National Champ South Carolina headlines the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase women’s field

ESTERO, Fla. – South Carolina, which beat Stanford and Mississippi State in the Final Four to capture its first national championship, headlines the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase, the annual men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments played each Thanksgiving at Germain Arena. Notre Dame and local favorite South Florida join the Gamecocks in the women’s bracket.…

Houston wins Gulf Coast Showcase men’s title with last-second shot

ESTERO, Fla. – Junior forward Devin Davis banked in a layup as time expired to lift the University of Houston Men’s Basketball program to a 72-71 win over Vermont in the Gulf Coast Showcase championship game on Wednesday evening inside Germain Arena. Trailing 71-67 with 1:24 remaining, the Cougars moved to within a point when junior guard Wes VanBeck drained…

2016 Gulf Coast Showcase men’s and women’s tournaments announced

ESTERO, Fla. – A deep women’s field headlined by two top-10 teams and last season’s national runner-up will descend upon Southwest Florida when the fourth-annual Gulf Coast Showcase tips off during Thanksgiving week. In addition to the hometown FGCU Eagles, the ladies’ draw features Ohio State, Baylor and Syracuse among the eight-team field. The men’s tournament…