Florida Gulf Coast 78 Georgetown 68
Georgetown: John Thompson III
Florida Gulf Coast: Andy Enfield
Florida Gulf Coast qualified for the NCAA Tournament in only their second year of eligibility. The school first held classes in August 1997.
This game marks only the seventh time in NCAA Tournament history that a #15 seed defeated a #2 seed. The last time was in the 2012 Tournament when Norfolk State defeated Missouri and Duke defeated Lehigh.
Florida Gulf Coast Forward Chase Fieler: It's an unbelievable feeling. We played a very tough team in Georgetown. They have great players. They're a historic school. So being a newer school it's very exciting for us to be able to win a game like that and for the NCAA history. That's exciting and impressive to be a part of that.
(on losing to a double-digit seed in each of their last four appearances)
Georgetown Coach John Thompson III: I wish I could, trust me, more than anyone on this Earth. I've tried to analyze it, think about it, look at it, think about what we should do differently and I don't know.
Florida Gulf Coast Guard Sherwood Brown: This is our first time being in the NCAA tournament. To actually go out there and win that first game, it means something really special to us.
The #2 seed Georgetown Hoyas play in the Big East Conference. They entered the tournament with a record of 25-6. They finished tied for first in the conference with a record of 14-4. They qualified for the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection. Georgetown University is located in Washington D.C.
The #15 seed Florida Gulf Coast Eagles play in the Atlantic Sun Conference. They entered the tournament with a record of 24-10. They finished second in the conference with a record of 13-5. They received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament. Florida Gulf Coast University is located in Fort Myers, Florida.