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FGCU moves into Sweet 16 by stunning Aztecs

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Cinderella now wears a dress colored in Old Gold, Cobalt blue and Emerald.

Florida Gulf Coast ousted San Diego State, 81-71, becoming the first No. 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16.

The Eagles' improbable run will continue thanks to their victory Sunday in NCAA South Region third round action. FGCU moves on to face the third-seeded Florida Gators at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas Friday night.

Bernard Thompson scored 23 points, and Sherwood Brown had 17 and pulled down eight rebounds for the Eagles (26-10), who became just the seventh No. 15 seed to earn a victory in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, with their 78-68 triumph over No. 2 seed Georgetown. Chase Fieler donated 11 points and Brett Comer supplied 10 to go along with 14 assists in the momentous victory.

Jamaal Franklin paced San Diego State with 20 points and 11 boards, while Chase Tapley had 17 points for the seventh-seeded Aztecs (23-11), who were looking to make it to the round of 16 for the second time in the last three seasons.

03/24 21:29:51 ET