Sixteen sweet reasons to love Florida Gulf Coast and its basketball team:
Even the most astute college basketball fan had never heard of Florida Gulf Coast before the tournament bracket came out.
Most adults have a favorite shirt or pair of shoes older than FGCU, which opened in 1997.
Coach Andy Enfield is fast-becoming the most popular gap-toothed American since Alfred E. Neuman.
FGCU held open tryouts last Oct. 10. Requirements were high school varsity experience and status as a full-time student.
If you don't like basketball at FGCU, its baseball team is ranked No. 26 in the nation.
Courtney Jolly, a professional monster truck driver, is one of FGCU's most distinguished alumni.
The Eagles started out in Division II in 2002 and began playing D-I in 2011.
Enfield is a self-made millionaire who returned to coaching after he sold a firm he helped start.
Enfield's wife is former supermodel Amanda Marcum.
Enfield had the nerve or confidence to take Marcum to Taco Bell on their first date.
How many NCAA Tournament coaches other than Enfield can say their wife was on the cover of Maxim and Elle magazines?
The school's website had a 400-percent increase in unique visitors on Sunday.
Dunk City is the coolest college basketball nickname since Houston's Phi Slamma Jamma in the 1980s.
Only 1 percent of the 8.15 million brackets filled in on ESPN.com had FGCU reaching the Sweet 16.
FGCU, which started the tournament with 1,000-to-1 odds to win the championship, is now at 80-1.
FGCU is 16 years old, almost the same age as Cinderella when she met Prince Charming.
How far will FGCU advance in the NCAA Tournament?
Lose Sweet 16 game
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