Florida Gulf Coast basketball makes history
After the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles defeated San Diego State University Aztecs, the team became the first no. 15 seed in the NCAA tournament to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Eagles first pulled off an upset by defeating the no. 2 Georgetown Hoyas and then defeating the Aztecs.
In Andy Enfield’s second year of coaching the Eagles, he has lead the team to a historic run in the NCAA tournament, according to the New York Daily News.
“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” Enfield said. “Most people didn’t know who we were before this week. Hopefully, by now they know what the initials FGCU stand for.”
Now the Eagles are headed to Cowboys Stadium in suburban Dallas for the South Regional semifinals to face the Florida Gators who are the no. 3 seed, according to the Associated Press.
Eagles player Sherwood Brown has been a huge factor to the team winning and has been known for sticking his tongue out after every big shot.
“We’re doing something special out here,” Brown said. ”We’ve been told that this is what college basketball is all about.”
If the Eagles defeat the Gators, it will also be the first time a no. 15 seed advances to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.