Field Goal %
- FGCU 55.9
- 44.3 SDSU
Three Point %
- FGCU 38.9
- 34.8 SDSU
- FGCU 13
- 17 SDSU
- FGCU 35
- 35 SDSU
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19255
|Florida Gulf Coast||34||47||81|
|San Diego State||35||36||71|
- 0th Half
Florida Gulf Coast scored 22 transition points Sunday and has outscored its opponents by 27 points in transition in its first two games of the tournament. The Eagles have pushed the pace in the second half, scoring 34 of their 47 transition points after halftime.
Florida Gulf Coast was down by one at halftime Sunday but scored 32 of its 44 paint points in the second half to help pull away from San Diego State. The Eagles have controlled the second half in each of their first two games in the 2013 Men's Basketball Championship, outscoring their opponents by 19 points in the final 20 minutes.
From Elias: Florida Gulf Coast is the 1st team to win at least 2 games in its first Men's Basketball Championship appearance since Florida in 1987.
Brett Comer had 14 assists vs San Diego State, the most ever by a player on a team seeded 15th or lower in a Men's Basketball Championship game.
FGCU is the 1st 15 seed to make a Sweet 16 and just the 3rd team seeded 14 or lower, joining Chattanooga and Cleveland State.The 1997 Chattanooga team lost to the God Shammgod led Providence team in the Sweet 16.The 1986 Cleveland State team lost to a David Robinson led Navy team by 1 point. The Admiral finished with 22 and 14 that night.
Wednesday is the deadline for early entrants who have declared for the NBA draft to withdraw or lose their eligibility. What about next year? With a big season, some (like Duke's Marques Bolden) could be facing a huge decision 365 days from now.
Florida State will keep its run of highly ranked recruiting classes going after landing M.J. Walker and the Noles really needed the big-time scorer.
Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams has decided to return to school for his senior season after previously submitting his name for the NBA draft without hiring an agent.