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Florida-Gulf Coast a true Cinderella story
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A true Cinderella story is taking place at this year's NCAA Tournament.
The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles pulled quite the upset in the field of 64, when they beat powerhouse Georgetown.
Sunday night, the Eagles turned around and knocked off the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71.
In doing so, the Eagles became the first 15 seed to ever reach the Sweet 16, and the team has literally come out of nowhere.
16 years ago, the university didn't even exist, and up until a year-and-a-half ago, they didn't even play in Division 1.
The team is coached by Andy Enfield, a record-setting free-throw shooter who played college basketball at Johns Hopkins.
He then taught NBA players his technique before co-creating a software firm that sold for millions of dollars and returning to the game.
FGCU will face two-time National Champion Florida on Friday night in Arlington, Texas.