6:50 PM ET, March 22, 2013
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Florida Gulf Coast stuns Georgetown; 7th No. 15 seed to beat No. 2
PHILADELPHIA -- College basketball, meet Florida Gulf Coast.A school so new it wasn't eligible for the NCAA tournament until last year busted a load of brackets Friday night.
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Florida Gulf Coast became just the seventh No. 15 seed to knock off a No. 2 seed with Friday night's upset of Georgetown. Here's a look at the company the Eagles join:
|1997||Coppin St.||13||S. Carolina|
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No. 15 seeds now have three wins against No. 2 seeds in the last two NCAA tourneys, which is one shy of the number of wins they had in the first 27 combined tourneys with the 64-team field. Here's a look:
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22: Nate Lubick #34 of the Georgetown Hoyas attempts a shot in the first half against...(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Around Champ Week
MVP: In the biggest upset of the tournament thus far, Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown finished with 24 points, nine rebounds and a steal. He went 9-for-12 from the free throw line.
X factor: We all wondered how Georgetown would respond if star Otto Porter struggled. Well, he did (13 points, 11 rebounds, 5-for-17 from the field, 2-for-6 from the 3-point line).
That was March Madness: The numbers didn't predict that. But sometimes, crazy things happen in the NCAA tourney and we're just blessed to witness it. That's what happened when FGCU outplayed Georgetown.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-49 (.429)||24-64 (.375)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||7-27 (.259)|
|FT Made-Attempted||30-44 (.682)||13-20 (.650)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||33 (0/0)|
|» Mar 22, 2013||FGCU 78, @GTWN 68||Recap|
Florida Gulf Coast scored 78 points on 76 possessions Friday, just the fourth time in the last 16 games that Georgetown has allowed more than a point per possession in a game. The 78 points allowed by the Hoyas were tied for the second most Georgetown has allowed in a game this season.[+]
Otto Porter Jr. shot 29.4 percent (5-17) from the field Friday, his lowest shooting percentage in a game this season, minimum three field goal attempts. Porter could not finish around the rim, making two of his nine field goals in the paint against Florida Gulf Coast.
Florida Gulf Coast outscored Georgetown 25-11 in transition Friday. The 25 transition points scored by Florida Gulf Coast were the most the Hoyas have allowed in a game this season. They entered the game allowing 10.1 transition points per game. --Sherwood Brown and Bernard Thompson paced the Eagles in transition against Georgetown, scoring 17 of the team's 25 transition points.[+]
Florida Gulf Coast Transition Offense
Georgetown is the 4th school with 2 losses to a double-digit seed as a 1 or 2 seed since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985[+]
Most Losses as a 1- or 2-Seed - To a Double-Digit Seed, Since 1985
15-seeds now have 3 wins over 2-seeds in the last 2 seasons, which is one shy of the number of wins they had in the first 27 combined seasons of the 64-team field.[+]
15 Seeds vs 2 Seeds - Men's Basketball Championship History
ESPN Stats & Information