10 things to know about Florida Gulf Coast
by Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY Sports
Welcome to another session of Bracket Briefing, our attempt to provide you with essential information on the Big Dance — highlighting the Florida Gulf Coasts and Harvards of the college basketball world, and forecasting the Ali Farokhmanesh and Steph Curry moments before they happen.
Teams left: 32
The first word: By now, you’ve probably already ripped up your bracket. I surely have. You can rest easy knowing that President Barack Obama’s NCAA tournament picks were supremely lousy. Right when we thought Marshall Henderson’s antics were the main story in this year’s Dance, Florida Gulf Coast shocked the basketball world better than Juwan Howard and his fabulous friends ever could have.
If you picked Thursday darling Harvard or Friday Cinderella Florida Gulf Coast, you either A) know little to nothing about college basketball, B) went to school at Harvard (ahem, Jeremy Lin) or Florida Gulf Coast, C) like the colors maroon and blueor D) Have some sort of ridiculous bias/off-the-wall psychic ability. No. 15 seeds were 6-108 all-time before this game tipped. Seriously, if you got this pick right, we want to know about it. Tweet us a picture of your bracket here. Apparently, ESPN analyst Dick Vitale’s 7-year old granddaughter picked FGCU and Harvard. It’s also worth noting that Georgetown has lost to a double-digit seed for four years in a row. They’re upset-prone.
10 things you need to know about Florida Gulf Coast: The Eagles have become the clear-cut Cinderella in this year’s NCAA tournament following Friday night’s shocking 78-68 upset victory over No. 2 Georgetown.