Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68

Friday, March 22, 2013 6:50 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - Jamie Luckie, Terry Moore, Rick Randall
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida Gulf Coast 24 54 78
Georgetown 22 46 68

Recap

Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68: Sherwood Brown had 24 points as the Eagles earned a stunning upset of the second-seeded Hoyas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia.

Bernard Thompson added 23 points for the 15th-seeded Eagles (25-10), who will play San Diego State in the South Regional quarterfinals Sunday. Brett Comer had 12 points and 10 assists and Florida Gulf Coast hit 10-of-14 free throws in the final 1:16 to hang on in its tournament debut.

Markel Starks led the Hoyas (25-7) with 23 points, including a pair of late 3-pointers to get Georgetown within 72-68 with 54 seconds left. Otto Porter Jr. was held scoreless for a 24-minute span and finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Starks' 3-pointer with 17:27 left tied the game at 31, but the Eagles responded with a 21-2 run to take control. Eddie Murray had a pair of dunks and Thompson and Brown each hit a 3-pointer during the run, which was capped by Chase Fieler's jumper for a 52-33 lead with 12:29 left.

The Eagles went on a 11-2 run during the last 10 minutes of the first half, holding the Hoyas to one field goal. Thompson had six straight points during the run and Brown's fast-break layup put the Eagles ahead 22-20 en route to a 24-22 halftime lead.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Florida Gulf Coast is the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2, joining Richmond in 1991, Santa Clara (1993), Coppin State (1997), Hampton (2001) Lehigh (2012) and Norfolk State (2012). ... Georgetown lost to a double-digit seed for the fifth straight tournament appearance (No. 10 Davidson, 2008; No. 14 Ohio, 2010; No. 11 Virginia Commonwealth, 2011; No. 11 North Carolina State, 2012). ... Brown became the Eagles' career rebounds leader in the first half and has 575.

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sherwood Brown 38:00 6-13 3-6 9-12 3 6 9 1 3 1 1 0 24
Chase Fieler 36:00 3-7 0-2 3-4 0 7 7 2 3 1 5 3 9
Eric McKnight 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brett Comer 33:00 4-9 0-0 4-4 1 5 6 10 3 1 2 0 12
Bernard Thompson 36:00 5-13 3-6 10-16 2 5 7 1 3 1 3 0 23
Eddie Murray 31:00 3-4 0-0 3-6 1 4 5 1 2 1 1 0 9
Christophe Varidel 6:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dajuan Graf 9:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 1
Filip Cvjeticanin 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-49 6-15 30-44 7 29 36 15 18 5 13 3 78
  42.9% 40.0% 68.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13

Georgetown Hoyas

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nate Lubick 28:00 2-3 0-0 0-2 2 4 6 3 4 1 2 1 4
Markel Starks 34:00 8-17 4-10 3-5 0 2 2 6 3 2 2 0 23
Mikael Hopkins 14:00 0-3 0-0 3-4 0 4 4 1 4 0 3 1 3
Otto Porter 38:00 5-17 2-6 1-2 2 9 11 3 4 1 2 1 13
Jabril Trawick 34:00 3-7 1-4 4-5 3 3 6 1 5 1 3 1 11
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera 33:00 3-11 0-6 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 1 0 0 6
Moses Ayegba 5:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Aaron Bowen 12:00 3-5 0-1 2-2 3 2 5 0 5 0 1 0 8
Stephen Domingo 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
John Caprio 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-64 7-27 13-20 11 27 38 15 33 6 14 4 68
  37.5% 25.9% 65.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 14