How Sweet 16 it is: FGCU wins!

Scenes from FGCU's win over San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Scenes from FGCU's win over San Diego State in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

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For the second straight game No. 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast University, one of the best underdog stories ever in the NCAA tournament, played like it deserved to win. The Eagles’ 81-71 victory over No. 7-seed San Diego State in the third round will go down as an upset, but the players never saw it that way.

FGCU (26-10) used a monster run, highlighted by the highflying plays and in-your-face bravado that has endeared the Eagles to the nation, to take their place in tournament lore.

The win makes the Eagles the first No. 15 seeded team to make it to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Eagles will play the University of Florida in the NCAA men's basketball tournament Sweet 16 at 9:57 p.m. on Friday night at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The game will be on TBS.

Get complete coverage of the FGCU's road to the NCAA tournament at naplesnews.com/fgcuncaa.

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Full coverage:

David Moulton: FGCU shows it’s no fluke as it goes into Sweet 16

Men’s basketball: FGCU’s Varidel, McKnight make big contributions off bench

Men’s basketball: FGCU does what no one but it expected — goes to Sweet 16

FGCU men’s basketball notebook: Fisher compares Eagles to Loyola Marymount

Sweet 16 party: FGCU students celebrate NCAA victory

AP game wrap-up: No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast beats SDSU 81-71

Social media reaction to FGCU's Sweet Sixteen berth

Men's basketball: FGCU holding pep rally Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Men's basketball: FGCU vs. Florida set for Friday night

NCAA Tournament

The Florida Gulf Coast men's basketball team was the first 15-seeded team to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The March Madness run ended in Texas where the Eagles were defeated by the Florida Gators 60-52 on Friday, March 29 in Cowboys Stadium. Join in on the discussion by using the hashtag #ndnfgcu in your Twitter updates and/or Instagram photos.

Get complete coverage of FGCU's road to the NCAA tournament at dunkcitypride.com »

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