Twitter Reacts as FGCU Knocks No. 2 Seed Georgetown out of Tournament
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.
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:
Florida Gulf Coast trying to keep Amanda Enfield in this NCAA tournament. Up 24-22 on Georgetown at the half. #GetTheModelToTheRoundOf32— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 22, 2013
For the uninitiated, Enfield is the wife of FGCU head coach Andy Enfield, and she is not difficult on the eyes.
Florida Gulf Coast has only been in existence as a D-1 school for six years. Right now running roughshod over Georgetown.— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) March 23, 2013
Florida Gulf Coast is up 13 on Georgetown. 15-seeds are 6-108 all-time against 2-seeds. Will FGCU pull off the upset?— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 23, 2013
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:
Pitt thinks Georgetown is embarrassing the Big East— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) March 23, 2013
Unfortunately for Georgetown, the Hoyas aren't strangers to the wrong side of upsets in the NCAA tournament (via CBS Sports' Jeff Borzello):
If Georgetown loses, they'll only be missing a 13 and 16 seed in early-round upset bingo.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) March 23, 2013
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:
Georgetown looks like a wishbone team trying to throw.— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 23, 2013
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.
No. That didn't happen. No.— John Gasaway (@JohnGasaway) March 23, 2013
Florida Lob Coast— J.A. Adande (@jadande) March 23, 2013
Was that FGCU's Farokhmanesh moment?— Kevin Pelton (@kpelton) March 23, 2013
That may be the greatest play in Cinderella history. un flipping real.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) March 23, 2013
March at its finest.
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