FGCU Heads to Philly; Faces Georgetown in NCAA

Sunday, March 17, 2013

MACON, Ga. - FGCU, the winners of the 2013 General Shale Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Championship, earned a 15-seed in the NCAA Tournament and will face Georgetown in Philadelphia on Friday. The Eagles enter March Madness with a five-game winning streak, which is tied for the 12th longest in the nation

FGCU (24-10; 13-5) posted several non-conference wins during the regular season including Atlantic Coast Conference Champions, Miami, who earned a two-seed in the NCAA Tournament.The Hoyas of Georgetown owns a 25-6 record and finished 14-4 in the Big East Conference and have won 13 of their last 15 contests.

The Eagles are led by the 2013 A-Sun Player of the Year, Sherwood Brown, who averaged 15.3 points and grabbed 6.4 rebounds per contest. FGCU set a Division I program record for wins with 24 this season; a win improvement of nine over the previous season.

Sophomore point guard and A-Sun Championship MVP, Brett Comer has dished out 213 assists this year, which is tied for seventh-best single-season mark in league history. The A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year, Bernard Thompson has recorded 96 steals; the third-best in conference history. FGCU has won 12 of last 14 games entering the NCAA Tournament

Second-year head coach Andy Enfield led program to first A-Sun Championship title as the Eagles led the A-Sun in scoring at 73.1 PPG with the top field goal percentage (.460) as well. On the flipside, Georgetown owns the nation's eighth-best defense by allowing only 55.7 points and allow their opponents to shot 37.7 percent from the field; seventh-best in the nation.

On the defensive end, FGCU holds its opponents to 66.7 points and only 40.6 percent shooting. Georgetown's offense averages 64.9 points per contest at a 45.9 percent clip from the field.

The Hoyas feature Big East Player of the Year, Otto Porter Jr., who averages 16.3 points and 7.4 rebounds. Porter shoots 48.9 percent from the field and 42.7 from three-point range. He has also totaled 81 assists, 56 steals and 27 blocks.

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