Friday, March 22, 2013

Georgetown - Florida Gulf Coast Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Georgetown and Florida Gulf Coast:

Florida Gulf Coast wins in their first ever tournament game.  They are the 7th school to win in their first ever tournament game since 2000:

  • 2013:  Florida Gulf Coast 78 Georgetown 68 - Round of 64
  • 2012:  Norfolk State 86 Missouri 84 - Round of 64
  • 2010:  Arkansas-Pine Bluff 61 Winthrop 44 - Opening Round
  • 2005:  Oakland 79 Alabama A&M 69 - Opening Round
  • 2003:  North Carolina-Asheville 92 Texas Southern 84 - Opening Round
  • 2001:  Hampton 58 Iowa State 57 - Round of 64
  • 2001:  Northwestern State 71 Winthrop 67 - Opening Round

Florida Gulf Coast is the 7th #15 seed to win a tournament game.  The 10-point victory for Florida Gulf Coast is the second largest for a #15 seed.  Coppin State defeated South Carolina by 13 in 1997.

Georgetown's last 5 tournament losses are to double digit seeds.  They have 6 all-time losses to double digit seeds.  Only UCLA has more with 7.

Florida Gulf Coast's win was the first ever for an Atlantic Sun team over a Big East team.  The Atlantic Sun Conference is now 1-8 vs. the Big East.

Georgetown is 24-6 when ranked against an unranked opponent.  However, they have lost 3 of the last 4.

Georgetown has lost to a double-digit seed in their last 4 tournament appearances.

Georgetown has played two games against Atlantic Sun teams in past tournaments.  They won both of them against Belmont in 2007 and 2012 both in the Round of 64.

Georgetown is 17-4 in the Round of 64.

Georgetown is 16-3 when playing on Friday.

This is Florida Gulf Coast's first tournament appearance.

The last time an Atlantic Sun team won in the tournament was in 2001 when Georgia State 50-49 defeated Wisconsin in the Round of 64.

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