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Big lead and dreams fade for Eagles

Chase Fieler and the Eagles were flying early

The Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagle basketball team came in to the NCAA Tournament with lofty expectations and left with a half empty feeling. Their improbable run through the field of 68 was longer than anyone outside of Ft. Myers Florida would have imagined, but a few games short of what they thought they could accomplish. The Florida Gators got in the way of that run.

With 7:05 left on the clock in the first half of Friday's game between Florida and FGCU the Eagles led 21-11 and had everything going their way. Cinderella had boxing gloves on and was taking it to her step sisters. Then the proverbial clock seemed to hit midnight. It was a little before midnight on the east coast to be exact, but we started to see the Eagles being a little undressed by the... Recommended Stories

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