2013 NCAA Tournament Shocker- First 15-seed to Make to The Sweet 16

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Bernard Thompson scored a game-high 23 points as the Final 10 minutes of this game belonged to The 15th Seed as they pulled back to back Shocker’s in Philadelphia, becoming the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16.

2013 NCAA TournamentFGCU, Oregon, Wichita State, and La Salle in the Sweet 16, WHO PREDICTED THAT!! Plus, at least one of these teams are guaranteed a spot in the elite 8 because La Salle plays Wichita State………..CRAZY.

Sherwood Brown battled foul trouble in the second half, but scored 17 points as Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) added another chapter to its incredible story. The Eagles will face third-seeded Florida on Friday in the South Regional semifinals in Arlington, Texas.

Jamaal Franklin scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead San Diego State (23-11). The Aztecs led 35-34 at halftime but trailed with 11:35 remaining before the Eagles scored 17 unanswered points during the next 7:35.

Brown, who picked up his third foul with 17:54 remaining, scored eight points during the run. Thompson added five points, with his free throw with 4:19 left increasing the Florida Gulf Coast margin to 71-52.

Chase Tapley added 17 points for San Diego State, which committed 17 turnovers.

David Pride Freesportspicksdaily.com writes “The school had to scramble to get more servers for the website to fail over to. The traffic has gone through the roof.”

“We’re all about having fun and also playing really hard and that’s something we like to do, we like to get the crowd involved,” said Brown, the A-Sun’s player of the year. “The whole crowd got behind us even if they are not from Fort Myers, or as I like to say, Dunk City.”

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