March 22, 2013
Georgetown concluded the season at 26-7 overall.
This was Georgetown's 29th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Hoyas are 46-28 all-time, including a 8-6 record under head coach John Thompson III.
Tonight's game marked the first meeting with Florida Gulf Coast. It was also Georgetown's first loss to a team from the Atlantic Sun Conference (12-1).
This was the second time in four years that Georgetown, as a top 3 seed, has been upset. The No. 3 seeded Hoyas lost to #13 seed Ohio, 97-87, in the opening round in 2009-10.
Georgetown had three players in double-digit scoring: Markel Starks (23), Otter Potter, Jr. (13), and Jabril Trawick (11).
Otter Potter, Jr., finished with a double-double (13 pts, 11 reb.), his seventh double-double on the year. It was his 19th consecutive game in double figures and his 28th game overall.
Markel Starks had double figures for the fifth consecutive game and 21st time this season.
Florida Gulf Coast became just the eighth team to score 60 points against Georgetown this season.
Florida Gulf Coast Notes
Florida Gulf Coast (25-10) wins its NCAA Tournament debut and will face the winner of No. 7 seed San Diego State and No. 10 seed Oklahoma on Sunday.
FGCU is only the seventh No. 15 seed to defeat a No. 2 seed. The win marks the first time in NCAA history that No. 15 seeds have defeated No. 2 seeds in consecutive tournaments (Lehigh, Norfolk State in 2012).
Other 15 seeds to defeat No. 2 seeds
1991 -- No. 15 Richmond 73, No. 2 Syracuse 69
1993 -- No. 15 Santa Clara 64, No. 2 Arizona 61
1997 -- No. 15 Coppin State 78, No. 2 South Carolina 65
2001 -- No. 15 Hampton 58, No. 2 Iowa State 57
2012 -- No. 15 Norfolk State 86, No. 2 Missouri 84
2012 - No. 15 Lehigh 75, Duke 70
FGCU led by as many as 19 points in the second half (52-33).
FGCU electrified the crowd with several thunderous second-half dunks. For the season, the Eagles have 139 dunks, with Chase Fieler leading the way (59.) He finished the game with three dunks, including a one-handed alley-oop slam with 1:54 remaining to play.
FGCU went on a 21-2 run between the 17:27 and 12:30 mark of the second half to go ahead 52-33.
FGCU's win gives the Atlantic Sun Conference its first NCAA Tournament win since No. 11 seed Georgia State defeated No. 6 Wisconsin in 2001. Overall, it is just the Atlantic Sun's third NCAA Tournament win since 1981.
FGCU has now won six consecutive games and 13 of its last 15 games.
FGCU has not trailed in the second half of its last four games.
Five different Eagles scored at least nine points, led by Sherwood Brown's game-best 24 points. Bernard Thompson added 23 points.
With his nine rebounds, Brown became FGCU's all-time leading rebounder.
FGCU's 10-point win is the second largest margin of victory for a No. 15 seed over a No. 2 seed (Coppin State over South Carolina in 1997).
FGCU is 3-0 in neutral court games.
This is FGCU's second victory over a Big East team; it defeated DePaul on Dec. 22, 2009.
The win is head coach Andy Enfield's 40th at FGCU; the program had a combined 39 wins in its first four years of Division I.
The Eagles led the Hoyas 24-22 at the half, marking the 21st straight time FGCU has held a haftime lead.
The Eagles held Big East Player of the Year Otto Porter to just 13 points on 5-of-17 shooting.
FGCU is just the eighth team to score at least 60 points against Georgetown.