Originally written on roundballchat.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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 71-61 and became the first 15 seed team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in the history of the tourney. In a game that was eerily similar to their victory over the Georgetown Hoyas, the Eagles really turned it on nearly halfway through the second half. FGCU had to play the final six minutes of the first half and most of the first part of the second half without their inspirational leader, Sherwood Brown because of foul problems. However, as he returned to the game, you could sense momentum was turning, and in a big way. The Eagles inched out to an eight-point lead with 8:33 remaining. Then 10 points at 8:02...
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