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.