Florida Gulf Coast endeared itself to basketball fans everywhere in 2013 on the biggest of stages. Against all odds, the 15th-seeded Atlantic Sun team shocked the world by knocking off No. 2 Georgetown before advancing to the Sweet 16 with a victory over San Diego State.
Not only did the Eagles become the first No. 15 seed to win two games in the NCAA Tournament to reach the Sweet 16, they did so in stunning fashion. It was a high-flying dunking act that earned the team the nickname “Dunk City.” You can see why:
Nearly four years removed from its magical tournament run, the Eagles have only made one NCAA Tournament appearance since — a Round of 64 loss in 2016 to North Carolina.
But that’s not stopping the team from continuing its “dunk city” legacy. One video released earlier this week shows a completely innocent student standing in line before one FGCU player threw down onions on the unsuspecting victim. Flex included.
The next shows a student victim who was attempting to ride his bicycle across campus before an FGCU player absolutely yammed on him.
The best news of all? Florida Gulf Coast is 18-6 and holds first place in the Atlantic Sun. It appears Dunk City is still alive and well, and there’s a decent shot we could see the show on the big stage once again in March.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: FGCU living up to ‘dunk city’ name by dunking on students around campus