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Fans cheer during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Fans cheer during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.

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Fans crowd around ESPN's LaPhonso Ellis while he is filming for television during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Brian Greene Jr. high fives his teammates while being welcomed to the arena during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Fans cheer during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Cheerleaders Janessa Sanctious, Sam Page, and Lindsey Miceli, left to right, apply temporary 'fgcu' tattoos during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Cheerleaders get the crowd riled up during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Candace Norton, center, cheers with other students during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team scrimmages during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Florida Gulf Coast University's team mascot gets the crowd riled up during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team scrimmages during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The men's basketball team is cheered by a full stadium as they come out into the crowd during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Head coach of the Florida Gulf Coast University basketball team speaks to a crowded stadium during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The 2013 Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team is cheered by the crowd during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The men's basketball team sits on the side during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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A dunk contest during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The women's basketball team is welcomed into the arena during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Florida Gulf Coast University's team mascot gets the crowd riled up during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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The Florida Gulf Coast University's men's basketball team scrimmages during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Cheerleaders get ready to go onto the arena during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Fans cheer during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.
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Florida Gulf Coast University's team mascot holds a sign up for fans during Midnight Madness, Florida Gulf Coast University's first official basketball event of the season, on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Alico Arena. For the first time in its history, FGCU's men's basketball team is showcased alongside eight of the premier college basketball programs in the country. ESPN selected Dunk City as one of its nine destinations for the annual Midnight Madness coverage on ESPNU.

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