FGCU prepares for prime time showdown with San Diego State
FOX 4 Staff
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PHILADEPHIA, Pa. - With only one day to digest their epic upset of Georgetown University, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will next face a tournament test San Diego State team Sunday night.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:10 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
The Eagles downed Georgetown 78 to 68 marking one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history. The Eagles were one of a handful of 15 seeds to ever beat a number 2 seed.
San Diego State is coached by Steve Fischer, the man who put together Michigan's legendary Fab 5 and coached the Wolverines to a title in 1989.
The Aztecs go into the game with FGCU as a number 7 seed with a record of 23 and 10. The Eagles have 25 wins against 10 losses.
A win Sunday night would propel FGCU into the Sweet 16, in the school's first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
The win sparked Eagle fever across Southwest Florida. Students, alumni and fans are celebrating the victory over Georgetown. That's been a boon for businesses selling FGCU memorabilia.