Nike Team Takeover Assistant FGCU Assistant[4]

Player changes[edit]

Player Previous Institution New Institution
Sherwood Brown FGCU Graduated
Eddie Murray FGCU Graduated
Jordan Neff FGCU Gordan State[5]
Alexander Blessing FGCU Rollins[6]
Christophe Varidel FGCU Chaminade[7]
Leonard Livingston Jr. FGCU Pensacola State College[8]
Logan Hovey Paul J. Hagerty High School FGCU[9]
Brian Greene Jr. Auburn FGCU[10]
Julian DeBose Rice FGCU[11]
Marc-Eddy Norelia Tulane FGCU[12]
Nick Pellar Auburn FGCU[13]
Kevin Boyle Jr. Emerson College FGCU[13]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 0 Comer, BrettBrett Comer 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Jr Winter Park High School Winter Park, Florida
F/C 1 Hicks, NateNate Hicks 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 217 lb (98 kg) RS Jr J. R. Arnold High School Panama City Beach, Florida
G 2 Thompson, BernardBernard Thompson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Jr Rockdale County High School Conyers, Georgia
G 3 DeBose, JulianJulian DeBose Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Jr St. John's College High School Washington, D.C.
G 4 Shoon, ArmandArmand Shoon (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Westwood Christian School Miami, Florida
G 5 Jones, JamailJamail Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Montverde Academy Atlanta, Georgia
F 10 Horvey, LoganLogan Horvey Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Paul J. Hagerty High School Orlando, Florida
F 11 Pellar, NickNick Pellar (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So IMG Academy Munster, Indiana
F 12 McKnight, EricEric McKnight 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Princeton Day Raleigh, North Carolina
G 14 Greene Jr., BrianBrian Greene Jr. Current redshirt 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So IMG Academy Chicago, Illinois
F 15 Cvjeticanin, FilipFilip Cvjeticanin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Jr The American School of Madrid Zagreb, Croatia
F 20 Fieler, ChaseChase Fieler (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Parkersburg South High School Parkersburg, West Virginia
F 21 Allen, TeJaiTeJai Allen (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Fleming Island High School Jacksonville, FL
G 22 Boyle Jr., KevinKevin Boyle Jr. (W) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr St. Patrick High School Rahway, NJ
F 24 Blake, MarcusMarcus Blake (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 196 lb (89 kg) RS Jr American Heritage School Miami, Florida
F 25 Norelia, Marc-EddyMarc-Eddy Norelia Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Olympia High School Orlando, Florida
G 35 Graf, DajuanDajuan Graf 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Phillip O. Berry Academy Charlotte, North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: February 12, 2014

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Regular season
November 8* 9:00 pm at Nebraska Pinnacle Bank ArenaLincoln, NE BTN L 55–79  15,119 0–1
November 12* 7:00 am Hartford Alico ArenaFort Myers, FL
(ESPN College Tip-Off Marathon)
ESPN2 W 65–51  4,525 1–1
November 15* 6:00 pm at Furman Timmons ArenaGreenville, SC CSS W 70–69  1,657 2–1
November 18* 7:05 pm Eckerd Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ASun.tv W 55–72  4,124 3–1
November 23* 7:05 pm Ave Maria Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ASun.tv W 56–79  4,633 4–1
November 26* 7:00 pm at NC State PNC ArenaRaleigh, NC ESPN3 L 62–82  11,123 4–2
December 1* 2:05 pm Iona Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 L 72–90  3,779 4–3
December 7* 4:00 pm at FIU U.S. Century Bank ArenaMiami, FL FS1 L 61–72  2,085 4–4
December 14* 1:05 pm Samford Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 83–51  2,785 5–4
December 17* 7:00 pm South Florida USF Sun DomeTampa, FL
(Las Vegas Classic)
ESPNU L 66–68 2OT 4,105 5–5
December 19* 9:00 pm Mississippi State Humphrey ColiseumStarkville, MS
(Las Vegas Classic)
CSS L 53–66  5,902 5–6
December 22* 5:30 pm Florida A&M Orleans ArenaParadise, NV
(Las Vegas Classic)
W 77–68  N/A 6–6
December 23* 5:00 pm Radford Las Vegas Classic • Paradise, NV
(Las Vegas Classic)
L 63–64  N/A 6–7
December 30 7:05 pm Northern Kentucky Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 56–60  4,534 7–7 (1–0)
January 1 5:05 pm Lipscomb Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 62–75  3,368 8–7 (2–0)
January 5 1:00 pm at Stetson Edmunds CenterDeLand, FL CSS W 68–55  1,248 9–7 (3–0)
January 9 7:00 pm at North Florida UNF ArenaJacksonville, FL ASun.tv W 79–75  3,181 10–7 (4–0)
January 11 3:15 pm at Jacksonville Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena • Jacksonville, FL ASun.tv L 69–76  804 10–8 (4–1)
January 16 7:05 pm USC Upstate Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 60–63  4,580 11–8 (5–1)
January 18 7:33 pm East Tennessee State Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 90–62  4,605 12–8 (6–1)
January 23 7:00 pm at Mercer Hawkins ArenaMacon, GA Asun.TV L 55–68  3,500 12–9 (6–2)
January 25 12:00 pm at Kennesaw State KSU Convocation CenterKennesaw, GA ESPN3 W 83–62  1,671 13–9 (7–2)
January 31 7:05 pm Stetson Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL CSS W 71–68  4,633 14–9 (8–2)
February 6 7:05 pm Jacksonville Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 100–71  4,416 15–9 (9–2)
February 8 7:05 pm North Florida Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 73–46  4,633 16–9 (10–2)
February 13 7:00 pm at East Tennessee State ETSU/MSHA Athletic CenterJohnson City, TN Asun.TV L 81–89  2,773 16–10 (10–3)
February 15 2:00 pm at USC Upstate G. B. Hodge CenterSpartanburg, SC ESPN3 W 84–80  807 17–10 (11–3)
February 21 6:05 pm Mercer Alico, Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPNU W 75–61  4,664 18–10 (12–3)
February 23 1:35 pm Kennesaw State Alico, Arena • Fort Myers, FL ESPN3 W 78–68  4,458 19–10 (13–3)
February 27 7:00 pm at Lipscomb Allen ArenaNashville, TN ESPN3 L 71–92  2,942 19–11 (13–4)
March 1 1:00 pm at Northern Kentucky The Bank of Kentucky CenterHighland Heights, KY ESPN3 W 92–72  3,742 20–11 (14–4)
Atlantic Sun Tournament
March 4 7:00 pm Stetson Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN3 W 77–55  4,673 21–11
March 6 6:30 pm East Tennessee State Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL
(Semifinals)
CSS/ESPN3 W 69–64  4,668 22–11
March 9 2:00 pm Mercer Alico Arena • Fort Myers, FL
(Championship)
ESPN2 L 60–68  4,702 22–12
NIT
March 18* 7:00 pm at (1) Florida State #(8) Donald L. Tucker Civic CenterTallahassee, FL
(First round)
ESPN2 L 53–58  2,734 22–13
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NIT is seed within region. All times are in Eastern Time.

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