Florida Gulf Coast Advances to the Sweet 16
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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Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Diego State 71 (Final)
FGCU 79, SDSU 63 (1:04 Second Half)
Bernard Thompson gets in on the Dunk City party with a slam of his own.
FGCU 77, SDSU 62 (1:28 Second Half)
This is the complete definition of a Cinderella story and you should enjoy every single second of the rest of the game.
This is what March is all about..— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) March 25, 2013
FGCU 75, SDSU 62 (2:37 Second Half)
We have reached the final media timeout of the second half.
We are just a few minutes from witnessing history being made.
Tell your friends to turn on TBS and sit back and witness this amazing achievement.
Dunks on dunks on dunks on dunks. Florida Gulf Coast.— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) March 25, 2013
FGCU 73, SDSU 57 (3:37 Second Half)
Comer to McKnight. Dunk City arrives yet again.
Comer has 12 assists for FGCU.
Tapley answers with a three for the Aztecs but is it too little, too late?
FGCU 71, SDSU 52 (4:12 Second Half)
17-0 run for the Eagles.
Jamaal Franklin is pleading with his teammates to make a comeback.
This is over. FGCU is putting the hammer down. I'm speechless ... and enjoying every second of this.— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) March 25, 2013
FGCU 68, SDSU 52 (4:55 Second Half)
12 turnovers and a 38.5% day from the field is not the combination to winning for the Aztecs.
FGCU can not miss at the moment.
Most improbable thing I've seen in Philly NCAA game: Laettner's shot. May have a very close second in 5:37.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) March 25, 2013
FGCU 66, SDSU 52 (5:40 Second Half)
The Eagles are beginning to run away with this game by way of 12-0 run since Sherwood Brown re-entered the game.
FGCU 64, SDSU 52 (6:58 Second Half)
To say the Aztecs are feeling the pressure is an understatement.
Brown lays in a bucket for the Eagles who have plenty of confidence and the crowd behind them now.
FGCU up 10. Building is practically kinetic with energy. Tremendously fun.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) March 25, 2013
Brett Comer had 10 assists at the last TV timeout.— Dana O'Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) March 25, 2013
FGCU 62, SDSU 52 (7:46 Second Half)
The Eagles are on an 8-0 run in the last three minutes.
They could easily close out the game very soon if they continue this.
FGCU 58, SDSU 52 (9:13 Second Half)
Sherwood Brown drains a three for FGCU and the swag of the Eagles is beginning to show.
This Eagles team fully believes that they will win tonight.
FGCU 54, SDSU 52 (10:22 Second Half)
The Eagles have gone to a zone defense and it has confused the Aztecs just a bit.
Franklin quietly has 17 points for SDSU.
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