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Florida Gulf Coast’s present sees its past

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For the first time since 2013, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles qualified for the NCAA Tournament. For the first time since 2011 the Southern California Trojans will take part in the Big Dance. What do those two programs have in common? The Eagles were coached that year by Andy Enfield and the Trojans of 2016 are led by the same guy. At 47, Enfield is no youngster and has gained some good experience as an assistant in the NBA and…

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Selection Sunday: “Fastest night in college basketball”

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For teams that got a coveted spot in the NCAA Tournament, finding out where and who they’re playing was not the end of selection-night drama. It was only the beginning. And that’s especially true for eight teams that are opening-round bound. Scenes like one at Florida Gulf Coast were playing out at plenty of schools Sunday night. It was nearly 10 p.m. Sunday and people in three different offices at FGCU are calling the school’s top donors, asking whether they…

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