Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Diego St. 71

Sunday, March 24, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - Jamie Luckie, Gregory Nixon, Lamar Simpson
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Florida Gulf Coast 34 47 81
San Diego St. 35 36 71

Recap


Florida Gulf Coast 81, San Diego State 71
: Bernard Thompson scored a game-high 23 points as the Eagles dominated the final 10 minutes to pull their second consecutive shocker in Philadelphia, becoming the first No. 15 seed in NCAA Tournament history to advance to the Sweet 16.

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.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brett Comer scored 10 points and added 14 assists for Florida Gulf Coast. … The Aztecs allowed the most points since an 82-75 loss to UNLV on Jan. 16. … The Eagles have won seven consecutive games.

Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sherwood Brown 26:00 6-8 2-3 3-4 0 8 8 2 3 2 1 0 17
Eric McKnight 26:00 4-7 0-0 1-2 3 1 4 0 2 2 2 4 9
Chase Fieler 33:00 5-7 0-1 1-1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 11
Brett Comer 31:00 5-14 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 14 4 1 3 0 10
Bernard Thompson 34:00 9-15 2-6 3-4 1 3 4 2 0 5 1 0 23
Filip Cvjeticanin 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Christophe Varidel 24:00 4-7 3-5 0-1 1 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 11
Eddie Murray 16:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dajuan Graf 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 33-59 7-18 8-12 8 19 27 21 13 13 13 5 81
  55.9% 38.9% 66.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chase Tapley 32:00 7-18 3-8 0-0 1 2 3 2 1 2 3 1 17
Xavier Thames 37:00 3-8 1-3 1-2 0 3 3 6 1 2 2 1 8
Jamaal Franklin 36:00 8-13 2-6 2-2 2 9 11 4 1 4 5 0 20
J.J. O'Brien 21:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2
DeShawn Stephens 23:00 4-4 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 0 3 0 0 2 10
James Rahon 24:00 4-12 2-6 2-3 2 1 3 1 3 2 3 0 12
Skylar Spencer 11:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 0
Winston Shepard 16:00 0-2 0-0 2-4 2 1 3 3 1 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 27-61 8-23 9-13 13 20 33 16 11 10 17 6 71
  44.3% 34.8% 69.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 17