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Published: Friday, March 22, 2013, 6:35 p.m.

NCAA Tournament: Florida Gulf Coast 78, Georgetown 68

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Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown (left) and Brett Comer celebrate after Brown's basket during the second half of their NCAA tourn...

    Associated Press Florida Gulf Coast's Sherwood Brown (left) and Brett Comer celebrate after Brown's basket during the second half of their NCAA tournament game against Georgetown.

PHILADELPHIA -- Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.
The Eagles, in their second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, became just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2.
FGCU (25-10) plays the winner of the game between seventh-seeded San Diego State and No. 10 Oklahoma in the third round on Sunday.
A night after America's oldest university, Harvard, pulled off a major upset over third-seeded New Mexico, one of its youngest -- FGCU's first student was admitted in 1997 -- got one that was even bigger.
The Eagles took control with a 21-2 run that gave them a 52-33 lead with 12:28 to play, though the Hoyas used a furious rally to get within 72-68 with 52 seconds left.
It was another disappointing NCAA exit for the Hoyas (25-7), who have lost to a double-digit seed in their past four appearances.
Markel Starks scored 23 points for the Hoyas.
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