FGCU Hits NCAA-Best 20 3-pointers in Topping Mercer

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

FORT MYERS- Fla. – The FGCU women’s basketball team knocked down a 2010-11 NCAA single-game high 20 three-pointers on a NCAA Division I record 55 long range attempts en route to a 87-52 Atlantic Sun win over Mercer on Monday night in front of 1,660 fans at Alico Arena.

The Eagles’ 20 three-point makes are one short of the NCAA record of 21 set by New Mexico State on Feb. 23, 2002. The 20 three's are also an A-Sun record, as FGCU made 10 in each half, highlighted by a 10-for-21 clip in the final frame in which it out-scored the Bears 50-26.

The Blue and Green, who lead the nation in three-point field goals per game (11.9), have drained double digit three-pointers 10 times on the season and now have 167 triples as a team, including 98 in the last seven contests. Six different players made at least one trey for the Blue and Green, led by junior Eglah Griffin’s (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar HS/Seminole CC) career best 7-of-12 night.

Ranked No. 3 in the CollegInsider.com Mid-Major poll and receiving votes in both national polls, FGCU remains one of two unbeatens at 14-0 overall and 7-0 in the A-Sun. The Eagles also stretched their home unbeaten streak at Alico Arena to 32 games.