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Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Atlantic Sun gets a little clarity: FGCU still hopeful of WNIT bid after USC Upstate loss
All likely was not lost in Spartanburg, S.C.

Florida Gulf Coast University's 86-78 loss at USC Upstate on Thursday night likely scrapped the Eagles' plans of repeating as Atlantic Sun regular-season champions, and with it, one of two ways to get an automatic WNIT berth, the main goal since the Eagles won't be eligible for conference or NCAA tournament play until completing this season and one more of Division I transition.

There's an outside shot FGCU (22-6, 17-3 in A-Sun), which returned all five starters, still can win the title. If first-place East Tennessee State (19-8, 17-2) loses at Jacksonville (9-18, 8-11) at noon Saturday, FGCU gets the championship nod because the tiebreaker falls to how those teams fared against Jacksonville. The Eagles s