The first two days of the NCAA tournament have seen lower seeds advance while teams expected to win had their seasons end.
But no upset was as shocking as Georgetown’s lass to 15th-seeded Florida Gulf Coast. The final was 78-68.
The Eagles outscored Georgetown 25-11 in transition. Their 25 transition points were the most the Hoyas have allowed in a game this season; they entered the game allowing 10.1 per game.
This was only the 7th time in history a 15 seed has defeated a number 2 seed, and no 15 seed has ever advanced as far as the “sweet 16”.
“If you don’t know us now, I don’t know what’s wrong with you,” sophomore guard Bernard Thompson said. “Our school is on the map. I’m glad we’re part of history in the making.”
Coming out of halftime FGCU exploded and led by 19 points with 12 minutes left to play.
“I told our team before the game that Georgetown was ranked eighth in the country, but after you get out on the court for two or three minutes, you’re going to realize that you’re just as good if not better than this team,” Enfield said.
As an analyst on ESPN said, “If Georgetown’s coach John Thompson III was coaching in the pros, he would have been fired by now.”
Another upset involved the UCLA Bruins. They were devastated as Minnesota destroyed the Bruins 83-63. UCLA coach Ben Howland, who has been the target of much criticism, may be looking for a new job. His post-season record is abysmal.
Columnist-The Guardian Express