Here’s maybe the best way to explain what’s happening right now with FGCU: In a state where the Gators are back in the regional semifinals, where the Miami Hurricanes (who lost to FGCU early this season) are still alive in the field and look very much like a title contender, and as the Miami Heat took a 26-game winning streak into their game at Orlando on Monday, it’s the Eagles who might be the best story.
The guys from Dunk City had quite a celebration after putting on the show of the NCAA tournament and sending fans around the nation to their iPads in search of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Seniors Sherwood Brown and Eddie Murray have a combined nine years of experience at FGCU. That experience, perhaps more than their production on the court, has been vital to the Eagles’ turnaround.
Few knew the school’s name before March Madness began, and even fewer got it right — FGCU, not Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles are the first 15th seed in tournament history to make the Sweet 16, and coach
Andy Enfield isn’t shy about crediting his veterans for the unheard of success.
“If we didn’t have our two seniors,” Enfield said, “we wouldn’t have (27) wins right now