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Neither women's hoop or JoGus can gain easy entry

FIU's women's basketball team arrived at the University of South Florida's Campus Recreation Center, USF's temporary home with a gym that would be disdained by Eastbrook Elementary School, for Saturday night's Women's NIT second round game less than 2 hours before tipoff...and found the place locked. And nobody around to open things up.


Their heel cooling time wasn't long. But it being did nothing to dispel the notion that this was the Women's National Improv Tournament. Why the tournament chose USF's temp home with such modern accoutrements...



over The Branch -- especially as this game isn't exactly packing the house either place -- is quite the mystery. FIU did put in a bid for the second round.

Meanwhile, at Auburn...


If freshman Johanna Gustafsdottir had swam her seed time of 1:54.40 in Saturday morning's 200 backstroke preliminary, she still wouldn't have made the final. But she would've been 15th and actually only .58 of a second from the final. But Gustafsdottir came home in 1:57.12, 36th best. Thus ends her season, which included three Sun Belt swimming titles and the conference's Swimmer of the Year honor. Her next major swims will be qualifying for Iceland's Olympic team.




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