Florida Gulf Coast Continues To Shock, Advancing To Sweet 16

These guys representing a campus in Ft. Myers are really putting on for the underdogs! Tonight they became the 1st #15 seed in history to make the sweet 16.

Now being dubbed “Dunk City”, FGCU put on a vertical clinic vs. San Diego State. The game’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Bernard Thompson, had his 2nd straight game of 20+ points. For the regular season, he averaged 14 ppg. They also outshot SDSU in the paint, an impressive 44-30. This is a high energy, run-and-gun team that’s proving they can keep up with these higher caliber offenses.

The FGCU Eagles will face the Gators up next. What I find interesting about this squad’s record is that they beat Miami in their home opener back in November. At 1 point, the Eagles were up by 15 and won by 12. They lost to Duke and VCU in the regular season though. They’re the Cinderella for this year’s March Madness. I can’t wait to see which FL team comes out on top next week.



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