This dunk sums up FGCU ‘s upset
by Chris Chase, USA TODAY Sports
In the 29-year history of the modern NCAA tournament, a No. 15 seed has upset a No. 2 seed on just six occasions. Each of those victories felt like a David was slaying Goliath.
There’s always the sense in these types of games that the No. 15 seed will wilt under the pressure. The No. 2 seed will pull it out in the end. Remember the Lehigh-Duke game last year? Duke was always going to win. Even when the final buzzer sounded, it was still hard to believe the Blue Devils lost that game.
Not so in Philadelphia. FGCU was the better team for all 40 minutes. Georgetown cut the lead to five points at various points late in the second hal and it still didn’t feel like they’d be able to come back.
That’s because of plays like these. On three occasions during the game, FGCU attacked the offensive glass for an uncontested put-back dunk.
Early in the game, the Eagles inbounded off the back of a Georgetown player for an easy basket.
A college basketball Goliath may have gone down, but the team that did it was on equal footing. For tonight, at least.