Florida Gulf Coast upsets Georgetown; Eagles became D-1 team just 6 years ago
FGCU has only been an institution of higher learning since 1991 and only had a D-1 basketball team for six years. But Friday night (March 22), they pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history.
It wasn't a squeaker, either. FGCU came out in the second half and absolutely dominated, leading by as much as 17 at one point. Georgetown mounted a comeback, but the final margin of victory was 10 ponts. It is just the seventh 15-2 upset in the history of the NCAA tournament.
Naturally, an upset of this nature is fodder for some great tweets:
Notable FGCU alums include Woman Banned From The Mall, Guy At The Bank Not Wearing A Shirt, and Wild Bear Everyone Thought Was Ed Asner. -- Sir Broosk
Basically Georgetown is losing to the University of Phoenix by 17 -- Doug Gottlieb
TOURNEYFACT: Florida Gulf Coast is the only school in the tournament you can enroll at through SkyMall. -- Sir Broosk
You think the tourney is crazy now but wait until the University of Phoenix team telecommutes a win over Kansas in ten years. -- Denny Mayo
Florida Gulf Coast University seems like the name of a school in a movie that's too cheap to license a real school's name. -- Bobby Big Wheel
FGCU lists six people under "Notable Alumni" on Wikipedia and one of them is a monster truck driver. Never change, Florida. -- Good Bill Hunting
Plus, there was this that happened, which is arguably the best alley-oop we have ever seen:
It's Madness, baby!