Florida Gulf Coast University Wins Atlantic Sun Tournament

“Dunk City” has struck again punching their ticket into the tournament. Had they not won the tournament something tells me they would have still had a shot. At one point Dunk City goes so hard that the shot clock stops working. When even the clock starts freaking out over a dunk you know you have something special. It was just a couple of years ago when they made it to the Sweet 16. The year was 2013, their seeding was #15. They made it past #2 seeded Georgetown and then #7 seeded San Diego State. They would eventually be downed by a streaking #3 seeded Florida by a score of 62-50. Check out the video of this dunk:

The tournament ended up having a couple of upsets but nothing that ended up being too crazy. The chips fell as we all thought they would and for a second straight season Florida Gulf Coast will be attending the big show. It will be interesting to see where they get seeded. My guess is they will be somewhere in the neighborhood of a #13 or #14 seed which will make it their highest seed in school history. Let’s hope that they don’t run into a Duke/North Carolina in the first game. Here is how the Atlantic Sun Tournament ended up shaping up:

Time Matchup Results
Quarterfinals – February 27th, 2017
7:00PM #8 Stetson @ #1 FGCU FGCU (87-57)
7:00PM #5 Kennesaw State @ #4 USC Upstate KSU (80-78)
7:00PM #6 Jacksonville @ #3 North Florida NFU (77-74)
8:00PM #7 NJIT @ #2 Lipscomb Lipscomb (97-67)
Semifinals – March 2nd, 2017
7:00PM #5 Kennesaw State @ #1 FGCU FGCU (74-62)
8:00PM #3 North Florida @ #2 Lipscomb NFU (91-85)
Final – March 5th, 2017
3:00PM #3 North Florida @ #1 FGCU FGCU (77-61)
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