Florida-Gulf Coast is in the Bahamas for their foreign trip, abut their team is not whole.
Only eight healthy players are in the islands and suiting up for the Eagles, which creates a tricky situation when dealing with referees that have a tight whistle. With 1:36 left in a game against the Providence Storm — which featured, among others, members of the Bahamian National Team — a fourth Eagle fouled out, meaning that FGCU had to try and defend an 88-83 lead with just four players on the court.
Making matters worse, a fifth FGCU player fouled out with 40 seconds left, meaning that Joe Dooley’s club had to try and defend an 89-87 lead with just three players — Kevin Mickle, Christian Terrell and Maxx Bleecher.
It didn’t work.
The Bahamians tied up the game at 89.
But after Mickle made a free throw with 13 seconds left and the Eagles managed to force a turnover on the ensuing possession, they left with a 92-89 win.
You can see the video of the crazy final sequence below: