Florida Gulf Coast loses for 1st time this season

Florida Gulf Coast lost for the first time this season Thursday

night, falling to Stetson 70-52.

Duke is the only unbeaten women’s team left in Division I

basketball.

Sarah Hansen scored 16 points to lead the Eagles, who had won

their first 14 games.

The defeat came a game after the Eagles set an NCAA record for

3-pointers with 55 shots in a 87-52 victory over Mercer on

Monday.

Florida Gulf Coast, off to its best start since starting to move

to Division I in 2007-08, shot 7 for 31 from behind the arc on

Thursday night.

The Eagles, who have beaten Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, and

Montana had received one vote in the poll the last few weeks. Since

they are still transitioning to Division I, they aren’t eligible

yet to play in the NCAA tournament.