Florida Gulf Coast
Oklahoma State senior point guard Tiffany Bias saved her best for last in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
It was the team many people didn’t bank on winning and it killed a lot of brackets.
Jenna Cobb scored 19 points, Kaneisha Atwater added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast withstood two late rallies to beat Stetson 72-70 in overtime Sunday for the Atlantic Sun Conference title and a berth into the NCAA tournament.
Chase Fieler scored 22 and Florida Gulf Coast made short work of Northern Kentucky in a 92-72 win on Saturday that gave the Eagles a share of their first Atlantic Sun Conference title with Mercer and the top seed when the tournament starts on Tuesday.
Eric McKnight and Bernard Thompson each scored 14 points to lead a balanced Florida Gulf Coast offense in a 68-55 win at Stetson on Sunday.
Brett Comer scored 24 points with five assists and Florida Gulf Coast defeated Florida A&M 77-68 Sunday at the Las Vegas Classic.
Trey Burke was a 16-month-old toddler the last time Michigan was playing this late in the NCAA tournament.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
The Florida Gulf Coast star walked into a restaurant on campus Monday and was quickly surrounded. People wanted autographs. People wanted photos. People just wanted to yell words of encouragement.
Many sports fans couldn’t tell you where Florida Gulf Coast University was before the current season started. But between an early season upset of Miami and now winning a berth in the Sweet 16, Florida Gulf Coast has put itself on the map in a big way.