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Donovan knew preseason FGCU was good

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They may have been a surprise team from the early going for most of America, but not Billy Donovan. His friendship with Florida Gulf Coast University head coach Andy Enfield almost led to a preseason match-up between the schools. Instead, the head Gator was more worried about facing a team the Eagles just upset in the tourney. Donovan knew back then this team from SW Florida was really good.

Billy Donovan was trying to prepare his team for an upcoming game against highly ranked Georgetown at the beginning of the season. He had an option to play a team similar in style to Georgetown in Rollins College or a fast break up-tempo team like we all know in FGCU. Donovan chose the former because of the ability that Rollins afforded in style of play. As it turns out, the game with Georgetown... Recommended Stories

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