You didn't think we were going to get through the entire round of 64 without a top-two seed going down, did you?
Sure, Harvard toppled No. 3 New Mexico on Thursday night, but this has been the season of parity. The unexpected has become the ordinary. There just had to be a No. 15 seed shock the world.
Thank you, Florida Gulf Coast.
The mighty Eagles of the Atlantic Sun Conference, who beat Miami earlier this season, sent No. 2 Georgetown packing on Friday night with a dominant 78-68 win.
The Eagles backcourt of Sherwood Brown and Bernard Thompson combined for 47 points and 16 rebounds and Hoyas' superstar Otto Porter Jr. was held to 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting leading to the shocker.
Gary Parrish @GaryParrishCBS
Florida Gulf Coast trying to keep Amanda Enfield in this NCAA tournament. Up 24-22 on Georgetown at the half. #GetTheModelToTheRoundOf323/22/2013, 11:43:51 PM
As it tends to do, Twitter exploded throughout the upset.
First and foremost, CBS Sports' Gary Parrish had some important news. Amanda Enfield is still in the tournament:
Brad Evans @YahooNoise
Florida Gulf Coast has only been in existence as a D-1 school for six years. Right now running roughshod over Georgetown.3/23/2013, 12:19:42 AM
For the uninitiated, Enfield is the wife of FGCU head coach Andy Enfield, and she is not difficult on the eyes.
ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo
Florida Gulf Coast is up 13 on Georgetown. 15-seeds are 6-108 all-time against 2-seeds. Will FGCU pull off the upset?3/23/2013, 12:19:30 AM
Doug Gottlieb @GottliebShow
Pitt thinks Georgetown is embarrassing the Big East3/23/2013, 12:20:30 AM
CBS Sports' Doug Gottlieb, meanwhile, pointed out that the Big East criticism wasn't limited to the Hoyas as Pittsburgh got destroyed by Wichita State on Thursday night:
Jeff Borzello @jeffborzello
If Georgetown loses, they'll only be missing a 13 and 16 seed in early-round upset bingo.3/23/2013, 12:43:57 AM
Unfortunately for Georgetown, the Hoyas aren't strangers to the wrong side of upsets in the NCAA tournament (via CBS Sports' Jeff Borzello):
Andy Glockner @AndyGlockner
Georgetown looks like a wishbone team trying to throw.3/23/2013, 12:51:59 AM
At least they're winning something.
When Georgetown, a team that normally relies on its defensive prowess, fell behind by double digits and was forced to score quickly, Sports Illustrated's Andy Glockner had this perfect comparison:
The Hoyas made it slightly interesting in the final moments, but then Brett Comer threw Chase Fieler an epic alley-oop that sealed the win and nearly shut down Twitter.
John Gasaway @JohnGasaway
No. That didn't happen. No.3/23/2013, 1:00:25 AM
J.A. Adande @jadande
Florida Lob Coast3/23/2013, 1:00:34 AM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Was that FGCU's Farokhmanesh moment?3/23/2013, 1:00:57 AM
Pat Forde @YahooForde
That may be the greatest play in Cinderella history. un flipping real.3/23/2013, 1:01:29 AM
March at its finest.
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