Florida Gulf Coast Basketball: Most Dazzling Images of Cinderella's Sweet 16 Run

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Florida Gulf Coast Basketball: Most Dazzling Images of Cinderella's Sweet 16 Run
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The school that's barely a teenager and the coach with the hot wife are headed to the Sweet 16. 

Florida Gulf Coast, in its 11th year as basketball program and third year as a Division I school, is the first No. 15 seed to head to the Sweet 16.

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This is past being a great story. This Cinderella wears the slipper a little differently than most. 

This isn't Princeton milking the clock and beating UCLA with backdoor cuts. This isn't Butler out-executing the field. 

These Eagles fly. 

Like this. 

And like this. 

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And like this. 

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Earlier this week, Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield told me two things that made me chuckle.

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Enfield said he wanted to get Georgetown to play Gulf Coast's pace. Nobody has been able to speed the Hoyas up this year. Gulf Coast scored 54 points in the second half of a 78-68 win. It put up 81 against another really good defensive team in San Diego State. 

Enfield also said that his big guys are not traditional, but they're athletic and go in to "Tyson Chandler mode." I shouldn't have chuckled. (See the dunks above.)

Brett Comer, the man who is setting up the high-flyers, has a ridiculous 24 assists and only five turnovers in this tournament. 

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The Eagles are not having their "One Shining Moment." They are having a whole bundle of them. 

Most go to Fort Myers to retire. Enfield brought some athletes like Sherwood Brown to Fort Myers to shock the world. 

Courtesy of FGCU Facebook page

The way they play, the way they run, the way they JUMP...maybe we shouldn't be so shocked.

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