No. 15 Seed Florida Gulf Coast Stuns Georgetown in First-Ever Tourney Game

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystMarch 22, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22:  Sherwood Brown #25 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles reacts in the second half against the Georgetown Hoyas\ during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Florida Gulf Coast wins!!

The ultimate Cinderella team has stunned No. 2 seed Georgetown in a seismic upset in Philadelphia, prevailing 78-68 in a second-round game in the South region.

Florida Gulf Coast (25-10), in just its second year as a Division I program, becomes just the seventh No. 15 seed to prevail in the Round of 64.

The Eagles, a 13.5-point underdog playing in its first-ever NCAA tournament game, battled Georgetown in a back-and-forth first half. Utilizing the push-the-tempo strategy coach Andy Enfield described to B/R readers in a Cinderella Diary article two days ago, Florida Gulf Coast then raced to a double-digit lead early in the second half and held off the Hoyas' late charge.

Georgetown (25-7), which entered with Final Four hopes after a recent 11-game winning streak and a pair of wins over top-5 opponents, is left to pick up the pieces after another early postseason exit.

Florida Gulf Coast advances to play the winner of the San Diego State vs. Oklahoma game.