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Florida Gulf Coast, meet your glass slipper. The Eagles season to remember continued with a stunning yet efficient 78-68 victory over No. 2 seed Georgetown in the South Regional on Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Behind a game-high 24 points from senior guard Sherwood Brown, Florida Gulf Coast led by as many as 19 early in the second half before fending off the Hoyas late rally to clinch the upset in the programs first NCAA tournament game.
Some perspective: The Eagles became the seventh No. 15 seed to topple a No. 2, the third in two years (Norfolk State beat Missouri and Lehigh edged Duke last season); only six years ago did FGCU make the move to Division I from Division II; and, perhaps most impressive of all, this is the programs second season of NCAA tournament eligibility, after completing its Division I transition.
The road continues Sunday. Heres a closer look at Marchs newest darling.
RECORD: 25-10 (13-5, Atlantic Sun Conference, second place in regular season)
COACH: Andy Enfield (second season, 40-27 overall)
LOCATION: Fort Myers, Fla.
ENROLLMENT: 11,279 undergraduates; 1,376 graduate students (51 percent are from southwest Florida; 92 percent overall from Florida, 8 percent from out-of-state)
ACADEMICS: 1,530 average SAT score for incoming students; 2.99 average GPA for all current students
FAMOUS ALUMNI: Rep. Matt Caldwell (Florida House of Representatives); Don Carman (former left-handed pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers); Courtney Jolly (professional monster truck driver)
KEY STATS: Scoring offense (47th, 73.1 points per game); scoring defense (t-176th, 66.7 ppg); rebounds margin (140th, plus-1.236.6 rebounds per game); assists (t-90th, 14 per game); field-goal percentage (48th, 46.0 percent)
TOP SCORERS: Sherwood Brown (15.3 ppg), Bernard Thompson (14.0 ppg), Chase Fieler (12.2 ppg)
RPI: 93th (.5444)
STREAK: Won six consecutive. Its the second-longest winning streak of the season, behind a run of seven consecutive victories from Jan. 19-Feb. 14.
ROAD TO AN UPSET: Beat North Florida (73-63), Stetson (72-58) and Mercer (88-75) to win their first Atlantic Sun tournament title. The victory over No. 2 seed Georgetown was the Eagles first NCAA tournament triumph.
SOURCES: Florida Gulf Coast, Wikipedia
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The darling of the NCAA Tournament, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles, probably wouldn’t have been in position to pull off their historical upset of the Georgetown Hoyas if it wasn’t for senior guard Sherwood Brown. He is averaging 15.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds in his final season in Ft Myers, and was the catalyst in Friday’s win with 24 points. But an offseason arrest...
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After an impressive victory over the San Diego State Aztecs, Florida Gulf Coast’s Sherwood Brown went through and shook the announcers hands again. Might as well keep the same routine, with how the Eagles are rolling they shouldn’t change a single thing.
via YouTube This is what happens when a 15-seed makes it to the Sweet 16. We haven’t seen it before (because it’s never happened). After upsetting the 2-seed Georgetown on Friday, FGCU beat the 7-seed San Diego State Sunday behind Bernard Thomson’s 23 points, Sherwood Brown’s 17 points and eight rebounds and Brett Comer’s 10 points and 14 assists. Head coach Andy...
The baby basketball program out of Fort Myers, FL can celebrate how every they want after they defeated the Georgtown 78-68 in one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history. Sherwood Brown and Christophe Varidel broke out with some awesome dance moves in the locker room as they greeted head coach Andy Enfield. Varidel (#5) only played six minutes and is originally from Switzerland...
Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
The Eagles, in their second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, became just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2.
FGCU (25-10) will play...
With the game all but over, Florida Gulf Coast’s Sherwood Brown started shaking hands with announcers, Kevin Harlan, Len Elmore and Reggie Miller while his teammate got ready to shoot free throws. The Eagles leader managed to crack a smile with the upset over #2 seed Georgetown in hand.
Florida Gulf Coast is the 7th 15-seed ever to beat a 2-seed. FGCU’s 10-point win is the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
The Eagles, in their second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, became just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2...
Not even many basketball fans knew about Florida Gulf Coast just a couple of weeks ago. They do now -- the Eagles are the first No. 15 seed to make the Sweet 16.
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Let’s see a show of hands: who had Florida Gulf Coast winning two games in the 2013 NCAA tournament? We don’t believe you. There’s no way anyone could have predicted any 15-seed would make it to the Sweet 16, much less a school making its first trip to the NCAA tournament.
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Everyone watching the NCAA Tournament was wondering if the clock would strike midnight for the Cinderella team of 2013, Florida Gulf Coast University. The team that has captured the hearts of Southwest Florida and basketball fans across the country didn’t disappoint as they made NCAA Tournament history on Sunday night. The FGCU Eagles defeated the San Diego State University Aztecs...
By Steve Etter
Miami Bureau Reporter
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by Steve Etter
Miami Bureau Reporter
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