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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Georgetown's upset loss becoming a trend

By ESPN Stats & Information

For the seventh time in NCAA tournament history -- and the third time in the last two years -- a 15-seed has defeated a 2-seed.

Florida Gulf Coast defeated Georgetown 78-68 in FGCU's first-ever NCAA tournament game.

The 10-point victory is the second-largest margin of victory for a 15-seed over a 2-seed. Only Coppin State's 13-point win over South Carolina in 1997 was larger.

The only teams to defeat a 2-seed in their first ever NCAA tournament game were 2001 Hampton (versus Iowa State) and 2012 Norfolk State (versus Missouri).

Being upset early has become a common theme for Georgetown. The Hoyas are the first team to be eliminated in four straight NCAA tournaments by a team seeded at least five spots lower.

How did FGCU get it done?

The Eagles outscored Georgetown 25-11 in transition. Their 25 transition points were the most the Hoyas have allowed in a game this season; they entered the game allowing 10.1 per game.

Otto Porter Jr. could not finish around the rim, making two of his nine field goals in the paint.

Looking ahead

The Eagles have their work cut out for them if they want to keep wearing the glass slipper. No 15-seed has ever made it to the Sweet 16. Coppin State in 1997 was the only 15-seed to even come within 10 points of its Round of 32 opponent. Norfolk State and Lehigh lost by a combined 46 points last year.

Other notes from Friday