Florida Gulf Coast Advances to the Sweet 16

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Florida Gulf Coast Advances to the Sweet 16
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Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Diego State 71

Florida Gulf Coast's Cinderella story was not meant to end in Philadelphia on Sunday. 

Two days after defeating the No. 2 Georgetown Hoyas in the round of 64, the Eagles became the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16 by taking down the No. 7 San Diego State Aztecs. 

With 11:30 left in the game, Eagles star Sherwood Brown re-entered the game after sitting on the bench with foul trouble.

After Brown stepped back on the court, the Eagles went on a 17-0 run that sealed up their spot at Cowboys Stadium on Friday. 

The Eagles will play No. 3 Florida in their Sweet 16 game in front of the biggest crowd they have ever played in front of in Arlington. 

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