Mar 24, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Florida Gulf Coast forward Filip Cvjeticanin (15), forward Eddie Murray (23) and forward Chase Fieler (20) celebrate an 81-77 win over San Diego State during the third round of the NCAA basketball tournament at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eileen Blass-USA TODAY Sports

Florida Gulf Coast gets Dunk City Sweet 16 rings


 

Every March, the magic of the College Basketball NCAA Tournament is one of the few events in modern sports where a team virtually unheard of can rise up and shocked the world by pulling-off an upset of a perennial powerhouse.

Last year, that team was the Florida Gulf Coast, the 15th-seeded Cinderella squad that knocked off the Georgetown Hoyas and San Diego State Aztecs in March in their the run to the Sweet 16.

They would eventually bow-out to the Florida Gators, but still were one of the feel-good stories of the season last year, and they’re getting some pretty sweet bling for their accomplishments:

 


On the top of the rings, “Sweet Sixteen” sits next to the FGCU athletics logo. The sides are even better; the school’s Eagles mascot is flanked by “Dunk City” while being wrapped in a sash that reads “1st #15 Seed”, which is a tribute to FGCU being the lowest seeded team ever to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

 

 

 

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