UF or FGCU: Which team is Governor Scott rooting for?
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NAPLES, Fla.- Fort Myers is now dubbed "Dunk City" after the Eagles swore straight towards the top. A video about FGCU's success on the court has more than 140,000 hits on YouTube.
FGCU becomes the first No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet Sixteen after its victory Sunday night against San Diego state. A country takes notice after a small Fort Myers University proved it has some big talent.
Even Florida's Governor is a fan. Rick Scott has mentioned the team on Twitter in the last few days. In one tweet he writes, "Congrats to FGCU, what a game!"
"I watched last night. FGCU beating San Diego, a great win especially the run, the 16-17 points straight without San Diego not scoring a point," said Governor Rick Scott.
The Eagles now take on the Gators this Friday in Arlington, Texas. So which team is the Governor rooting for?
"It's going to be tough to pick who I'm going to root for on Friday when they're playing Florida. I'll pick the school that has Florida in its name," said Scott.
That's probably the safest answer! One thing is certain, sports fans definitely noticed the Eagles eyeing and flying straight towards victory!