Florida Gulf Coast has quickly become America’s favorite college. The Eagles have made an improbable run to the Sweet 16 as a No. 15 seed on a journey that included wins over No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State. Florida Gulf Coast is in their first tournament appearance in school history and they have made the most of their experience.
On the court, the players are enjoying every moment of tournament play and soaking up every moment of the experience that they could have never imagined.
What makes Florida Gulf Coast such an exciting and entertaining team is the amount of fun that all of the players are having. Much like the Miami Heat in the NBA, Florida Gulf Coast can always be seen goofing off and dancing on the bench — like this chicken dance — and just having a good time playing a sport they love.
A lot of times you will hear analysts say teams should cut the celebrations and act like they have been there before, but that’s not the case for Florida Gulf Coast. The celebrations are incredible and I hope they never stop playing with this amount of joy.
Check out this GIF of their post-game celebration, via Bleacher Report: I am willing to bet you won’t be able to take your eyes off of it:
And since there was no champagne in the locker room, the players greeted their coach with a nice water bottle shower:
Thank you for making this tournament exciting, Florida Gulf Coast. With busted brackets all across the nation, it is nice to see a Cinderella team emerging that we are all able to root for.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the entire tournament as we keep you up to date with the latest results.