"Florida Gulf Coast wasn't a very well-known school and now the whole nation knows about it," Brown said. "We're happy that we could do that. There's a lot of big things coming to FGCU."
NOTES: Besides being from the same state and playing in the Sweet 16, Florida Gulf Coast and Florida have one more eerie similarity. Florida Gulf Coast was the first program to win its first two NCAA Tournament games in program history since Florida accomplished that feat in 1987. ... Florida Gulf Coast is the first team from the Atlantic Sun Conference to advance to the Sweet 16. ... Florida advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season, joining Kansas, Ohio State and Marquette as the only four programs to reach the Sweet 16 in each of those seasons. ... The game guaranteed that the state of Florida would have a program in the Elite 8, all while playing in Texas, which had no teams in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1977.