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Cindy Russo's Best Wins


Saturday -- Tennis vs. George Washington, 9 a.m.

Saturday -- Women's Basketball vs. Rice, noon

Saturday -- Softball vs. Delaware, 4 p.m.

Saturday -- Softball vs. Holy Cross, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday -- Softball vs. Holy Cross, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday -- Baseball vs. St. Thomas, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday -- Baseball vs. Missouri, 3 p.m.

Thursday -- Softball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.

Friday -- Softball vs. Siena, 4:30 p.m.

Friday -- Softball vs. Central Connecticut State, 7 p.m.

Friday -- Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 6:30

FIU honoring former women's basketball coach Cindy Russo and 26-year assistant/associate coach Inge Nissen at halftime of today's noon game against Rice prompted me to ask Russo for her top five wins at FIU. Not an easy task culling five from 667. But here's what she put forth:

FIU 81, Old Dominion 76, Mar. 16, 1995 -- In the first round of the NCAA tournament, FIU knocks out Russo and Nissen's alma mater to get the program's first NCAA tournament win in the senior year of Third Team All-America guard Andrea Nagy and Honorable Mention All-America center Albena Branzova. Freshman Gergana Branzova was a freshman All-America.

FIU 82, Wake Forest 78, Nov. 30, 1995 -- In the freshman year of Dalma Ivanyi, the Panthers upset the Deacons at Wake Forest.

FIU 59, Marquette 45, Mar. 15, 1998 -- NCAA Regional first round game at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

FIU 69, Tulane 55, Mar. 13, 2014 -- No. 13 seed FIU upset No. 4 seed Tulane in the Conference USA tournament semifinal behind 50 percent shooting and 34 points from Jerica Coley. The Panthers closed the game on an 11-0 run, 10 points of which came from Coley. 

Beating the University of Miami over there -- Any of the nine times FIU won at Coral Gables.





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